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​Assistant Vice President for Development, Elliott School of International Affairs​ The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University (GW) is an institution with a world-class reputation positioned at the heart of America’s political system. Its leadership team is committed to building the future for GW, for the nation, and the world. The George Washington University is building its future with vigorous new partners in presidential and advancement leadership and a significant investment in growing the Department of Development and Alumni Relations.

The Elliott School prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. The School develops the next generation of international leaders; leader with knowledge, character, and skills. Located just steps away from some of the most influential U.S., international, and nongovernmental organizations in the world, the Elliott School has a tri-fold mission: to educate the next generation of international leaders; conduct research and produce scholarship that advance understanding of important global issues; and to engage the public and policy community in the United States and around the world, fostering international dialogue and shaping policy solutions.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Vice President for Development (AVP), Elliott School of International Affairs will manage and oversee the fundraising and engagement efforts for the Elliott School and its development team. The AVP will manage a pool of approximately 75 of the Elliott School’s top rated major- and principal-level gift prospects and will serve as team collaborator on University-wide prospects demonstrating an interest in Elliott School priorities. The AVP will also directly supervise an Executive Director of Development and will oversee a team of eight professionals that includes individuals focused on major gifts, alumni engagement, annual giving identification, development communications/donor relations, and administrative support. The ideal candidate has an impressive track record in fundraising, including five years successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts at the 6- and 7-figure level.

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