The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking
an Associate Director, Foundation Relations at The George
Washington University (GW). DAR is responsible for
leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts and seeks
to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university
community of 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,
scholarship, and patient care. Job Summary:
The Associate Director, Foundation Relations, reporting to the
Director of Foundation
Relations, will guide
GW leadership, faculty, and staff in initiating, strengthening, and
managing strategic relationships with foundations to advance
philanthropic support for various GW priorities and programs.
- Engaging school, department, and DAR leadership in
formulating foundation fundraising strategy for assigned areas and
implementing plans for the identification, cultivation, and
solicitation of viable prospects.
- Demonstrating prospect research skills and the ability to
develop foundation fundraising strategies involving leadership and
faculty from diverse disciplines and that further university,
school, and/or department priorities.
- Maintaining a portfolio of funders with the capacity to make
awards of $100,000 and above, developing partnerships with
foundation program officers/staff, and ensuring proper
documentation of internal and external fundraising activities.
- Playing a central role in developing or assisting with the
creation of letters of support, concept papers, proposals and
reports for funders, on behalf of individual schools and faculty.
This includes a thorough understanding of GW systems for proposal
submissions, including assistance with routing proposals through
the Sponsored Projects office.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with school/unit fundraisers, deans, and associate deans for
research, department heads, faculty and administrative staff of the
- Securing and coordinating foundation meetings and preparing
briefing packets for university leadership and other university
- Managing stewardship activities for assigned portfolio of
- Educating and updating university partners on foundation
fundraising, including making presentations to
faculty, DAR colleagues, and administrative staff.
Performing 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.
If interested, please apply at: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/105718
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. Successful Completion of a Background
Screening will be required as a condition of hire.