Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations
The George Mason University, School of Business invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations. The Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations will plan and implement a variety of strategies to raise funds from major donors and secure significant philanthropic support for School of Business priorities. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the School of Business:
Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse.
The School of Business is pursuing three strategic directions through research, teaching, and partnerships: 1. Digital Transformation of Work; 2. Ensuring Global Futures by addressing the challenges of ensuring a livable and resilient society; and 3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To support these strategic initiatives, the School of Business is playing a significant role in three new university initiatives: the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA); the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE); and the School of Computing.
Promote alumni and donor engagement through management of School of Business advisory boards (250+ members), including the Alumni Chapter Board, committees, etc., that serve as the interface between the school and external constituencies;
Obtain annual financial support ($250,000 minimum) for the university by performing one-on-one visits, primarily with advisory board members, to secure multi-year commitments; identifying sponsors for School of Business programs, events and initiatives; and upgrading mid-level donors;
Spearhead School of Business Prominent Patriot awards nomination process, selection committee, recognition efforts and engagement activities;
Through Leaders in the Classroom, serve as a resource for School of Business areas and centers seeking to contact and engage alumni for their classes, career panels, mentorship, and capstone judging;
Partner with the University's annual fund office and the Marketing Manager to produce well-designed, on-message virtual and written appeals, managing the mailing list to ensure accuracy and segmentation, and coordinate the scheduling and suppressions;
Participate on the School's Scholarship Committee, ensure scholarships are properly awarded, and oversee stewardship activities including connecting donors with their scholarship recipients;
Handle all confidential materials and discussions with appropriate discretion;
Develop strategies, briefing materials, proposals and acknowledgments for the Dean;
Assist Director of Development in preparation of annual and strategic plans for fundraising initiatives and oversees implementation of these plans;
Carry a portfolio of 80-125 individual and corporate donors that are being moved through the donor engagement process culminating in Leadership Annual and Major gifts (as defined by George Mason's Advancement team);
Actively engage each prospect in their portfolio to ensure prospect movement and portfolio penetration annually;
Conduct an average of 10 visits (or meaningful interactions) per month or a total of 120 visits per year;
Conduct a minimum number of discovery visits with prospects each year in accordance with guidelines established by Central Advancement;
Internal Number: 49105
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.