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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.
As a vital member of Georgetown University, Office of Advancement, the Associate Director, Finance and Board Operations assists the Director of the Board of Governors Operations and the Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association with the management of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Inc. (GUAA) and with the services and benefits provided to more than 200,000 alumni. The Associate Director is responsible for the daily management of the financial affairs of the Alumni Association and its Board of Governors, the governing body of the GUAA. The Associate Director is responsible for financial and property management and planning, annual and strategic budgeting, corporate royalty partnerships, and Board of Governors project management. The Associate Director is also responsible for implementation of alumni services to benefit the alumni population.
The AssociateDirector, Finance and Board Operations reports to the Director of Board of Governors Operations and the Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association. On a regular basis, the position communicates and works closely with the President of the Alumni Association, its Executive Committee members, Directors of Alumni Relations, and high-ranking University officials on issues pertaining to the alumni community and Alumni Association.
The Associate Director will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:
Financial Management of Georgetown University Alumni Association
Manage daily GUAA business and financial affairs.
Oversee Association funds:
Association annual operating budget
Association annual strategic plan budget
Reserves of $6M
Implement investment policies, use of annual funds, and all accounting policies and procedures.
Manage, analyze, forecast, and track progress for multiple Advancement budgets.
Authorize payment of bills and invoices for the Association.
Conduct feasibility studies around various Audit and Finance Committee ideas and make strategic recommendations accordingly, including legal implications related to nonprofit tax law.
Prepare briefings regarding financial obligations and contractual responsibilities for management and committee review.
Coordinate annual financial audit for the association and annual tax filings for the association and the alumni clubs, ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines.
Manage affinity partnerships, including legal affairs and contractual obligations and ensure all actions are in line with marketing and legal rules and restrictions.
Maintain audits, legal files, contracts, bookkeeping, and other permanent records relevant to the financial position of the association;
Drive use of data and analysis to inform Association financial investments and programmatic decisions.
Board of Governors
Assist the Director of the Board of Governors Operations in the management of the affairs of the Board of Governors.
Assist with the planning and management of GUAA and Board activities and events, including leadership weekends, board meetings, committee meetings, the GUAA Service Recognition banquet, John Carroll Weekend, and the biennial retreat.
Serve as primary liaison to Board committees to collaborate on key projects/deliverables, including but not limited to the Audit and Finance Committee.
Partner with and support the GUAA's Officers and Audit and Finance Committee to manage the GUAA's finances and assets.
Assist in the annual Awards and Nominations processes, the annual election, and board meetings and calls
Oversee operations of Wagner Alumni House (approximately $5M) and Reed Residence (approx. $5M) properties in accordance with Advisory Neighborhood Commission and university legal counsel agreements.
Supervise fundraising and donor stewardship efforts for the Alumni House Endowment, and other GUAA strategic fundraising initiatives.
Manage depreciation and upkeep of space with more than 8,000 visitors annually.
Oversee financial management and usage obligations of Reed Alumni Residence to ensure University and Association are adhering to outlined agreements.
Requirement & Qualifications
4-6 years of financial management, nonprofit or corporate management, or similar experience
Knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of financial practices of a nonprofit organization preferred
Key interactions with alumni population and high level donors
Background in marketing experience is preferred
Experience or knowledge of contract negotiations
High level of confidentiality and demonstrated strategic thinking necessary
Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
Leadership and organizational skills necessary to coordinate alumni volunteer efforts
Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with a wide range of internal and external clients
Detail oriented and conscientious in rapidly responding to alumni inquiries or concerns
Ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned goals
Willingness to attend alumni and student events on evenings and weekends
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