Associate Director, Law Annual Fund - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Aug 06, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Associate Director, Law Annual Fund - Office of Advancement

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The Associate Director of the Law Annual Fund works as part of a team to increase donor participation levels and leadership gifts in support of law annual giving. S/he is the team leader for workplace giving, primarily the Law Firm Challenge, matching gifts, and firm-led fundraising; and provides market analysis to help guide strategy for other Law Annual Fund programs related to firm and industry philanthropy, and the alumni who work in those spheres. Reporting to the Law Fund Director, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Law Firm Challenge

  • Identifies, recruits, cultivates and trains potential alumni volunteers.
  • Trains volunteers for service and/or to effectively solicit contributions.
  • Tracks progress towards fundraising goals.
  • Makes frequent contact both in person and via the telephone with key volunteer and alumni leaders.

Firm/Workplace Giving

  • Develops objectives, strategies and tactics for leveraging alumni, firm and other industry relationships to secure matching gifts, sponsorships and networking opportunities for the Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Makes frequent contact both in-person and via the telephone with key volunteer and alumni leaders.
  • Creates materials to facilitate staff and volunteer-led fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborates closely with other Law Center departments and groups to build fundraising mini campaigns.

Portfolio Management

  • Plans stewardship events.
  • Makes 60 to 80 local and regional visits each year, and meets metrics for discovery, recruitment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Analysis and New Initiatives

  • Performs market analysis and program evaluation to develop long-term and short-term goals.
  • Uses market analysis to influence overall strategic plan for all areas of the Law Annual Fund, including direct response marketing, personal solicitation plans, and volunteer management; and communicates findings within the team for overall implementation.

Student Group Fundraising 

Tracks fundraising requests from student groups to law firms to help ensure quality of communications, and to stay abreast of the relationships across the Law Center with firms.  


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 to 7 years in fundraising, direct marketing, communications, and volunteer management OR commensurate skills and experience
  • Proficiency with fundraising software applications.
  • Detail-orientation, congenial and engaging approach with others, and highly professional in presentation and speech.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively, at times under tight deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative as appropriate
  • Motivated, creative self-starter with dedication to contributing to and participating in the mission of Georgetown University

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