Executive Director, Special Projects and Campaign Operations

Washington D.C., United States
May 16, 2014
Job Location 2030 M Street - 2030 M Street - FB0145
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003485
Working Title: Executive Director, Special Projects and Campaign Operations
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
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
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: 05/15/2014
Job Close Date: 05/30/2014
Open Until Filled: No
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:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, this senior position manages and executes complex, high level strategies related to special initiatives, often originating at the level of the Dean, Associate VP, department chair or center/institute directors. These initiatives will often span institutional silos, requiring superior communication and relationship skills, sound analytical skills, the ability to interact effectively with very senior leaders, and the ability to produce results in complex situations under time pressure. The position will interact with leaders and colleagues in the SMHS, Medical Faculty Associates, GWU Hospital and general university, and also with external volunteers and donors including the Dean's Council and capital campaign chairs and committee members. The executive director will plan and implement action related to the SMHS capital campaign, with a goal to raise $250 million by June 30, 2018. The position will carry a portfolio of major-gifts prospects ($100,000 and above), including million-dollar prospects.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree or higher, with a minimum of eight years' experience in the below areas, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
-Prior management experience in relevant area.
-Experience with relevant programs, including developing, promoting, and implementing programs.
-Excellent communications, leadership, and supervisory skills.
-Proficiency with a personal computer.

Desired Qualifications:

-Ten years of experience in principal/major gifts and as a major gift manager
-Excellent written and verbal skills
-Experience with communications strategy

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Capital campaign organization and implementation

  • Special projects

  • Personal fund raising productions

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have six years of development experience, including major gifts experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have at least 3 years of experience directing communications strategy for an organization or project with national reach?
    • Yes
    • No

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

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.PI77532916