Development Associate, Northeast Region - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
Full Time
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Development Associate, Northeast Region - Office of Advancement

Location: New York, New York

Georgetown University's Office of Advancement is a 200+ person department comprised of dedicated professionals whose unifying mission is to serve the present and future needs of Georgetown by managing the University's relationship with alumni, parents, and friends. In this work, we aim to embody the Jesuit tradition of “service to others” by engaging members of the global Georgetown University community to maximize their intellectual, professional, and philanthropic potential to advance initiatives vital to Georgetown's current and future success.

The Development team within the Office of Advancement holds primary responsibility for the philanthropic activity of this community, with a focus on developing rich, sustained engagement strategies for key donors and prospective donors to the University. Development Officers (DOs) are each responsible for managing 100-200 relationships with constituents who have the philanthropic capacity and desire to support Georgetown's core endeavors at a high level. We seek a Northeast Development Associate, based in Georgetown's small Manhattan office, who can expect to gain a comprehensive knowledge of higher-education fundraising in a supportive, fast-paced environment that prepares them for significant professional growth.

The Development Associate (DA) plays a key role within the Development team, working closely with individual DOs on all aspects of fundraising, including research of prospective donors, administrative and strategic support of portfolio management, and event support. S/he has a vital role in ensuring that the University is appropriately managing donor relationships and in helping Georgetown meet its philanthropic objectives. Reporting directly to the Northeast Managing Director, and based in Georgetown's small Manhattan office, the Development Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Works closely and collaboratively with 2 Development Officers (DOs) to support their fundraising work; and develops a thorough understanding of their areas of responsibility in order to participate meaningfully in the strategic identification and management of donors and prospective donors.
  • Works collaboratively with DOs to manage comprehensive review and research of portfolios of donors in NY, NJ, and CT.
  • Coordinates the timely and accurate input of information into the University's new, best-in-class CRM database.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the CRM database with respect to pulling reports, organizing event invitation lists, and managing donor records.
  • Reviews and verifies development officer operating budget(s); manages processing of receipts and expenses; and coordinates travel.
  • Coordinates all activities relating to the university- wide giving process, such as preparation of meeting materials and follow up materials, coordination of conference calls, and maintenance of gift documents and records.
  • Develops and maintains organizational systems in support of the DO's management responsibilities.
  • Fields inquiries from donors and handles sensitive and confidential donor information with the utmost professionalism and tact.
  • Ensures that work completed has the highest levels of accuracy and relevance of information to the fundraising process.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with current and prospective donors and fulfills information requests in a timely manner.
  • Exercises strong and clear writing in emails, meeting briefings, and other documents.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 - 3 years of office work experience; preferably in a development/fundraising environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, with a broad knowledge of and experience in the use of research materials, including online databases
  • An eagerness and ability to learn new technology, with a preference for familiarity with a CRM platform, such as Salesforce
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively, at times under tight deadlines
  • Strong problem solving abilities, the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, and a commitment to confidentiality and ethical information collection
  • Highly developed, written, organizational, and verbal communications skills, with critical attention to detail
  • Strong collaborative and project management skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Meticulous attention to detail, a strong interest in higher education and/or non-profit fundraising, and a strong service-focused mentality
  • Willingness and availability to travel to Washington DC for 2-3 days per month and to work at select evening events in the NYC area

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