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Georgetown Univerisity Assistant Director, Class Programs and Reunion Campaigns - 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.


Assistant Director, Class Programs and Reunion Campaigns - 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.

The Assistant Director, Class Programs and Reunion Campaigns (CPRC) manages class engagement, volunteer management, recruitment and training, and giving strategies for five undergraduate alumni classes. This individual will plan and help to market certain Reunion Weekend programs and events, as well as assist in building reunion strategy and engagement analytics. Specifically, this role will manage volunteers for five undergraduate alumni class committees, develop external fundraising and engagement goals for all classes managed, tailor and implement engagement and solicitation strategies for each class, conduct semi-complex analysis of class performance, and conceptualize, plan, manage, and implement Reunion Weekend programming, and other materials.

This Assistant Director role reports to the Director, Class Programs and Reunion Campaigns. This 16-person CPRC team establishes class fundraising goals, recruits and develops volunteers for peer-to-peer outreach and solicitation, identifies high potential donors, solicits leadership gifts, hosts world-class signature events (Homecoming Weekend and Reunion Weekend), and engages alumni and students in fundraising for Georgetown.

The Assistant Director will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Design and Implementation of Class Campaigns

  • Manage the development of multi-year strategies focused on engagement, fundraising, communications, and volunteer training and retention for each class.

  • Identify, recruit, train, brief and motivate class committee members to expand the pool of volunteers, with a focus on future leadership progression and development. Devise methods to increase their knowledge about the cultivation/solicitation process and their ability to engage and communicate with classmates.

  • Provide day-to-day tactical support for class committees, including management of the assignment process and regular pro-active contact with committee members about progress with their assignments and outcome of solicitations. Monitor the quality of solicitations and ensure partnering of key volunteers with key prospects. Capture and report metrics pertaining to assigned classes.

  • Organize and coordinate fundraising efforts for each class by engaging and supporting the University's leading volunteers and donors.

  • Develop and communicate strategic solicitation programs to set and achieve external participation and dollar goals for each class.

  • Initiate and oversee all class-wide reunion gift mailings; explore creative communications techniques for print and web technologies to reach target markets.

  • Facilitate class committee meetings; identify and arrange other opportunities for volunteer engagement and donor cultivation.

  • Structure gift opportunities and collaborate with other fundraising colleagues, as needed, to maximize giving. Promote positive donor relations in person and via phone/mail.

Strategic Design and Implementation of Reunion Programs, Events, Communication, and Initiatives

  • Collaborate with team to research, conceptualize, and present Reunion Weekend concepts for programming. Focus on strategic incorporation of Advancement and CPRC goals and priorities.

  • Manage and implement select Reunion Weekend programs, featuring prominent alumni and faculty.

  • Assist with the marketing of these reunion events, with a focus on strategic partnership with on-campus departments.

  • Partner with special events colleagues to maintain adherence to reunion timelines and budget.

  • Facilitate and leverage collection of reunion analytics, to be strategically used for future reunion planning.

Special Projects

  • Develop and manage other projects to develop and enhance the mission and goals of the CPRC team, with a focus on engagement and benchmarking.

  • Attend Office of Advancement, GUAA, and other Georgetown meetings.

  • Participate as volunteer in Office of Advancement events.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment.

  • At least 1 year of volunteer management experience.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (particularly, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.

  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented, with ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously, and consistently meet all deadlines and goals.

  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced team environment focused on continual strategy development; ability to assimilate data, exercise sound judgment and discretion, and work independently.

  • A proven ability to meet or exceed goals.

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at once with minimal supervision.

  • Intellectual curiosity with an ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Desire to contribute to and participate in the mission of Georgetown University.

  • Professional and collegial demeanor and ability to exercise diplomacy, judgment and tact; trustworthiness in handling confidential matters.

  • Comfort with understanding and performing semi-complex metrics and analysis.

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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 https://benefits.georgetown.edu 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.