Assistant Director for Project Implementation, Data & Analytics Group - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jan 08, 2018
May 03, 2018
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Project Implementation, Data & Analytics Group - Office of Advancement

The Assistant Director for Project Implementation plays a lead role in the management and execution of major Data & Analytics Group projects. S/he brings project and client relationship management expertise together to effectively serve as a day-to-day manager of key major initiatives and projects that aim to build capacity within the overall Advancement organization to make data-aided and insights-driven decisions in a way that supports strategic management of the donor pipeline. The first of these projects will be an open-ended engagement embedded with the Georgetown University Medical Center development team. Additionally, the Assistant Director regularly applies their own analytical and problem-solving skills to continually delight our clients and partners. Reporting to the Senior Director of the Data & Analytics Group, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Project Management

  • Comprehensively defines SMART project goals and associated timelines and builds into master project plans.
  • Tracks project progress towards goals utilizing a project management framework.
  • Updates and maintains project documentation with an eye towards building easily reproducible project components.
  • Communicates ongoing updates to key project stakeholders, including progress reports for upper management.
  • Ensures project tasks are completed according to plan and satisfy the requirements of the client/partner.
  • Troubleshoots project issues and reevaluates project components on a regular basis.
  • Works to build strong relationships with all stakeholders, especially with clients/partners.
  • Serves as an Advancement thought leader on process life cycles.

Project Component/Product Delivery

  • Ensures delivery of final deliverables that meet or exceed client/partner requirements and delight clients/partners.
  • Presents key findings and updates to clients both at project completion and throughout the duration of the project engagement.
  • Compiles reports and other final deliverables with the input of others working on the project.
  • Continually works to advance key project objectives through taking personal responsibility and initiative for important components.
  • Manages development of products (e.g., data apps/tools) in coordination with the larger DAG team.
  • Conducts regular meetings to update project stakeholders and build understanding of client needs and questions, as well as to inform ongoing evaluation of project success.
  • Conducts post-project reviews at defined intervals.

Project Intake

  • Builds from the DAG project management framework to develop an approach to defining customer/partner requirements, measures of success, and project objectives.
  • Collects, documents, and keeps track of project requirements.
  • Successfully sets future projects up for success while winding down existing projects.

Client/Partner Capacity Building

  • Ensures that project goals continue to be met after the end of the formal engagement.
  • Forms key relationships with stakeholders to ensure buy-in and sets projects up for success early on.
  • Conducts trainings in partnership with DAG to build internal capacity within client/partner teams.
  • Develops products in partnership with DAG to meet client/partner team needs.
  • Holds regular open office hours on a weekly basis for client/partner teams.
  • Hands-off key responsibilities to appropriate client/partner or DAG team members at the end of project engagement and serves as a resource to them.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 to 4 years of fundraising consulting, prospect development (research, analytics, prospect management) or major gifts experience.
  • Demonstrable experience with collecting project requirements, writing appropriate documentation, providing progress reports to management. and serving as thought leader on process life cycles, such as CRISP-DM
  • Self-starter ready to make an impact in a mission-driven environment
  • Confidence with a dynamic role that will evolve with client/partner, business and market demands, and opportunities
  • excited by data and the challenge of helping a large organization become more data-aided and insights-driven
  • Ready to be a change agent, including being comfortable respectfully engaging with status quo processes and mentalities, particularly with respect to individual and organizational decision-making processes
  • Highly-organized, independent and motivated by achieving milestones
  • Skilled at using frameworks to structure questions and solve problems
  • Prepared for deployment of project management experience, from discovery through successful execution 
  • Reputation for strength of communication and ability to adapt to meet the needs and expectations of managing relationships with executives, frontline staff, and everyone in-between
  • Eagerness to work with partners/clients in a collaborative and consultative way to solve problems and achieve success
  • Confidence in working individually as well as part of a larger team
  • Experienced at using MS office products for data analysis and visualization, presentations, and written work
  • Familiarity with fundraising databases and donor data and excited to develop additional technical skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with philanthropy as it relates to healthcare
  • Familiarity with philanthropy as it relates to higher education
  • Experience as a Salesforce user or administrator
  • Understanding of project management frameworks specific to data analytics, such as CRISP-DM
  • Hard data skills (such as, Python, SQL, Tableau, SOQL/APEX) for use in making routine work more efficient

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