The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Development, University Programs (AVPUP) which reports to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development. The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is responsible for leading GW’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 GW’s mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.
The Assistant Vice President of Development for University Programs creates an environment that fosters sustainable development programs under her/his supervision based upon best practices and standard performance metrics. The AVP of Development, University Programs builds the fundraising and development programs of the university’s units and campus programs by assuring the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of major donors and prospects which includes individuals, corporations, and foundations. This position has oversight for broad-based, university-wide fundraising initiatives, including but not limited to, Power & Promise-support for scholarships and fellowships, and the Division of Student Affairs, which includes career services, military and veteran student support. This position also works closely with division dean and directors to coordinate and project development fundraising goals.
The Assistant Vice President, Development for University Programs manages the daily and strategic development operations of the University Programs team to include the direct supervision of Athletics, Libraries and Academic Innovation, The George Washington Museum/Textile Museum, and the Hillel and Family Philanthropy teams. The Assistant Vice President leads by example in securing substantial philanthropic support for GW, and therefore will also manage an active portfolio of 30 to 40 high priority prospects that represent the AVDUP’s areas of responsibilities.
The AVDUP is responsible for creating and recommending the annual operating budget for University Programs. and will also update the organizational structure as needed, assigning tasks, projects and managing performance for all staff in the department. Assistant Vice President of Development, University Programs recruits, engages, manages, and mentors fundraising staff and provides them with leadership and direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and prospects. The AVDUP works with the chief development officers of the units to develop philanthropic strategies and goals with the objective of growing sustainable giving from these constituencies. These strategies include devising and setting metrics for the chief development officers and evaluating their performance against those metrics. The Assistant Vice President works with the Senior Associate Vice President for Development to evaluate the appropriate level of staff resources for new programs that require funding from external sources. The Assistant Vice President fosters a culture of communication and team by collaborating closely with other DAR units and university offices to accomplish specific unit and university wide goals. The AVDUP will also support the fundraising efforts of senior University officials and leadership volunteers, including but not limited to the Office of the President.
This position will also perform 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.