Associate Director of Development, GSEHD

Washington D.C., United States
Feb 28, 2014
Job Location 2129 G Street - 2129 G St NW - FB0044
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (DEV)
College/School/Department: Graduate School of Education & Human Development (GSEHD)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003244
Working Title: Associate Director of Development, GSEHD
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours, some evenings and weekends
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 20
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 02/27/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus four years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field of study preferred, e.g. education, counseling, policy analysis, human development, organizational or educational leadership, communications;

2 years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education.

Willingness to travel 50-60% of time, entrepreneurial self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Creative and strategic mindset highly valued.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Manages a portfolio of 150-200 prospects; travels to make 125-150 in-person visits to qualify, cultivate, and solicit annual and major gifts from alumni and friends.

  • Stewards gifts/commitments made to GSEHD via phone, correspondence, event interaction, and in-person visits.

  • Develops strategies to engage prospects in the life of the school in collaboration with Alumni Relations colleagues, faculty, staff and other key GW constituents.

  • Analyzes alumni data to identify new prospects deemed speculative until qualified via in-person visit. Follows leads from Executive Director, planned giving colleagues, advisory council members and other viable sources.

  • Oversees data management for prospect pool to ensure the accurate capture of prospect tracking, stage progression, contact reports, proposals, philanthropic capacity/inclination and biographical data into Advance. Uses various reporting tools to monitor prospect data. Expected to be an active partner within prospect tracking and management.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.