The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Assistant Director, Development for the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and the College of Professional Studies (CPS), including the Graduate School for Political Management (GSPM). DAR is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts and seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GWUs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.
The Assistant Director of Development reports to the Director of Development for GSEHD and indirectly reports to the Director of Development for CPS which includes GSPM and is responsible for qualifying and soliciting gifts at the Luther Rice Society level of $1,000 up to $49,000 for both colleges. This position will also manage each school’s advisory board, and provide key support to each college’s Development office to meet fundraising priorities. This critical work supports GW’s overall annual giving efforts to strengthen a pipeline of major gift, planned gift, and principal donors.
•Manages a portfolio of 90 – 120 prospects. This includes completing 150+ face-to-face visits annually with an emphasis on qualifying prospects and soliciting leadership annual gifts of $1,000+.
•Qualifies and transfers major gift prospects to major gift officers by assessing prospects’ capacity and inclination to give.
•Researches and identifies prospects for solicitations, managing a pool of donors and prospective donors for continued outreach and prospect management.
•Maintains working knowledge of the major areas for annual support across the two schools.
•Provides necessary documentation and follow-up for donors and internal partners as needed.
•Cultivates donor relationships, and accurately records data and outcomes.
•Provides key support to the Development office in order to meet the funding priorities of both colleges including generating Advance reports, gift acknowledgements, and stewardship reports.
•Serves as the Dean’s and Advisory Board members’ primary point of contact for all matters related to each school’s advisory board. This includes managing and organizing all aspects of the advisory board’s related activities.
•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.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 1 year of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•Strong writing and editing skills.
•A demonstrated understanding of the workings of non-profit educational institutions.
•At least one year of fundraising and annual funds experience preferred.
•Energetic and flexible individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills.
•A strategic and analytical thinker with project management skills, who works well as a part of a small team. Requires discretion and the ability to interact with a range of donors necessary.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: S007627
About The George Washington University
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. It includes 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.