Development Associate, International - Office of Advancement

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Apr 09, 2019
Closes
May 31, 2019
Ref
JR06285
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

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Development Associate, International - Office of Advancement

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

The Office of Advancement supports the mission of Georgetown University, its faculty, and students by developing relationships with key constituencies, connecting with alumni, and working with donors to help them know and understand opportunities for partnership with the university.

The Development Associate (DA) will play a key role within the Development team and the Office of Advancement as a self-directed officer. The DA works closely with front-line development officers (DOs), in a partnership to ensure the relevant front-line fundraisers receive the high-level administrative and strategic support they need to build relationships and close gifts. The Development Associate is responsible for portfolio review, maintenance, strategy, identifying and researching potential donors to the university, and providing full-spectrum support to development officers. Additionally, the DA will manage a small portfolio of annual and major gift prospects with the future goal of development into a front-line development officer.

The Development Associate will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:

Prospect Research and Analysis
  • Apply prospect identification, research, and relationship management methodologies to support Advancement goals.
  • Utilize research resources including libraries, electronic databases, propriety information resources, and data available on the Web.
  • Evaluate financial assets and known liabilities to estimate prospect giving potential and apply appropriate capacity ratings. Evaluate gift capacity through standard wealth-assessment formulas.
  • Adhere to all aspects of record-keeping systems and information retrieval capabilities and protocols. Understand information management and database structures, and update/input information in such systems routinely.
  • Run PRM and Gambit-related reports with the goal of building a larger pipeline of prospects.
  • Engage in proactive prospecting, including data mining, to provide new prospects for the portfolios of development officers. Engage in constituent list segmentation on the basis of limited, specific variables such as zip code, giving history, age, sex or other demographic data.
  • Generate strategic prospect lists as requested for specific fundraising initiatives or projects.
  • Research newspapers and periodicals, as well as online alert services for information on Georgetown alumni, parents, and friends; disseminate all found information to files, database, prospect managers, and other interested parties.
  • Ensure that work completed has the highest levels of completeness, accuracy of information, and relevance of information to the fundraising process.


Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Work collaboratively with development office to assess individual prospect portfolio/s; manage comprehensive review of portfolio in order to determine which of the many prospects within these portfolios should be retained, reassigned, or dropped
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the development officer's area(s) of fundraising responsibility in order to participate meaningfully in the strategic identification of prospects.
  • Review development officer operating budget(s), paying close attention to expenditures and notifying DOs of status.
  • Coordinate all activities relation to the university wide giving process, including, but not limited to, preparation of solicitation materials, meeting materials, follow up materials, coordination of conference calls, maintenance of fundraising records and statistics.
  • Manage programmatic and event responsibilities as assigned
  • Provide Donor stewardship by fielding inquiries from donors and handling sensitive and confidential donor information for the DOs; prepare specialized acknowledgements when appropriate.
  • Support the DOs and other staff members with various stewardship activities such as Gift Club receptions, dinners, and other events including the ordering of downloads, assisting in developing invitation lists, production and mailing of invitations, etc. as needed.


Relationship Management & Communication
  • Communicate effectively with development clients and relay information requests in a timely manner.
  • Exercise clear communication (written and oral) in representing body of work.
  • Understand information management and database structures, and update/input information in such systems routinely.
  • Interact with colleagues in Advancement with tact, professionalism and respect; work jointly with colleagues in a team effort to reach Advancement goals.


Travel-related Tasks
  • Make travel arrangements as necessary; coordinate DO travel arrangements with other staff.
  • Process travel and other reimbursement forms for DO.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 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 initative 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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