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Georgetown Univerisity Associate Director of Development, Biomedical Research - Georgetown University's  Office of Advancement in Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Associate Director of Development, Biomedical Research - Georgetown University's Office of Advancement

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

The Office of Advancement supports the mission of Georgetown University, its faculty, and students by developing relationships with key constituencies, connecting with alumni, and working with donors to help them know and understand opportunities for partnership with the university.

University Development is an organization that strives to grow and strengthen Georgetown’s philanthropic community by identifying and qualifying new prospective donors, volunteers, and connectors, and developing individualized pipelines for each division in university advancement. It provides the meaningful giving and engagement opportunities to carry alumni and parents from a disengaged status to consistent annual, major, principal, and planned gift supporters of the university. University Development has historically been responsible for almost three-quarters of the University’s total campaign goal, including the Main Campus academic units (Georgetown College, Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business,

Lauinger Library, Student Affairs) and the Athletics and Mission & Ministry development programs in addition to the 1789 Scholarship Imperative, the Special Gifts program (Reunions, Parents, Students and

Young Alumni) and the Regional Advancement program for Georgetown’s top markets.

The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) is responsible for increasing the number of donors, and the number and level of philanthropic gifts in support of biomedical medical research and other medical center-wide priorities. In addition, the ADoD will engage donors and volunteers in various activities and events in order to sustain and deepen their connection with the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) over time. The incumbent works with the Assistant Vice President, academic leaders, faculty, university officials and volunteers to design and implement annual fundraising plans to support key institutional priorities. The ADoD knowledgeably and articulately communicates the case for support, and effectively identifies, cultivates and solicits potential donors. The ADoD also works closely with colleagues on donor relations, stewardship, the annual fund, event planning, and prospect research. The ADoD maintains a portfolio of individuals, grateful patients, and select corporate/foundation prospects and donors.

The incumbent reports to the Assistant Vice President, GUMC Advancement. The ADoD works closely with senior administration, faculty, staff, and lead volunteers. The ADoD also assists with other volunteer leadership groups. The ADoD liaises with appropriate advancement services units within the Office of Advancement.

The Associate Director of Development, Biomedical Research will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Manage a portfolio of individuals, grateful patients, and corporate/foundation prospects and donors as assigned.

  • Drive pipeline, i.e., the flow of constituents and prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, engagement in problem-solving and opportunity development, solicitation, negotiation, closing, and stewardship, for assigned GUMC priorities based on annual goals.

  • Solicit volunteers as appropriate and provide assistance to colleagues in order to strengthen internal collaboration.

Events & Programming

  • Plan and manage engagement events to identify and cultivate prospective donors.

  • Work with appropriate central advancement service units to implement.

  • Attend events and support overall GUMC advancement efforts as needed.


  • Work with Assistant Vice President and central advancement service units to develop and implement communications strategies, project-based case statements, and outreach initiatives to support assigned research areas and fundraising goals.

Volunteer Engagement

  • In consultation with senior management, recruit, train, and engage volunteers to serve as members of advisory committees and boards as appropriate.

Reporting/ Budget Management

  • Timely entry of all actions and prospect data into advancement office database.

  • Help verify and ensure accuracy of gift reports.

  • Develop, monitor, and manage appropriate cost center(s) in coordination and collaboration with Assistant Vice President.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in a science or medical-related fundraising field.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Periodic weekend and after-hours work required.

  • Volunteer management and solicitation experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn an array of medical specialties and disciplines in the basic science area.

  • Ability to build an effective fundraising program for specific GUMC priorities from baseline without the benefit of an alumni-based constituency.

  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft applications.

  • Proficiency using fundraising and prospect/donor management software.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Flexibility, initiative, self-discipline, attention to detail, and ability to lead, motivate, and work collaboratively with others both internal and external to the institution.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Georgetown University 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. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.