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Washington, DC Full Time Posted by: George Washington University Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020

The George Washington University Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Division is seeking an Executive Director of Development to oversees the fundraising operations of two of its graduate schools, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and College of Professional Studies.
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 GWs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.
This position provides leadership to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, as well as the College of Professional Studies (and its Graduate School of Political Management), directly manages key development prospects, and advises the dean/director of the schools and senior leadership for development and alumni relations as it relates to her/his area.
Duties include
-In coordination with DAR leadership and the Dean, develops and executes a holistic fundraising and engagement strategy for GSEHD and CPS. Develops strategies to increase giving attainment, maintain and build relationships with key volunteers and donors, and enhance alumni engagement. Creates a comprehensive annual plan to achieve success. Oversees a team of two major gifts officers responsible for major gifts, leadership giving identification, and constituent engagement. Provides management using a metrics-based approach and individualized annual business plans. Demonstrates a strong sense of teamwork and a commitment to an environment of mentoring and support.
-Manages a pool of approximately 75 of the GSEHD's and CPS's top rated major and principal-level gift prospects, and serves as team collaborator on university-wide prospects demonstrating an interest in each school's priorities. Conducts 8-10 monthly prospect visits, and is actively involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of top-tier prospects. Held accountable for both individual attainment and outreach goals, as well as those of the overall GSEHD and CPS teams.
-Serves as primary philanthropic advisor and staffer to the dean/director. Proactively works to understand and maintain an in-depth knowledge of school programs, key faculty, research, and notable initiatives. Utilizes dean/director, top volunteers, faculty and staff for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of top-tier prospects. Serves as primary staff liaison to the school's leadership advisory group. Manages advisory group meetings and ongoing relationships with individual members.
-Works collaboratively with other school and centrally-based colleagues, including Principal Gifts, Planned Giving, Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Donor Relations and Stewardship, and Corporate and Foundation Relations, to 1) identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors with Elliott School interests, and 2) build capacity for the execution of a comprehensive fundraising and engagement strategy for constituents of the School. Participates collaboratively in team planning and solicitation strategy efforts within DAR (Development and Alumni Relations).
-This position provides leadership to a school or portfolio within central development, directly manages key development leaders, and advises the senior leadership for development and alumni relations as it relates to their area. This role serves as an experienced major gift officer and assumes direct management of the organization's major gift fundraisers. This position works closely with senior leadership to develop and execute a sustainable development program that will broaden the organization's base of support. This role directs a team of major gift officers, provides guidance and professional development opportunities for staff, manages a portfolio of 75-90 top major and principal gift prospects, and is actively involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of top-tier prospects. This position conducts 8-10 monthly prospect visits and oversees the development of plans and strategies of the major gift team in support of the organization's philanthropic priorities. This role oversees data management for prospect data, and provides direct support to senior leadership, typically including producing and sharing briefing materials, accompanying on donor visits, and drafting proposals and correspondence. This is a management position at the university that, in addition to leading a work unit, leads and supervises staff directly, makes hiring decisions, provides coaching, training and mentoring, manages performance and determines future staffing needs.
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.
Minimum Qualifications
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 8 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be sCompanytituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Washington, DC, United States of America
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3/26/2020 6:08:11 PM

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