Assistant Director of Development, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Advancement - Office

Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Development, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Advancement - Office of 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.  GUMC consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Biomedical Graduate Research and Education.

The Assistant Director of Development (ADoD) is responsible for increasing the number of donors, and the number and level of philanthropic gifts in support of biomedical research and other medical center-wide priorities. S/he engages donors and volunteers in various activities and events in order to sustain and deepen their connection with GUMC over time; and works with academic leaders, faculty, University officials and volunteers to design and implement annual fundraising plans to support key institutional priorities. The ADoD knowledgeably and articulately communicates the case for support; effectively identifies, cultivates and solicits potential donors; works closely with colleagues in annual fund, donor relations, stewardship, event planning, and prospect research; and maintains a portfolio of individual and select corporate/foundation prospects and donors.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of GUMC Advancement, the ADoD has duties that include but are not limited to:


Manages a portfolio of individual and corporate/foundation prospects and donors as assigned and drive pipeline - that is, the flow of constituents and prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, engagement in problem-solving and opportunity development, solicitation, negotiation, closing, and stewardship, for assigned GUMC priorities based on annual goals.


  • Plans and manages engagement events to identify and cultivate prospective donors; work with appropriate central advancement service units to implement.
  • Qualifies and begins cultivation of potential donors following GUMC Advancement events and programs.
  • Attends events and supports overall GUMC advancement efforts as needed. 

Reporting/Budget Management

  • Performs timely entry of all actions and prospect data into advancement office database.
  • Helps verify and ensure accuracy of gift reports.
  • Develops, monitors, and manages appropriate cost center(s) in coordination and collaboration with fellow development officers.


  • Works with fellow development officers and central advancement service units to develop and implement communications strategies, project-based case statements, proposals, and outreach initiatives to support assigned research areas and fundraising goals.
  • Maintains the GUMC Advancement program websites.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least  2 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in science or medical-related fundraising field, including volunteer management and solicitation experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn an array of medical specialties and disciplines in the basic science area
  • Strong computer skills, including all Microsoft applications, as well as proficiency using fundraising and prospect/donor management software.
  • Flexibility, initiative, self-discipline, and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and work collaboratively with others, both internal and external to the institution.  
  • Willingness and availability to travel and to work periodic weekend and after hours as needed

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