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Director, Medicine & Health Leadership Councils

Institution: George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Admin-Development and Fund Raising
Posted: 08/17/2020
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Job Description Summary

The Director, Medicine & Health Leadership Councils is a key leader for the George Washington University Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) as well as the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), GW School of Nursing (SON) and GW School of Public Health (SPH). DAR is responsible for leading the university's fundraising and alumni engagement efforts.

This position will work closely with the Associate Vice President for Medicine & Health and Assistant Vice President for Major and Principal Gifts to lead and manage strategic and philanthropic volunteer boards and programs that seek to: 1) increase the Washington, DC community's understanding that the GW Medical Enterprise is a philanthropic entity in need of charitable giving; and 2) educate, motivate, and mobilize philanthropic individuals and corporate leaders in Washington, DC to spread the message and engage their networks in supporting GW. This position will have direct oversight and management of all functions related to the creation a volunteer council structure and will be an integral component to achieving aspirational fundraising goals and ensuring campaign success. This position will also develop and execute a strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts up to $1 million.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Major and Principal Gifts, SMHS, this position will:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-100 major gift prospects.

  • Establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with the Medical Center's major internal constituents (Deans of SMHS, SPH and SON; members of the Executive Staff; Department Chairs; Center Directors; and other key leaders) to meet fundraising goals, execute events, and build affinity in support of philanthropic priorities. .

  • Oversee the recruitment, fundraising, and management of the SMHS Council of Advisors who are required to be major donors; successful volunteer management will be required.

  • Oversee an assessment of current boards - Katzen Cancer Research Center, Rodham Institute, Vascular and Heart Institute, etc.

  • Lead and manage the establishment of additional councils and volunteer groups that will expand engagement with grateful patients and families, corporate partners and community leaders.

  • Serve as a resource for volunteer leadership and development staff in establishing and achieving strategic plans for the councils, engaging the community in the work of GW Medicine & Health and supporting the enterprise's philanthropic goals through the participation by members.

  • Identify potential council members, develop council agendas and meeting content and provide stewardship to board members through communications and activities.

  • Maintain a master roster of current and potential council members.

  • In collaboration with Department Chairs/Center Directors and DAR staff to provide an orientation for new members.

  • Maintain close working relationships with board/council leaders to support their engagement and leadership of their respective group, including meeting and event plans, scripts and communications with board/council members.

  • Work closely with the Communications team in developing and executing a comprehensive communications plan for the boards/councils. This includes letters, emails, newsletters, website and other marketing resources so that volunteers stay informed of and full committed to the Enterprise's mission.

  • In partnership with development officers, ensure that every board and council member makes an annual gift. Coordinate the solicitation of annual gifts from board and council members with the Leadership Annual Giving department.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record of success in Volunteer management

  • Track record of success in fundraising particularly in complex academic medical centers

  • Data analytics

  • Relationship management

Typical Hiring Range

$109516 - $153259 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)

Family: Dev & Alumni Relations

Sub-Family: Major Gifts

Stream: Individual Contributor

Level: Level 4

Hours Per Week: 40+

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, some nights and weekends

Position Designation

Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.

Telework: No

Required Background Check

Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No

Posting Number: S009068

Job Open Date: 03/17/2020

Background Screening

Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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