Assistant Director of Development, Columbian College of Arts and Sci.s

Washington D.C., United States
Apr 26, 2014
Job Location Phillips Hall - 801 22nd St NW - FB0027
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (DEV)
College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003407
Working Title: Assistant Director of Development, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours, some evenings and weekends
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 14
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
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 04/25/2014
Job Close Date:
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:

The Assistant Director of Development of CCAS develops strong relationships with individual donors, alumni, and friends of the University for the purpose of securing leadership annual gifts. The Assistant Director's role will heavily focus on growing the pipeline of donors for Columbian College and advancing the mission of the college through active engagement and strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

-Experience in administering development and fundraising activities in higher education, public relations, or business administration is desired.

-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

-Strong writing and analytical skills.

-Ability to make cold calls to secure face-to-face visits with donor prospects.

-Background in Annual Fund and direct solicitations a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 150 alumni prospects and donors to identify, cultivate, and steward new, existing, and potential donors capable of making leadership annual ($1,000+) and major gifts ($50,000+) to CCAS. Conducts an average of 15-20 prospect visits monthly and travels regionally and nationally to conduct meetings and solicitations in order to meet goals.

  • Works closely with Senior Associate Director, Executive Director and Associate Vice President on portfolio management and gift solicitation strategies. Segments and analyzes database to identify populations to be solicited; develops strategy to maximize result of solicitation to targeted population in support of CCAS Dean's fund and current operating campaigns.

  • Works with alumni directors, communications officers and event coordinators at school and university level to produce cultivation and stewardship events.

  • Expected to be an active partner within prospect tracking and management. 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.

  • 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 this position.

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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.PI76386945