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Harvard University Assistant Director, HLS Annual in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54077BRAuto req ID:54077BRJob Code:300056 Development Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, HLS Annual FundSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in university fundraising or related transferable experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Command of basic fundraising principles, a high level of organization, professionalism, and a broad familiarity with the objectives of annual fund raising.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to motivate, engage, and work with alumni, students and colleagues.

  • The ability and willingness to travel, and work some weekends and evenings as needed.

  • The ability to collaborate within a team as well as work independently to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.

  • Comfort level with technology; experience with Windows and fundraising databases.

Additional Information:

This position is currently not expected to travel until travel restrictions are lifted per Harvard University guidelines in coordination with state and university health officials. All visits are currently being conducted via phone and video until travel is feasible again.

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:HLS Annual FundPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Job-Specific Responsibilities:

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.

  • 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. Coordinate targeted class solicitations with Development Communications staff.

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

  • Collaborate closely with other Alumni Affairs and Development departments and performs 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:

Occasional night and weekend work is required to staff alumni and donor events (virtual and on campus), including Spring and Fall Reunions. This position also provides staffing coverage during end of calendar and fiscal year high volume periods.

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 $11+ million annual giving program. This position manages class gift volunteer committees, develops and implements class-wide fundraising plans, and organizes class meetings. Working as member of a larger fundraising team, the Assistant Director works towards increasing dollars, volunteers and participation in assigned classes, both reunion and non-reunion.