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Harvard University Assistant Director, Annual Fun in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62691BRAuto req ID:62691BRJob Code:300056 Development Professional Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, Annual FundSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. 4 years’ experience in university fundraising or related transferable experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a broad familiarity with the principles and objectives of annual fund raising.

  • Can employ effective interpersonal skills to motivate and engage alumni, students, and colleagues.

  • Display initiative and sound independent judgment; have an ability to handle difficult and sensitive situations with discretion and diplomacy.

  • Can be a collaborative team member as well as an independent self-starter.

  • Can prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, goal-orientated environment.

  • Have a strong commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Additional Information:We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School (  is a place where you can thrive. Department:Alumni Center - HLS Annual FundPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development, General AdministrationPosition Description:

As Assistant Director, you will:

  • Work with the Director of the Annual Fund to increase the level of unrestricted gifts among alumni in reunion and non-reunion years.

  • Be responsible for making a minimum of 100 alumni visits per year for the purposes of cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and volunteer recruitment.

  • Manage a portfolio of 150+ Annual Fund donor prospects.

  • Oversee assigned reunion class drives and be responsible for the management of reunion gift committees including recruiting volunteers and soliciting alumni in honor of their reunions; working with class leaders to develop and implement class fundraising plans; organizing and attending gift committee meetings.

  • Oversee programs for specific alumni segments, which may include direct mail, young alumni programs, donor stewardship and recognition programs, as well as other related initiatives.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of unrestricted giving strategies and programs.

  • Compile financial data for gift tracking and management reports. Coordinates targeted class solicitations with Development Communications staff.

  • Evaluate dollars raised and participation rates in reunion and non-reunion classes; serves as the manager of fundraising efforts for those classes.

  • Collaborate closely with other Alumni Affairs and Development departments and perform other duties as required.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:

This position will be expected to be on campus to staff alumni and donor events as required. Must also be available to provide staffing coverage during end of calendar and fiscal year high volume periods.

Ability and willingness to travel, and work some weekends and evenings as needed.

Job Summary:

The Harvard Law School Annual Fund is seeking an Assistant Director who will be responsible for raising unrestricted support for the Law School's $12+ million annual giving program. This position manages class gift volunteer committees, develops, and implements class-wide fundraising plans, organizes class meetings, and manages a portfolio of prospective unrestricted donors. Working within a larger fundraising team, the Assistant Director will strive towards increasing dollars, volunteers, and participation rates in assigned portfolios.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)