Assistant Director of Development, GUMC Advancement - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Development, GUMC Advancement - Office of Advancement

The Assistant Director of Development (ADoD) is responsible for increasing the number of donors, and the number and level of philanthropic gifts in support of biomedical research and other medical center-wide priorities. A significant part of the development officer's portfolio is focused on qualification of prospective new donors interested in biomedical research. In addition, the ADoD will engage donors and volunteers in various activities and events in order to sustain and deepen their connection with GUMC over time. The incumbent works with academic leaders, faculty, University officials and volunteers to design and implement annual fundraising plans to support key institutional priorities. The ADoD knowledgeably and articulately communicates the case for support; effectively identifies, cultivates and solicits potential donors, and works closely with colleagues in annual fund, donor relations, stewardship, event planning, and prospect research. The ADoD maintains a portfolio of individual and select corporate/foundation prospects and donors and works collaboratively with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital colleagues as part of Georgetown's philanthropic partnership with MedStar Health. This position helps advance the mission of GUMC through outreach, awareness, and pipeline engagement and growth.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Managing a portfolio of individual and corporate/foundation prospects and donors as assigned and drive pipeline, i.e., the flow of constituents and prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, engagement in problem-solving and opportunity development, solicitation, negotiation, closing, and stewardship, for assigned GUMC priorities based on annual goals.
  • Assisting with planning and manage donor engagement events to identify and cultivate prospective donors; work with appropriate central advancement service units to implement.
  • Qualifying and beginning the cultivation of potential donors following various GUMC Advancement events and programs. Attending events and support overall GUMC advancement efforts as needed.
  • Working with fellow development officers and central advancement service units to develop and implement communications strategies, project-based case statements, proposals, and outreach initiatives to support assigned research areas and fundraising goals. Assisting with vision and maintenance the GUMC Advancement program websites.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in science or medical-related fundraising field, including volunteer management and solicitation experience. Must have excellent interpersonal, oral 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, attention to detail, and ability to lead, motivate, and work collaboratively with others both internal and external to the institution
  • Ability to travel; periodic weekend and after hours work required. Perform other duties as periodically assigned by AVP and/or GUMC Advancement leadership. The incumbent will be required to build an effective fundraising program for specific GUMC priorities from baseline without the benefit of an alumni-based constituency. The incumbent may be engaged with new or emerging GUMC programs and initiatives as appropriate

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