Duties And Responsibilities
& Minimum Requirements:
The Associate Director of Development for Parent's primary responsibilities include securing and managing a portfolio of parent donors with a capacity of making gifts in the of $500-$10,000+ range, executing parent cultivation/engagement events, co-creating and managing the Parents Ambassadors Circle and working closely with university-wide campus offices (Admissions, Student Affairs, Advancement Marketing and Communications, and Alumni Relations) to implement ongoing parent communications, events and initiatives.
This person also has a physical presence on campus at events such as New Student Orientation and Move-In, Parents Weekend, Freshman Send-Offs, Commencement and others, during weekends and evenings. This position has responsibility for fundraising initiatives and will focus on identifying and soliciting new prospects, and building strong relationships which will ultimately lead to significantly greater levels of support for Georgetown. This position will focus on gifts of less than $25,000 and, once the portfolio is mature, be expected to raise $75K - $350K per year (regardless of designation).
This position will coordinate with other teams as needed to cultivate and steward donors and prospects.
Finally, this position will help ensure the development of a strong parent community across Advancement’s key regions as the university’s capital campaign continues. The position will ensure the solicitation of qualified prospect leads developed by the discovery initiative, as well as do extensive prospecting to find new donors, with the ultimate goal of discovering and soliciting those who will support this campaign. This position will ensure that donors at all levels are engaged with the university.
The diversity of the Development Associate’s workload requires teamwork, flexibility, efficiency, attention to detail, external relations focus, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments. This position requires tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with members of the University community and the University's donors.
Bachelor’s degree required. Ideally 2-4 years of work experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
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 imitative 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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