Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The George Washington University
Posted: September 7, 2017
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Position: Executive, Fundraising
Field: Academic centers, Education, Health, Research
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Alumni affairs, Annual fund, Capital campaigns, Donor relations, Executive, Fundraising administration, Major gifts, Other fundraising, Prospect research
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the George Washington University in the search for an Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The Associate Dean and Associate Vice President is a critical member of the university and School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) senior leadership teams. The primary roles and responsibilities of this leader include identifying and managing priority prospects who are capable of making transformational gifts; building, developing, mentoring, and leading a development and alumni relations team; supporting regional advisory boards and councils; and advancing the SMHS strategic plan.

Additionally, the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President facilitates partnership and synergy between the SMHS development and alumni relations staff and the university’s central Development and Alumni Relations division (DAR), which is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts. DAR’s goal is to advance GW’s mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.

Earlier this summer, Making History: The Campaign for GW surpassed its $1 billion goal, a year ahead of schedule, thanks to more than 165,000 individual gifts. Nearly 67,000 donors contributed more than $1.02 billion to the university, with about 42,000 alumni donating to their alma mater. The campaign established 235 new endowments, providing perpetual support for student financial aid, professorships, instructional and academic programs, libraries, athletics, and more. The Associate Dean and Associate Vice President has a unique opportunity to continue to build on this success to support growth in educational programs, research, and patient care within SMHS and its clinical enterprise.

Founded in 1824, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the 11th oldest medical school in the country, and was the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and it has grown to include highly ranked programs in the health sciences and biomedical research. With dozens of top-tier residency programs, SMHS is a competitive and highly-regarded destination for medical school graduates across the country. Students and residents learn within an innovative educational environment from world-renowned faculty members in state-of-the-art facilities. Outside of the classroom, students and residents enjoy unmatched opportunities to engage with nearby government, non-governmental, and non-profit organizations. SMHS graduates are well-trained, compassionate clinicians, scientists, and leaders who are exceptionally prepared to participate in the decisions affecting the future of the nation’s health care.

A bachelor’s degree and experience working strategically with high net-worth individuals are necessary qualifications for this position. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in institutional advancement is required for this position as is a strong record of accomplishment in fundraising, including at least 5 years successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts at the seven-figure level and above.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.