Director of Development, School of Health Office of Advancement Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 4015813
Director of Development, School of Health Office of Advancement Georgetown University
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Director of Development, School of Health - Office of Advancement - Georgetown University
The Director of Development, School of Health, serves as the principal development officer, staff liaison for the Dean and faculty, and manager of the volunteer leadership group for Georgetown University Medical Center's School of Health, the university's newest school, formally established July 1, 2022.
In consultation with the Dean of the School and the Senior Director of Development for Medicine and Health (SDOD), the Director designs, manages, and executes all fundraising strategy and leadership volunteer engagement activity for the newly launched School and its programs and initiatives. The Director will be responsible for implementation and coordination of a comprehensive development program to engage new and unaligned constituents and institutional funders, as well as previously unidentified alumni, families, and friends, towards philanthropic support, critical to the School's success.
In the words of its visionary inaugural dean Dr. Christopher King: 'A School of Health is a unique name that inspires creativity to address critical issues. We will critically audit traditional norms and adopt novel approaches to teaching, research, and service to make a deeper impact locally, nationally, and globally. As we build upon a foundational architecture of accomplishments rooted in our rich Jesuit identity, I have no doubt we are on the brink of something transformational.' The School of Health is seeking a development leader who will work collaboratively across the matrixed Advancement organization and greater institution to coordinate efforts in ensuring annual goals, as well as the ambitions of a multi-billion-dollar comprehensive campaign, are met.
The Director will oversee a portfolio of Health-related donors/prospective donors, ranging across the donor lifecycle, with the goal and expectation of building strategic alignment and philanthropic support, as well as future pipeline. This portfolio work will include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual, major and planned gifts, as well as corporate/foundation partnerships. There will be designed annual fundraising goals and metrics, including visits, asks and dollars raised.
The Director will be integral to introducing the Dean to constituents, providing strategy and advice on engaging current or prospective donors towards new philanthropic opportunities in support of the SOH Dean's top priorities. The Director oversees all aspects of the recruitment and management of the SOH volunteer leadership group, providing direction on its makeup and mission, and helps to develop SOH engagement activities.
The Director of Development reports to the Senior Director of Development, Medicine and Health, and is based within the frontline GUMC Advancement team. The position works closely with senior academic leadership and administration, faculty, staff, volunteers, and liaises with appropriate teams across the Office of Advancement, including Regional Development Officers, fellow Unit colleagues and other centralized teams.
Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree
At least 6 to 8 years of major gift fundraising experience working with both individuals and Foundations, Corporations, and other private institutional funders
Experience building a donor portfolio anew through identification and qualification of previously unengaged constituents
Experience with recruitment, management, and strategic oversight of an externally-focused volunteer Board
Well-versed in the diversity, equity, racial justice space, embodying the spirit of cura personalis and striving to advance the guiding principles of the new School of Health
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with a diverse range of constituents, including donors, trustees, and volunteers
Demonstrated capacity to meet major gift fundraising goals through qualification and solicitation
Strong computer skills including all Microsoft and Google applications
Proficiency with Salesforce for adherence to prospect management system
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