Associate Director for Donor Agreements - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Nov 09, 2017
Aug 20, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Associate Director for Donor Agreements - Office of Advancement

The Associate Director for Donor Agreements assists in the program planning and development within the Office of Advancement. S/he interprets, monitors, and analyzes information related to operating policies and procedures; administers budgets and coordinates academic and staff personnel matters; and resolves problems that significantly impact the overall goals of the program and/or department. Reporting to the Senior Director, the Associate Director for Donor Agreements has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the management of the donor agreement process for donor agreements of medium to high complexity.
  • Handles a variety of legal matters of varying complexity and provides advice on those matters as they relate to donor agreements.
  • Assists in resolving problems with old donor agreements, changes of purpose issues, and any other issues that may arise.
  • Assists with ensuring donor agreements are managed, run effectively, and with the Donor Agreements Team.
  • Provides training sessions for the Office of Advancement and institutional colleagues on the donor agreement process and issues related to donor agreements.
  • Provides training on legal issues as they relate to donor agreements in order to promote compliance with legal requirements and to reduce exposure to legal risks. 
  • Provides guidance on the process to colleagues on an as-needed basis.
  • Applies professional-level knowledge and principals of function to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of non-routine factors. 
  • Uses independent judgement and discretion to determine or recommend the best course of action.


  • Bachelor's degree - JD preferred
  •  2 - 3 years of relative experience
  • Capacity to understand legal, financial, and accounting concepts, as well as substantive versus non-substantive changes to contracts
  • Ability to identify and analyze potential legal, audit, accounting, budget, employment, financial aid, fund management, policy, stewardship, and tax issues
  • Expertise with Google Docs and Excel
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and re-prioritize tasks
  • Excellent organizational, writing and customer service skills, and a welcoming phone and email manner
  • Superior communication, diplomatic, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working under deadlines, both independently and collaboratively
  • Extraordinary attention to detail with the ability to deal with multiple, competing priorities, with minimal supervision

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