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The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking an Associate Director of Development, Athletics which will report to the Executive Director for Development, Athletics. The Associate Director of Development, Athletics serves as a gift officer on behalf of the Department of Athletics and Development & Alumni Relations for George Washington University.
Primary responsibilities: identifying new prospects, cultivating current/prospective donors, soliciting major gifts, and stewarding current/new donors.
Build and manages a prospect portfolio of 100-120 donors and prospects rated from the leadership annual giving level ($1K+) through the major gift level ($100K+);
Qualifies, cultivates, and stewards prospects through the donation process, eliminates non-prospects and adds new prospects;
Cultivates donors/prospects to successfully move them to solicitation;
Is responsible for identifying annual and major gift leads including planned giving;
Secures support for athletic priorities, including unrestricted support, sport-specific support, facility renovations and new facilities;
Develops and proposes strategies for solicitation of annual gifts and major gifts – recommends specific purpose and level of gift; identifies cultivation plan and subsequent solicitation;
Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, GW Athletics Advisory Council, development and advancement staff, and GW constituents to cultivate and solicit donors for athletic priorities;
Works closely with alumni relations staff to promote alumni programming and volunteer engagement. Coordinates the development, recruitment, and management of volunteer fundraising committees as appropriate. Provides support staffing for a national advisory board; recommends, cultivates, and stewards members;
Travels as needed to effectively meet monthly/annual visit goals with current and prospective donors, including alumni, parents and friends of GW;
and Assists with and attends GW events, including but not limited to athletic events and games, Colonials Weekend, Homecoming, and alumni/parent receptions (on campus and regionally).
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Understanding of higher education fundraising system; Proven track record of fundraising, particularly Athletics related fundraising; Tenacity and a can-do spirit; Ability to travel locally and nationally when necessary and to work evenings and weekends; Ability to utilize considerable initiative, independence, and originality to lead projects and develop new methods and techniques for donor engagement; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong organizational, interpersonal and project management skills;
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As o...ne of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.