The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is seeking a Director of Advancement to build internal and external relationships, secure private philanthropic support, engage alumni and others, and represent DMGS to all constituents. The Director of Advancement will work closely with the President, the Board of Directors, Deans and other academic and administrative leaders to set strategic direction for the execution of all fundraising, alumni relations, and development communications activities. Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Advise and assist the President and key academic, administrative, and volunteer leadership in planning and implementing their responsibilities for major gifts and grant activities
Prepare and/or revise short and long-term plans with specific goals and objectives for the individual and corporate/foundation giving programs
Maintain cooperative working relationships with academic Deans and leadership, business, and administrative offices, and other units whose active participation is essential to an effective development program
Coordinate all DMGS initiatives with major gift prospects, including clearing approaches and timing, maintaining a record of all subsequent interactions, and developing a means of monitoring and reporting on major gift activity
Coordinate and refine the DMGS-wide prospect management system to ensure the effective and productive management of major gift prospects
Direct, plan, evaluate and provide oversight to alumni relations, annual giving, annual leadership giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation, and planned giving programs, as well as the systems and business office functions in support of development
Manage a major gift portfolio; staff the President in major gift cultivation and solicitation
Perform other duties as assigned by the President
Please email your resume and cover letter to Laura Gabel at email@example.com.
Minimum of seven years of experience in a comprehensive development program
Proven record of personally cultivating, closing, administering and stewarding significant major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations
Proven track record of providing strategic direction, leadership and operational management of advancement activities, resulting in marked improvement in execution and revenue growth
Proven management experience and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals, support staff and volunteers
Demonstrated experience with budget preparation, planning and resource management
Commitment to higher education and strong desire to represent DMGS and champion its mission
Strong organizational and time management skills and the corresponding analytical skills needed to establish strategic fundraising goals and report on results
Ability to address spontaneous issues and situations, make decisions and resolve problems
High level of integrity, initiative, creativity and energy
Comfortable working in a “team-oriented” environment; high capacity to inspire cooperation and work well with teams
Ability to work in a complex environment with the ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to articulate the themes and issues associated with DMGS clearly and persuasively
Advanced knowledge of and application of gift planning techniques
About Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) offers a professional and executive education that is easily tailored to students who either currently work in, or those who wish to pursue a career in the national security community. DMGS’ curriculum offerings also provide needed skills that both intersect and are applicable to other communities such as the commercial corporate world ...and Law Enforcement. DMGS supports the intellectual foundations of American security policy by ensuring our education prioritizes policies and outcomes rather than traditional academic structures. DMGS enables professionals to address the national security challenges of the new century by encouraging them to rethink tradition and assess new forms of policy analysis.
Incoming students have their professional experience assessed for academic credit to ensure their DMGS education helps them develop a new knowledge base. Self-motivated students play a central role at DMGS, and dialogue between students is just as relevant to course learning objectives as presentations made by the professor.
DMGS is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization licensed by the Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia.