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The Development Associate, Biomedical Research Enterprise supports the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and Biomedical Research Enterprise (BGRO) team in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current donors and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. The incumbent is responsible for programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for maintaining and growing a successful development program. S/he reports to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement for Research and Education and works collaboratively with all members of the Office of Advancement and GUMC leadership, faculty, and staff. The Development Associate will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:
Programmatic and Administrative
Draft and edit correspondence, acknowledgement letters, briefings, newsletters, publications, program collateral and other written materials.
Manage office budgets and procurement cards for development officers, submit and track requisitions, contracts, travel reimbursements, and other Office of Advancement and University documents.
Prepare mailings and mail merges, and assist with board meeting preparation.
Schedule meetings and appointments as needed.
Coordinate with other GUMC Advancement and Office of Advancement colleagues for department-wide meetings, events, and activities.
Assist with volunteer management, and attend all activities and events as requested.
Donor Relations and Prospect Management
Manage and respond to prospect, donor, and faculty inquiries.
Conduct individual prospect research and identify/research corporate and foundation funding opportunities.
Draft and coordinate proposal submissions including cover letters and attachments.
Edit proposal content, prepare budgets and institutional data, and enter information into database.
Support development officers in donor identification, qualification, and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Establish collaborative and effective working relationships with faculty, academic leadership and other university officers; and with donors, prospects, and key volunteers.
Communications and Stewardship
Process gifts and donor acknowledgements accurately; assist with establishment of funds/work tags where appropriate.
Oversee weekly stewardship and acknowledgement process; coordinate with OA Stewardship team for donor acknowledgments.
Assist with donor stewardship activities and events.
Field inquiries from donors, by phone, email, and written correspondence for tax receipts and gift confirmations.
Assist with stewardship of endowment funds including monitoring use of funds, managing stewardship calendar, and preparation of stewardship reports.
Communicate with various departments of GUMC and Finance Offices to ensure proper gift recording, use of funds, and donor communications.
Maintain and update GUMC websites.
Maintain donor and prospect files, and update database records.
Request and produce reports, and prepare and track spreadsheets.
Collaborate with the Data Analytics Group on custom reports and analytics projects.
Track major gift solicitations, strategies and moves.
Two or more years of experience in professional office environment or equivalent preferred
Experience in university, academic health care setting, or scientific field preferred
Must be well organized, have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Must be able to assimilate data with the ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
Ability to work at an independent level as well as contribute to team
Must have the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external constituents as well as ability to handle a high number of complex and diverse tasks requiring in-depth analysis and quality performance
Project management and strong problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and consistently meet all deadlines
Must be well organized and detail oriented
Knowledge of CRM systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, and web / social media platforms
Professional, collegial, and discreet with confidential information
Awareness of university protocol, and business etiquette ability to interface with top university administrators and their staff
A willing customer service attitude that produces quality work with a results orientation
Supportive of the mission, philosophy, and values of Georgetown University
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.