Assistant Vice President of Development, Elliott School of International Affairs

Washington D.C., United States
Apr 25, 2014
Job Location 1957 E Street - 1957 E St NW - FB0126
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (DEV)
College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Senior Management
Posting Number: Staff - 002774
Working Title: Assistant Vice President of Development, Elliott School of International Affairs
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (daytime hours)Some evenings/weekends.
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
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Telework: No
Job Open Date: 04/24/2014
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Open Until Filled: Yes
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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:

GW is currently seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join The Elliot School of International Affairs (ESIA). The successful candidate will work with the Dean of ESIA and the Associate Vice President for Development, Schools and Units, to develop and execute annual and long-term development plans for The Elliot School of International Affairs and university-wide initiatives, coordinating with and engaging others in this work, including staff, alumni, and external constituents. The candidate will work to create philanthropic strategies that advance the ESIA program. The candidate will build a team of staff to realize these philanthropic strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree, or higher, and 6-8 years of relevant experience in a senior management level position in the field of Advancement/Development, to include at least two years of successful major gifts work and two years of experience in prospect management/tracking, developing and executing short-and long range prospect strategies, and supervisory responsibility over professional level staff. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous experience working in the international affairs arena.

Progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement in higher education.

Demonstrated success in cultivating and soliciting gifts at the six and seven figure level.

Proven track record of creatively building and leading successful fundraising programs, including capital campaigns.

Exceptional communication skills, and outstanding writing competences with an attention to details.

Experience in prospect management/tracking, developing and executing prospect strategies, and supervisory responsibilities over a professional staff. CFRE preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Works with the Dean and Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to develop and execute annual and long-term development plans for Elliott School and university-wide initiatives. Collaborates with other senior Development and university staff to provide comprehensive support for GW fundraising priorities.

  • Manages a pool of up to 80 of the Elliott School's top rated major gift prospects, along with other prospects as appropriate. Works closely with the Dean, International Council and senior members of Development to establish programs for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of top-tier prospects, including visits by trustees, president, deans, appropriate faculty, key donors and volunteers.

  • Coordinates and supports the volunteer and fundraising efforts of the Elliott School's International Council.

  • Manages the Elliott School Development Office and provides direction and professional development opportunities for its staff.

  • Coordinates with Alumni Relations and Market's staff in developing strategies and programs that support Elliott School and university-wide fundraising initiatives.

  • Conceives, executes, and manages limited-scale "mini-campaign's for projects that support Elliott School institutes and centers.

  • Serves as a senior member of the Elliott School Executive staff and the DAR senior council. Participates on committees to provide and receive feedback on activities that may impact Elliott School and university fundraising activities.

  • Gathers fund-raising data on performance metric and other measures of success and prepares statistical analyses and attainment reports related to fundraising efforts.

  • 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.

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  2. Cover Letter
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