The Associate Director of Major Gifts, Greater Washington, DC Metro
Area will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, and
friends, which align with the overall university strategic
priorities. This highly motivated professional will be involved
with the planning and implementation of major gift fundraising
efforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and
other priorities from private sources in support of operations in
the Washington, DC region. This position will fulfill the duties
under the direction of the Associate Vice President for
Advancement, Greater Washington, DC Metro Area. The Associate
Director of Major Gifts will:
Assist with fundraising activities in the greater Washington, DC
metro area within designated time frames.
Have a portfolio of between 100-125 prospects.
Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000.
Close $1,000,000 per year using a three-year rolling average.
Close on average 10-13 gifts per fiscal year.
Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies which
include building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of major
Establish strong working relationships with other advancement,
collegiate and constituent development officers and staff to foster
a productive work environment.
Bachelor's degree and significant experience or a Master's degree.
Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing,
advertising, public relations, communications or a related field.
Willingness to travel on a frequent basis. Individuals should
demonstrate professionalism, with strong communication skills and
be capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors. The
successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to
work as a team member in a complex organization.
Demonstrated successful track record in fundraising. Preference
given to candidates with experience in higher education
fundraising. Preference for proven success in building productive
relationships with senior administrators, key business leaders,
faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/or
Commensurate with Experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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March 2, 2021