Development Assistant

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 10, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Full Time
Development AssistantThe George Mason University Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations is seeking a Development Assistant. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development for Schools and Colleges, the Development Assistant supports raising significant philanthropic resources necessary to meet the university's annual giving, capital, and endowment needs.This position offers:Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework scheduling;Competitive salary; andOutstanding benefits including:Health & life insurance, multiple industry-leading retirement plans available, including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, and tuition reimbursement GMU, and employee assistance programs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply to enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for George Mason University, which includes the successful discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors. Advancement's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents while matching their philanthropic interests with their aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.Responsibilities:The Development Assistant has the primary responsibility of providing administrative support to the Associate Vice President of Development (Schools & Colleges). The position will be responsible for conducting research, preparing agendas, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, answering and directing phone calls, distributing communications, arranging conference calls, making travel arrangements, preparing reimbursements, and scheduling meetings.When needed, the assistant will also be responsible for assisting other Advancement team members, such as the University Priorities team.Duties Include:Providing administrative support to the Associate Vice Presidents for Schools and Colleges;Handling meeting preparation and follow-up;Make travel arrangements, prepare accurate and thorough travel itineraries, and process employee reimbursements;Managing all aspects of Associate Vice President for Schools and Colleges' credit card receipts and reconciliations;Assist in writing proposals, PowerPoint presentations, et cetera, and editing such documents;Manage the calendars of supported individuals, keeping them free of scheduling conflicts;Assist with fundraising activities, coordinating logistics, coordinating faculty and staff participation in events, and attending and participating in select fundraising events;As needed, provide event planning & support, schedules, and run online and in-person events;Maintaining donor records and departmental records. Ensure that all relevant information about donors & prospects is entered and updated;Generating regular reports (e.g., mailing lists, regional and portfolio giving history, etc.);Preparing materials for specific fundraising activities; andAssisting in promotional efforts such as writing, speaking, telephoning, et cetera, as required.Required Qualifications:Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen and express thoughts effectively;Excellent writing skills associated with proposals, solicitation letters, etc.;Substantial customer service orientation;Ability to interact positively with a wide range of constituencies in person, via telephone, email, and in writing;Ability to both self-initiate and ask for guidance as needed;Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, follow through on projects and be proactive and solution-oriented;Ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly efficient team;Ability to handle frequent interruptions and a fast-paced work environment;Substantial knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office software, web browsers, and email;Working knowledge of donor database, contact management, and tracking system;Excellent Microsoft Outlook calendaring knowledge and experience; andAbility to attend evening and weekend activities.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in higher education or nonprofit; andFamiliarity with Ellucian Advance (or a similar relational database).

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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