Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Development

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Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Development, Northeast Region – Office of Advancement – Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Office of Advancement (OA) exists to support the mission and strategic ambitions of Georgetown University through comprehensive philanthropic partnerships with alumni and friends of the University. Led by the Managing Director of Development, the regionally-based northeast development team is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donations to Georgetown University from individuals, their personal foundations, select corporations, and select foundations.

The Special Assistant provides high-level administrative, project and strategic support to the Managing Director (MD) of Development for the Northeast Region. The Special Assistant must effectively manage the MD’s day-to-day and long-term activities and facilitate communication with the region’s major donors, prospects and volunteers, campus leaders and administrators, senior OA staff, and academic leaders of the University. Due to the level of confidential information that is handled, the position requires the use of careful judgment and discretion. The diversity of workload requires flexibility, efficiency, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.

Work Interactions

The Special Assistant will have considerable visibility and interaction with major donors and high-level university staff. It will require an ability to work as a team player with many people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Special Assistant must be flexible to work independently under pressure (sometimes after standard work hours) and to meet multiple deadlines. The position requires a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity to the needs and desires of major donors to the Northeast and a commitment to the mission of Georgetown University.

Learn more about the Office of Advancement https://advancement.georgetown.edu/careers/.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

• 5 or more years of relevant work experience

• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel

• Attention to detail and highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills

• Broad knowledge of and experience in the use of research materials, including the internet and online informational databases

• Ability to work efficiently and effectively, under tight deadlines

• Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to exercise independent judgment as appropriate

• Ability to understand and practice a high standard of confidentiality and ethical information collection

• Strong collaborative and project management skills

• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once

• A flexible team player, able to maintain confidentiality, exercise tact, resolve issues, and exercise careful judgment and discretion.

• Comfort with ambiguity

• Ability to work independently and autonomously

Work Mode: Hybrid (2 days on campus, 3 days telework). Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation/.

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Submission Guidelines:

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Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click https://ideaa.georgetown.edu/ada for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or mailto:ideaa@georgetown.edu.

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 https://georgetownworks.georgetown.edu/.

EEO Statement:

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Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the https://benefits.georgetown.edu/staff/enrolling/.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the https://www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus/.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3015940

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