Development Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jan 26, 2022
Mar 17, 2022
Full Time
Development CoordinatorThe George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School's Development Office seeks a highly organized and energetic professional to serve as Development Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is the law school of Northern Virginia and is strategically located in Arlington, VA, just two miles from downtown Washington, D.C. The close proximity to Washington is a big selling point for students, faculty and staff alike. Scalia Law is a Top 50 law school, and the jewel in the university's crown. A relatively young law school, Scalia Law is a unique phenomenon, accented by our steadfast commitment to a no-nonsense, interdisciplinary curriculum anchored by economic analysis. Law schools produce leaders, and Scalia Law does a better job of producing leaders because of its unique commitment to challenging the status quo. All Law students receive an outstanding legal education from a dedicated and distinguished faculty, all are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas, and ultimately, graduates are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields. The Development and Alumni Relations office within Scalia Law aligns itself directly with the school's mission and vision, as well as that of GMU's Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, to heighten alumni engagement and philanthropic giving of Scalia Law alumni. The University Advancement division is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise with a staff complement of approximately 135 FTE. Advancement's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's constituents, match donors' interests with the university's needs and priorities, and secure the financial resources necessary for Mason to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The division is committed to serving the academic agenda of the university, creating a culture of philanthropy in the extended Mason community, and pursuing excellence and best practices in its work. Integrity, collegiality, diversity, accountability, mutual trust, and respect for the individual as well as honoring donor intent are the values that guide the division's work.Responsibilities:The Development Coordinator will support overall communications, donor relations, and administrative functions for the office of Development and Alumni Relations.The position reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations in the Scalia Law School. The Development Coordinator will assist in the creation and distribution of office communications and execute alumni and donor relations strategies (including acknowledgments, events, and Board management).The Development Coordinator serves law school administrators, departments, and centers/institutes in stewardship, philanthropic initiatives, recognition, and reporting. The Development Coordinator also provides key communications support for alumni and donor prospects. The Development Coordinator assists in the planning and implementation of alumni and advancement relations events. Duties include: Alumni and Donor Relations SupportCoordinate and track gift acknowledgements with the Dean, the Dean's Executive Assistant, and law school centers and institutes;Produce standard gift reports for use by the Development and Alumni Relations Office;Assist in stewardship of recognition society donors and provide support for any special events for these constituencies;Help curate alumni and/or donor profiles as needed to support the fundraising efforts of the Dean and Asst. Dean;Assist law school event planner with development and implementation of alumni events and events that support advancement goals. Communications SupportExecute the weekly donor acknowledgment and recognition process;Help in the review of design and messages for all invitations, event promotions, program updates, special announcements, stewardship and appeals/solicitations using both digital and print mediums;Manage content for the alumni portion of the law school website;Manage alumni email database & distribute Development & Alumni Relations emails through Anthology to respective audiences;Coordinate mailing of office invitations, solicitations, and other communications to employees, donors, volunteers, selected friends of the law school, alumni, admitted students and campus neighbors;Manage postings to social media accounts for the Development & Alumni Relations office. Office SupportProvide a wide variety of administrative support tasks within the office of Development & Alumni Relations, including, but not limited to:Assist the Assistant Dean and teammates, as needed, with special projects; Monitor alumni email inbox and voicemail box; distribute communication to appropriate law school administrators/staff;Serve as backup for Development Operations Manager;Assist Development Operations Manager with reporting and system analytics and contact for reporting systems as needed;Work with law school staff, fundraisers, and GMU Foundation personnel to ensure ratings, biographical/demographic information, prospects, alumni, scholarship programs and other data, codes, and mapping are created, maintained, and updated so that records are accurate and reliable. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required;Demonstrated successful track record in customer service and record accuracy;Analytics and reporting skills; ability to learn and master new database;Experience in project management and acting as a liaison between internal and external stakeholders of an organization;Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;Knowledge of one or more advancement industry relational database;Knowledge of advancement and fundraising. Preferred Qualifications: Degree in English, Journalism or Communications preferred.Higher education, fundraising, campaign, administrative, public affairs and/or communications, experience preferredExperience in donor relations, stewardship, or nonprofit communications.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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