Senior Director, Gift and Constituent Information - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Jun 15, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

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Senior Director, Gift and Constituent Information - Office of Advancement

The Senior Director, Gift and Constituent Information, provides financial management and data integrity expertise and a high degree of professionalism to facilitate the achievement of the division's goal: to develop and manage the alignment of core data to Advancement business and operational requirements. Under general direction of the Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, the incumbent is responsible for the strategic management of the Gift and Data Entry and Data integrity functions in the area of Advancement Services. The incumbent works closely with Central and Divisional Development Officers and other Advancement Staff, Advancement Technology Services, accounting staff in the Division of Financial Affairs, Internal Audit, external auditors, and vendors and service providers on the financial management and reporting of donations, the collection and management of GU constituent information and the maintenance of quality data.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction and broad oversight to gift processing and compliance and constituent records units. Ensures relevancy, accuracy and timeliness of strategic university advancement data.
  • Ensures compliance with all university, GAAP, IRS and PCI requirements
  • Management and improvement of all processes related to constituent records and affinity data management.
  • Manage uniform data architecture and continued access.
  • Identify financial and program evaluation reporting requirements and to communicate to them relevant procedures relating to the processing of donations and tracking of accurate and timely constituent, event, alumni and relationship data.
  • Work closely with University tax office as necessary and is the central person within Advancement Services responsible for providing tax advice. Verifies that all IRS guidelines pertaining to the receipting and reporting of donations are met.
  • Develop and manage ongoing divisional audit programs to evaluate collection, management and use of constituent information.
  • Develop and manage an ongoing divisional audit program which reviews how donations are received
  • Work with frontline development officers to gather feedback from the market and develop proposals that respond to the interests of individual donors or donor segments


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8- 10 years or more of relevant experience at a senior level.
  • University degree in accounting or finance or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft applications (particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • 8- 10 years or more of relevant experience at a senior level.
  • High level of knowledge in the area of accounting, financial controls and information systems. Solid knowledge of gift processing and records management best practices and policies.
  • Strong leadership/management experience.
  • Experience in higher education or multiple setting preferred

Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate policy and procedural requirements and produce and analyse data
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

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EEO Statement:

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