Associate Director, Donor Relations for Alumni of Color - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Associate Director, Donor Relations for Alumni of Color - Office of Advancement

The Associate Director, Donor Relations for Alumni of Color, is responsible for ensuring that the University's engagement with Georgetown alumni of color is strategic, coordinated, and robust - for example, serving as the primary liaison with the African American Advisory Board; planning and executing the Black Alumni Summit; and acting as the primary Advancement contact for the alumni efforts of the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) and related academic programs on campus, such as the Patrick Healy Fellowship. S/he ensures that alumni outreach and development efforts are reflective of Georgetown's diversity of alumni; creates and coordinates highly customized, program rich campus visits; and acts as a liaison and specialist to advancement personnel in order to provide cultivation and recognition assistance to individual donors and prospective donors.

The Associate Director manages the continued meaningful involvement of Georgetown's alumni of color in the life of the university including donors and prospective donors that are returning to the university community for the first time. Reporting the Senior Director, Development Engagement & Planning, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Constituent Outreach

  • Serves as liaison to the African American Advisory Board
  • Plans and executes the Black Alumni Summit
  • Cultivates relationships with alumni of color to foster increased collaboration with the University
  • Collaborates with CMEA and other academic units to centralize alumni of color outreach within the Office of Advancement


  • Works with the principal gift team to execute strategies to engage alumni of color through various programmatic vehicles including intimate, focused events - for example, matching their interests with university activities, all targeted toward campaign priorities.
  • Partnering with campus leaders (Deans, faculty & senior administrators) to determine appropriate events, set budget, develop invitation list and run event.
  • Arranges for private admissions tours when these involve principal gift donors or prospective donors whose children are applying to Georgetown.
  • In consultation with regional Development Officers and in coordination with unit Development Officers, plans and executes events which align with the University's fundraising priorities in order to either show impact of funds received or garner support for initiatives relating to alumni of color which need funding.
  • Coordinates all aspects of these events from development of message & invitations lists to coordination of follow-up after the event.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 5 years in the field of higher education development - strong preference for experience with alumni of color
  • Microsoft suite of software programs, particularly Word and Excel
  • Professional demeanor, good interpersonal skills, and highly organized and disciplined
  • Ability to relate easily to a wide range of groups
  • Independent thinker, creative, and proactively takes initiative

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