Development Associate, Parents - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Mar 17, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
Full Time
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Development Associate, Parents - Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement supports the mission of Georgetown University, its faculty, and students through developing relationships with key constituencies, connecting with alumni, and working with donors to help them know and understand opportunities for partnership with the university.

The Development Associate plays a key role within the Development team and the Office of Advancement as a self-directed officer. S/he works closely with the front-line development officers representing the parent and library segments, in a partnership aimed at growing talent and building a pipeline for front-line development officers who are interested in making their careers at Georgetown, and ensuring the relevant front line fundraisers get both the high level administrative and strategic support they need to properly maintain an outward focus on building relationships and closing gifts. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages comprehensive review of portfolio in order to determine which of the many prospects within these portfolios should be retained, reassigned, or dropped; and assists development officer to “tier” or “segment” the prospects in order of priority for his/her attention.
  • Confirms capacity and inclination of current prospects, and ensures that prospects are appropriately staged.
  • Determines those prospects for whom additional research would be helpful and works with development officer to develop a plan for identifying/adding viable prospects to the portfolio.
  • Handles portfolio review, maintenance, and strategy, identifying and researching potential donors to the university, and providing full-spectrum support to development officers; manages a small portfolio of annual and major gift prospects; and develops into a front-line development officer.
  • Handles the day-to-day fulfillment of prospect research inquiries and requests in support of Georgetown University's fund raising initiatives. 
  • Provides accurate, timely and comprehensive analysis and information about prospective donors to the University. 
  • Engages in the identification and reporting of new prospective donors for placement in fundraiser portfolios, using weekly gift reports and other data pulled from PRM and Gambit.
  • Provides general development support for self and two major giving officers, including budgets, staff solicitation visits, weekly gift reports, and donor information; entering contact reports and prospect strategies in donor profiles. 
  • Responsible for the gift process: entering and tracking asks, proposals, Gift Agreements/Statement of Intents, and gift transmittal forms.
  • Serves in learning and training experience structured to grow his or her talent such that after 2 years, is prepared to be competitive as candidates for assistant director of development positions with high-end annual gift/low-end major gift portfolios.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 - 3 years of work experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in the use of research materials, including the internet and online informational databases
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively, at times under tight deadlines
  • Strong problem solving ability, ability to exercise independent judgment and imitative as appropriate, and attention to detail
  • Understanding and practice a high standard of confidentiality and ethical information collection
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong collaborative and project management skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

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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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