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Director of Development, GUMC, School of Nursing - Office of Advancement Georgetown University

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Director of Development, GUMC, School of Nursing - Office of Advancement Georgetown University

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Director of Development, GUMC, School of Nursing - Office of Advancement - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Director of Development serves as the principal development officer, staff liaison for the Dean, and manager of the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) School of Nursing (SON). In consultation with the Dean of the School and the SDOD for Medicine and Health, the Director designs, manages, and executes all fundraising strategy and volunteer engagement activity for the School. In this capacity, this individual is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive development program to include major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and foundation relations, and for the coordination of alumni, annual fund, major gift, and family programs to present a seamless operation to constituents.

The Director oversees all aspects of the SON Board of Advisors and SON engagement activities (including SON and 50th Reunion events), managing, planning and executing meetings and events, and communication pieces. The Director of Development for the SON works collaboratively to partner with other Development Officers to ensure annual/campaign goals are met. The Director will oversee a portfolio of top Nursing donors/prospective donors. The Director will be integral to introducing the Dean of the SON to constituents, providing strategy and advice on engaging donors towards new philanthropic opportunities in support of the Dean's top priorities.

Work Interactions

The Director reports to the SDOD Medicine and Health. The Director works closely with the Dean of Nursing and orchestrates the development activity of senior level administrators and faculty members, staff, lead volunteers, and assists with other volunteer leadership groups. The Director of Development for the SON works collaboratively within the Office of Advancement of Georgetown University. Personal interactions, phone, and written correspondence will occur with external constituents including top donors and potential donors, Office of Advancement staff, Nursing staff and faculty, and other University leadership and staff.

  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • At least 6 to 8 years of major gift fundraising experience in science or medical fundraising preferred, as is experience with External Relations and Board recruitment and management
  • Leadership experience, and excellent written and oral communication skills; as well as ability to work with a diverse range of constituents, including donors, trustees, and volunteers; and a demonstrated capacity to meet major gift fundraising goals
  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft and Google applications; and proficiency with Salesforce for adherence to prospect management system
  • A high energy level and flexibility
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of alumni, parents, friends, faculty and colleagues
  • Ability to think in terms of macro investment opportunities that can provide an immediate opportunity, as well as a view to the future and the implications of future campaign(s) relative to future initiatives
  • Willingness and availability for occasional weekend and after-hours work, as well as for significant travel
  • Strong knowledge of Georgetown University, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education preferred

Work Mode: Hybrid (2 days on campus, 3 days telework). Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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