Assistant Director, Student Programs and Class Campaigns - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Oct 13, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Student Programs and Class Campaigns - Office of Advancement

The Class Programs & Reunion Campaigns (CPRC) team has grown since its inception in 2011 to work with more than 1,000 alumni, student volunteers, and internal partners to increase class-based engagement and giving.  The Team is responsible for building a culture of philanthropy among undergraduate students at Georgetown, and accomplishes this through establishing undergraduate class fundraising goals and campaigns, recruiting and developing student volunteers, hosting world-class signature events (including underclassmen giving campaigns, Senior Class Fund campaign, and Homecoming Weekend), and engaging alumni and students in the mission of Georgetown.

The Assistant Director of Student Programs and Class Campaigns develops and manages comprehensive and class-specific philanthropy strategies and programs for undergraduate students, as well as establishes an educational program focusing on the importance of philanthropy and building a strong class identity. S/he handles program assessment, design, and implementation; works closely with other offices on campus to build partnerships and programs in order to promote a lifelong relationship with Georgetown; and ensures a smooth transition for class leaders into roles on the Senior Class Fund.  The Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Provides ongoing, day-to-day tactical support for reunion gift chairs, including the production and management of prospect reports and other relevant information.
  • Manages all aspects of the comprehensive student philanthropy programs and gives strategies focusing on freshman to junior classes.
  • Develops external fundraising and engagement goals for freshman, sophomore, and junior classes.
  • Organizes and coordinates fundraising efforts for designated reunion classes by engaging and supporting the University's leading volunteers and donors.
  • Designs a comprehensive strategy to educate the student body about the importance of philanthropy, and works closely with the Senior Class Fund staff to effectively transition students into senior year.
  • Successfully implements the underclassmen giving campaigns and all other student philanthropy programs.
  • Recruits, trains, and develops 1634 Society leaders and trustees, providing ongoing, day-to-day tactical support for the 1634 Society.
  • Develops partnerships and collaborates with campus offices to promote lifelong relationships between students and Georgetown.
  • Manages specific aspects of Homecoming Weekend as assigned by the Director.
  • Collaborates with Development Officers to secure challenge gifts and steward major donors.
  • Establishes measurable outcomes for participation, new attendees, degree of impact surrounding attendance on giving, and other variables surrounding the events.
  • Serves as the point person for 2 active reunion classes and other key volunteers as needed.
  • Adheres to overall goal and budget guidelines and oversees benchmarking, measurements, and reporting.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Communications, Development, Volunteer Management, Records, & IT.
  • Determines ways to increase our “marketability” within the office and increase our profile.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1to 3 years of professional experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft applications (particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Desire to contribute to and participate in the mission of Georgetown University
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience developing deep, lasting relationships
  • A proven ability and track record of high achievement, thinking strategically, and meeting or exceeding goals
  • Experience working with and/or leading students, volunteers, customers, and the ability to lead by both example and through instruction
  • Motivated self-starter able to perform multiple tasks at once with minimal supervision
  • Experience and comfort with understanding and performing semi-complex metrics and analysis
  • Desire to work in a team environment with the ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Superior organizational, time management, problem solving, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Professional and collegial demeanor with the ability to exercise diplomacy and handle confidential matters on a regular basis
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, a professional and intellectual prowess, and an interest in higher education or non-profit philanthropy

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