Associate Director of Development, Georgetown University Medical Center - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2018
Jun 07, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Associate Director of Development, Georgetown University Medical Center - Office of Advancement

Georgetown University Medical Center 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 Associate Director of Development is responsible for increasing the number of donors, and the number and level of philanthropic gifts, in support of biomedical research and other key institutional priorities of the Georgetown University Medical Center. Reporting to the AVP, Research and Education for GUMC Advancement, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Manages a portfolio of individual and corporate/foundation prospects and donors as assigned.
  • Drives pipeline engagement in opportunity development, solicitation, negotiation, closing, and stewardship, for assigned GUMC priorities based on annual assigned goals.
  • Serves as major gifts officer for approximately 100 prospects rated at $25K - $500+ in order meet annual assigned goals.
  • Solicits volunteers as appropriate and assists colleagues in order to strengthen internal collaboration.


  • Participates in, and identifies or helps facilitate, engagement events to cultivate and steward donors and prospective donors, as appropriate.
  • Attends events and support overall GU / GUMC advancement efforts as needed. 


  • Knowledgeably and articulately communicates the case for support.
  • Liaises daily with internal faculty across GUMC, including but not limited to the Medical Center's five strategic priority areas of:  mind / brain, age and age related diseases, population health, and global health.
  • Works with AVP and central advancement service units to develop and implement communications strategies, project-based case statements, and outreach initiatives to support assigned research areas and fundraising goals.

Volunteer Engagement

  • Engages donors and volunteers in various activities and events in order to sustain and deepen their connection with GUMC over time.
  • In consultation with senior management, recruits, trains, and engages volunteers to serve as members of advisory committees and boards as appropriate.
  • Works with volunteer on peer to peer solicitations as appropriate.

Administrative/Reporting/Budget Management

  • Assures 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 AVP. Performs timely submission of all expense reports and related administrative tasks.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in a health science or medical-related fundraising field, including volunteer management and solicitation experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • Knowledge of or 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
  • Availability and willingness to travel and to work periodic weekend and after hours

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