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George Washington University
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held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Director of Development, The Gelman Library System (Issued
Title: Director of Advancement, The Gelman Library
Department or School:
and Alumni Affairs
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
To work with the University Librarian and the Associate University Librarian in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation
of major gifts for The Gelman Library System.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with the University Librarian, Associate University Librarian and the University’s Advancement Office to identify
priority needs for major gift support.
2. Works with the University Librarian, Associate Librarian, and the University’s Advancement Office to identify major gift
prospects related to The Gelman Library System.
3. Works with the University Librarian, Associate University Librarian and the Vice President for Advancement & Alumni
Affairs to establish programs for the cultivation of identified major gifts prospects, including visits by the University
Librarian, Associate University Librarian or appropriate Gelman Library System staff members to social events,
advisory boards and other efforts.
4. Makes personal calls, with the University Librarian or others, to solicit major gifts for The Gelman Library System.
5. Serves as a senior member of the University’s Advancement Office staff and coordinates with other academic affairs
advancement officers on prospect assignments and fund-raising strategy.
Administrative supervision is received on an as-needed basis from the Associate Vice President of Advancement, School
Programs. Functional supervision is received from the University Librarian and the Associate University Librarian for
Administration, Development and Personnel with regard to the priority needs for which support is to be solicited.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the staff of The Gelman Library System Development Unit.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing (or a closely related field), or an equivalent combination of
education, training and experience is necessary. An advanced degree is preferred.
A minimum of six years of fund-raising experience in major gifts and board development is necessary.
Experience in writing grant proposals is desirable.