Assistant Director of Development, Law and Economics Center, Antonin Scalia Law School
The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Law and Economics Center (LEC) seeks an Assistant Director of Development at the Arlington, Va., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Law and Economics Center of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is a national center for research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics on an international basis to sophisticated audiences including judges, attorneys general, congressional staff and academics.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Development will hold primary responsibility for the development and communications activities of the LEC and will oversee and execute the day-to-day development and communication activities of the LEC. The Assistant Director of Development will report to the Deputy Director and Executive Director of the LEC.
A. Serve as a primary source of contact for existing donors to respond to requests for information, monitor performance on pledges, and execute necessary administrative features of development; B. Conduct research; investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data; and use that information to identify potential new donors and to develop strategies for cultivating new relationships and deepening existing relationships with donors; C. Manage fundraising systems, including but not limited to: fundraising database, reports, master solicitation and communication calendars, records of development meetings and presentations, and donation and donor tracking; D. Lead the communications strategy for the LEC with donors and other outside stakeholders, including developing a strategy for the quantity and variety of communications to maximize the LEC's influence; E. Overseeing publications, including production of the LEC's annual report and other communications; F. Develop and maintain relationships with donors and for identifying a primary point of contact for each donor; G. Plan fundraising trips and visits for the Executive Director; H. Participate in donor visits with the Executive Director when appropriate; I. Assist the Executive Director with development activities, including when appropriate, attending development meetings and other activities related to development; J. Work with relevant staff to provide cost information as necessary for budget and development activities; K. Primary responsibility for monitoring grant submission deadlines and procedures, and ensure submission of grant applications in a timely fashion; and L. Primary responsibility for initial drafting of grant applications and for collaborating with the Executive Director on grant writing.
Required Qualifications: The Assistant Director must have demonstrated experience in the public policy arena, government service, or high-level legal practice.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing and working with databases—preferably in a nonprofit or academic setting—excellent customer relations, oral and written communications, expertise in fund development, and organizational skills;
A bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Must have demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficiency with Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; database management; and creation and report production;
Must have strong ability to edit, multitask, prioritize tasks, and be highly organized and self-motivated; and
Must be detail-oriented with an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with donors and other Law School constituencies using strong spoken and written communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Expertise on emerging civil justice issues and some familiarity with law and economics as a field of study is particularly valued.
Experience in academics, development or in a law office; and
Sales or fundraising experience is desirable.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10409z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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