The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations which reports to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development. DAR is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts. DAR seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GWUs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care. This position provides leadership to Corporate and Alumni Relations, directly manages key development leaders, and advises the Senior Associate Vice President of Development.
Managing the daily and strategic operations of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to include the direct supervision of gift officers and support professionals, while managing a portfolio of at least 20-25 high profile donor prospects. These donor prospects will have a strong university presence with multiple donor interests throughout the university. This position is responsible for updating organizational structure as needed, assigning tasks, projects and managing performance for all staff in the department.
Develops ambitious philanthropic and functional strategies and goals with the objective of growing sustainable corporate and foundation giving. This includes devising and setting ambitious metrics for the corporate and foundation prospect pool and, with the Senior Associate Vice President, evaluating and presenting data on the success and growth of the program.
This position will also set and meet financial goals for corporate and foundation fundraising by developing and implementing short and long range cultivation and solicitation strategies for the department. Create and recommend for approval the annual operating budget for Corporate and Foundation Relations. This entrepreneurial innovative and dynamic leader will build a comprehensive program based on their knowledge in the latest strategies and trends influencing corporate and foundation philanthropy to skillfully connect each prospect’s area of focus with University faculty, student, and presidential priorities.
Identify and leverage strategic opportunities to represent the University in the business and foundations communities. Attends fundraising visits with the President to meet with corporation and foundation leadership, and supports the fundraising efforts which include the monitoring of stewardship activities of other senior University officials and leadership volunteers. Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position