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Assistant Director of Development, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

George Washington University
District of Columbia, United States
$52,959.00 - $72,845.00
Closing date
Jun 22, 2022

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Assistant Director of Development for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). 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 GW’s mission of excellence in education, research, and scholarship.

The Columbian College academic mission is to be a model college for liberal arts education for the 21st century; a center for scholarly research, teaching excellence, and innovative curricula; focused on the development of students as citizen-leaders in the global environment. CCAS offers undergraduate and graduate programs across 42 departments, three schools and multiple institutes and centers where worldviews, discovery, and ideas interchange. CCAS has an alumni community of more than 80,000 located all of over the country and the world. CCAS alumni are recognized leaders of industry, government and society.

This entry level gift officer position serves as a liaison between the CCAS development team and his/her portfolio of alumni, parents and friends of the university in order to plan and implement fundraising activities and secure major gifts. This role partners with deans, faculty, central and school-based development staff to meet fundraising goals, engage volunteers, execute events, and build affinity in support of philanthropic priorities.

This role also works to devise and execute a strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts in an assigned portfolio of approximately 120 prospects, both locally and nationally, for major gifts ranging from $25,000-$100,000+. This role will conduct 100 prospect visits per year and will identify, research, and cultivate individual giving prospects, in part by completing 500 substantive contacts and 150 qualifying contacts per year.

Success will entail collaborating closely with CCAS development and alumni relations staff as well as the central university development office to increase donor engagement and maximize gift potential. This role will assist the alumni relations team by supporting events and driving an alumni audience to related activities, with the intention of identifying prospects and cultivating donors, while working closely with faculty and staff to gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the academic and research programs taking place throughout the school. The role will be responsible for data management of the portfolio to ensure accurate prospect tracking of stage progression, contact reports, proposals, philanthropic capacity/inclination and biographical data.

Reporting to the CCAS Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development, CCAS, performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Additional Duties: In order to meet the demands of the role, the Assistant Director of Development will be expected to travel to meet with potential supporters   Apply to   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.     The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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