Senior Director, Constituent Events - Georgetown University Medical Center Advancement

Washington D.C.
Mar 03, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Senior Director, Constituent Events - Georgetown University Medical Center Advancement

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — care of the whole person.

The Senior Director develops, supervises and implements the overall strategy GUMC's constituent events, including the development of outreach and fundraising strategies for events that raise unrestricted funds for cancer research and increase exposure of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC).  S/he serves as a front-line fundraiser through their relationships with the volunteers/donors for such events as The Gala, the Women and Wine Event for breast cancer research, and The Men's Event for prostate cancer research. The Senior Director oversees events engaging more than 2,000 Washington leaders in the political, corporate, social, sport and civic communities - significant in both the dollars raised and the awareness and publicity attracted, and reflecting the Georgetown University image of excellence and integrity, Duties include but not limited to:

Event Production

  • Sets and maintains standards and goals for events sponsored by GUMC.
  • Develops an annual plan of activity supporting these goals, and develops the guidelines necessary for the promotion and execution of these activities.
  • Produces GUMC events by supervising an Events Management firm that coordinates the logistics of the events.

Volunteer Management

  • Identifies, recruits, and manages fundraising volunteers to take on a leadership role in the success of LCCC events.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates goals, prospect engagement and gift strategies among volunteers, DOD, GUMC colleagues, and key university leadership by regularly identifying gift prospects from event attendance, committee members, co-chairs, and honorees.

Fundraising Strategy

  • Identifies the goals and financial requirements for LCCC events so that the team may conduct its work and carry out its objectives.
  • Outlines the actions, timescales and resources (personnel and budget) that will be implemented to enable the funding needs to be met.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive fundraising or event management experience, preferably in an academic medical center
  • 5 years of successful volunteer management
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle a large number of complex and diverse tasks requiring in-depth analysis and quality performance
  • Experience in working with large volunteer leadership committees in support of major gift fundraising event initiatives
  • Successful experience with personal gift and volunteer solicitations
  • Competency in the use of personal computers and development and standard office support software
  • Understanding of computer technology, event software programs, and Microsoft Office Suite

Desired skills:

  • Experience in major gifts fundraising, event management, strategic planning, and board development
  • Background in academic medical centers
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to encourage and instruct others
  • Effective interactions with staff, volunteers, and leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence in interactions with internal colleagues, external constituents, donors, prospects, and VIPs
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of protocol procedures and guidelines
  • Highly organized

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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