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Associate Director, Foundation Relations

The George Washington University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 24, 2023
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.   Responsibilities include:
  • 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 university.
  • Securing and coordinating foundation meetings and preparing briefing packets for university leadership and other university representatives.
  • Managing stewardship activities for assigned portfolio of foundations.
  • 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:   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. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

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