Director of Development for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Dec 19, 2016
Apr 14, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

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Director of Development for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) - Office of Advancement

The Director of Development for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) at Georgetown University raises major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations for the approved programmatic priorities within the LCCC. She/he identifies cultivates, stewards and solicits donors and prospective donors in order to secure major gifts in support of the LCCC. The Director of Development serves a major gifts officer, responsible for managing a prospect portfolio of approximately 100-150 major gift prospects ($50k-$1,000,000) in order to raise $2 million - $5 million annually for fundraising for the priority programs within the LCCC and the upcoming Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) campaign. S/he has direct staffing and management responsibility with volunteers, faculty, staff and cancer center leadership for these priority programs including the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research. Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Serves as major gift officer for approximately 100-150 prospects rated at $50k-$1m in order to raise $2-5m annually.
  • Annually submits approximately 20 proposals ($50k+), close at least 15 gifts, make 50 face-to-face visits, and 100 substantive moves.
  • Prepares proposals in coordination with principal investigators for LCCC funding and works with stakeholders to write concept papers and case statements for program support.

Fundraising Strategies Management for LCCC Priority Programs

  • Works with Senior Director, LCCC Leadership, GUMC administrators and faculty to develop fundraising strategies for priority programs of LCCC.
  • Builds prospect pipeline for priority programs.
  • Proposal preparation and programmatic work for the priority programs.
  • Writes programmatic materials for fundraising: concept papers, proposals and communications.

Collaboration with University, LCCC, Medical Center and Advancement leadership and faculty

  • Prepare reports, briefings and talking points for strategic fundraising and to educate donors and achieve fundraising goals.
  • Staffs academic leaders and key volunteers at events and meetings.

Cancer Center Development Office Management

  • Serves as staff liaison and mentor.
  • Directly supervises a development coordinator by setting performance expectations, mentoring and providing feedback as appropriate.
  • The DOD acts as the Director of the Cancer Center Development Office in the absence of the Senior Director of Development, as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6 to 8 years of direct and progressive fundraising experience 
  • Successful volunteer management and gift solicitation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal interaction skills
  • Strong negotiating and marketing skills and leadership ability
  • Ability to  give significant attention to detail and to be able to keep focused on priorities
  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Preferred qualifications

  • Proven ability to meet and exceed goals
  • Proficiency in database management systems
  • Proficiency with prospect management systems
  • Ability to use good judgment and ethics in handling confidential materials with sensitivity and discretion
  • Strong knowledge of Georgetown University or Academic Health Science Development and demonstrated commitment to education preferred

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EEO Statement:

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