Assistant Director of Development, Office of Advancement - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2018
Jul 06, 2018
Executive, Director
Education, Law
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Development, Office of Advancement - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Law Center's Office of Advancement is charged with raising funds to advance the institution's mission and achieve goals set forth by the Executive Vice President of the Law Center/Dean of the Law School and the Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Affairs. Major fund raising objectives of the Law Center and the University include increasing the percentage of law alumni who make charitable gifts to the institution, increasing the average dollar amount per gift to the Law Center, and increasing the total dollars raised. 

The Assistant Director of Development identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts to the Law Center in the $25,000 to $100,000 range in support of the Advancement Office objectives.  Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Major Gift Research, Identifications, Cultivation, and Solicitation

  • Identifies potential major gift prospects in assigned geographic areas.
  • Once identified, develops a strategy  for visiting  with 150 prospects each year at various stages of the fund raising continuum - discovery, cultivation, solicitation  and stewards
  • When required, facilitates visits for the Dean, the Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Affairs, the Executive Director of Director of Development, and/or other faculty or external relations team members.
  • Provides counsel to the Executive Director of Development and other members of the development and alumni relations staff regarding strategies for prospect targeting and solicitations.

Follow-up and Stewardship

  • Completes the appropriate follow up from visits in a timely manner, to include entering action/call reports in Salesforce; drafting thank you letters; and preparing proposal and responses to special requests by those visited.
  • Produces "Action/Call" reports that indicate those with whom the Assistant Director visited, the content of conversations, and appropriate follow-up.

University and Law Center Representative

  • Serves as a liaison between the Law Center and the University and alumni by attending University events as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Helps cultivate alumni by serving as a point of contact and reference for offices such as the Office of Career Services, the Continuing Legal Education Office, the Alumni Office, the Communications Office, the Assistant Dean's Office, and the Dean's Office.
  • Represents the Law fundraising staff at University meetings, conferences, and seminars as deemed appropriate.

Support of Special Events

Helps to support special events for the Alumni, Development, and Dean's office as necessary - including attending and staffing such events as Law Reunion Weekend, Special Donor Recognition events, and events for any specific fundraising campaigns.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1+ years of fund raising experience, with demonstrated success in personal solicitations - preference for experience in higher education fundraising
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both with alumni, friends and parents of Georgetown University Law Center; as well as the administration, faculty, and staff of the Law Center
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Availability and willingness to travel

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