Development Associate, McDonough School of Business - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
May 21, 2019
Full Time
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Development Associate, McDonough School of Business - Office of Advancement

The Development Associate (DA) will play a key role within the Development team and the Office of Advancement as a self-directed officer. The SDA works closely with front-line development officers, in a partnership aimed at growing talent and building a pipeline for front-line development officers who are interested in making their careers at Georgetown and ensuring the relevant front line fundraisers get both the high level administrative and strategic support they need to properly maintain an outward focus on building relationships and closing gifts. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for portfolio review, maintenance, and strategy; identifying and researching potential donors to the university, and providing support to development officers in addition to managing a small portfolio of annual and major gift prospects and developing into a front-line development officer.
  • Serves as a learning and training experience, structured to grow the talent of the SDA such that they are prepared to be competitive as candidates for assistant director of development positions with high-end annual gift/low-end major gift portfolios.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day fulfillment of prospect research inquiries and requests in support of Georgetown University's fund raising initiatives.
  • Provides accurate, timely and comprehensive analysis and information about prospective donors to the University.
  • Engages in the identification and reporting of new prospective donors for placement in fundraiser portfolios, using weekly gift reports and other data pulled from Georgetown's donor database.
  • Provides general development support for self and small number of major gift officers, including budgets, staff solicitation visits, weekly gift reports, and donor information; entering prospect strategies in donor profiles.
  • Responsible for the gift process: entering and tracking asks, proposals, Gift Agreements/Statement of Intents, and gift transmittal forms.

The diversity of the DA's workload requires teamwork, flexibility, efficiency, attention to detail, external relations focus, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments. This position requires tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with members of the University community and the University's donors.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ideally 1-3 years of work experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Broad knowledge of and experience in the use of research materials, including the internet and online informational databases
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively, at times under tight deadlines
  • Strong problem solving abilities; the ability to exercise independent judgment and imitative as appropriate. Attention to detail is critical
  • Must understand and practice a high standard of confidentiality and ethical information collection
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communications skills required
  • Strong collaborative and project management skills; ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

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