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Executive Director, Research & Relationship Management

The George Washington University
District of Columbia, United States
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024
The core focus responsibilities of this role are people (team members and clients) and program through leading the development of policies, procedures, and protocols for the development, execution, and management of all research and relationship management activities to orchestrate success. In pursuit of a world-class prospect development program, incumbent:
  • Understands current and future priorities, opportunities, challenges, and constraints that influence decision-making and program direction; coordinates with GW and DAR leadership to develop strategic fundraising plans that yield improved results and build organizational capacity.
  • Individually and in collaboration with other DAR staff, performs complex data analyses at both the micro and macro levels and completes special projects to advance the prospect research and relationship management programs.
  • Supports Divisional efforts to set and refine appropriate performance metrics for frontline staff across the enterprise and enhances fundraising managers’ coaching of frontline staff by providing actionable intelligence and analyses on progress toward goals.
  • Intentionally and proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with all RRM clients, modeling and establishing behavior, communication, and protocol for all RRM staff for interactions. Acts as the default “face” and “voice” of the department, while actively sharing credit and developing those capabilities among other RRM staff.
  • Builds, maintains, and thoughtfully develops a team viewed as a hallmark prospect development shop across the fundraising industry where highly skilled prospect development experts want to work and grow.
  • Ensures the highest quality of prospect development deliverables and support for clients from the team by providing quality assurance, training on best practices and creative techniques, guiding strategies, and coaching and supporting staff in their daily work.
  • Manages team budget/spending, including evaluating existing and new prospect development tools and managing vendor relationships.


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.

We encourage you to apply even if your experience does not precisely match the preferred qualifications. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. Telework flexibility may be possible.

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