Advancement Stewardship and Operations Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Department Law School and Law Library
Alternate Department Description

Antonin Scalia Law School Advancement & Alumni Relations

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Public Relations and Marketing Specialist III
Working Title Advancement Stewardship and Operations Manager
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10509z
Recruit Number Staff - 8352
Working Hours
Location Arlington, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Advancement Stewardship and Operations Manager

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person for an Advancement Stewardship and Operations Manager. 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.


  • Under the supervision of the Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations at the Antonin Scalia Law School, directs and oversees the day-to-day management of all aspects of the data, reporting, and donor support services for Scalia Law—both directly to Scalia Law external relations team members and acts as a key liaison/conduit with the George Mason University Foundation (GMUF) staff on service requests;
  • Responsible for the high standards of quality, consistency, and accuracy of all Scalia Law alumni, friends, donors and stakeholders and development-related information as managed on the Mason Advance database;
  • Ensure legal standards and compliance with gift administration/tax policies and regulations, endowment reports, and scholarship reports are maintained through working with the GMUF staff;
  • Accountable for remaining in close working contact with key members of the Scalia Law and central development and alumni staffs;
  • Provide leadership and manage all advancement services, including biographical maintenance, data extraction and reporting, production services, stewardship, and scholarship programs; and
  • Serve as the primary conduit of all internal and external gift information.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • SQL and other related query skills;
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible higher education experience in advancement and fundraising, preferably in a public research university or large complex college;
  • Significant demonstrated experience in advancement operations and services in a higher education setting, with experience and understanding in interpreting state, federal, and institutional funds; IRS regulations; institutional governance; administration, etc.;
  • Demonstrated successful track record in project management; and acting as a liaison between technical operations staff and end users/customers, translating technical language and customer requirements as needed;
  • Impeccable attention to details, quality of products/services, and accuracy in all manner of work;
  • Collaborative, professional, service-oriented interpersonal style in working with colleagues, staff, supervisor, and all Scalia Law constituents;
  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership, strategy and goal-setting skills with an ability to lobby and generate enthusiasm for Scalia Law’s fundraising goals and needs across a diverse landscape of competing priorities, teams, internal university constituents, etc.;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to engender trust and respect among colleagues, academic leaders, and constituents; and
  • Technical strengths including in-depth knowledge of advancement industry relational databases and web-enabled applications for supporting social media, e-mail marketing, and web presence for Scalia Law (i.e., Blackbaud [BB CRM, Luminate, etc.] applications, Ellucian [Advance] applications, iModules, Salesforce, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree; and analytics, forecasting analysis, and reporting skills are preferred/highly desirable; and
  • Higher education and fundraising campaign experience are highly desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10509z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 15, 2017
Posting Date 09/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
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