Education, Fundraising and Advancement, Higher Education

Director of Development, Schar School of Policy and Government

  • George Mason University
  • Arlington, VA

This position has been filled.

The George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for the position of Director of Development. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

The Director of Development will serve as the chief fundraising officer for the school and will work closely with the Dean and the Senior Associate Dean to develop and implement a strategic plan for solicitation of principal and major gifts on behalf of the school. The Schar School seeks to raise $25 million over a 6 year period, and the Director of Development will play a leading role in the success of this initiative. The position will be responsible for all activities related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of principal and major gifts. It will also oversee relationships with smaller donors who have the potential to grow into principal and major donors over time.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason was named the top young university in the United States in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia, with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William.

Nominations and Applications

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate
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