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Harvard University Associate Director of Leadership Gifts in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52589BRAuto req ID:52589BRJob Code:303058 Development Sr Specialist Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, HLS Annual FundSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including front line fundraising. Additional Qualifications:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Strong motivation to succeed in a fast paced and goal oriented environment.

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

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

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 Associate Director of Leadership Gifts you will:

  • Work with the Director of the Annual Fund and Major Gift staff to increase the level of unrestricted gifts of $10,000+ among alumni in both non-reunion and reunion years.

  • Manage prospects in varied relationship stages including; identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, and is responsible for making 100-125 visits per year.

  • Oversee assigned reunion class drives and manage reunion gift committees; recruit volunteers and solicit alumni; work with class leaders to develop and implement class fundraising plans and individual prospect strategies.

  • Collaborate with Prospect Development Research team to support the qualification and identification of new prospects. 

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the department’s priorities; prepare key statistical and management reports as needed to monitor and expand Fund programs. 

  • Perform other responsibilities as needed.

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.Job Summary:The Associate Director of Leadership Gifts is responsible for overseeing reunion and non-reunion solicitations of annual unrestricted leadership gifts ($5,000-$100,000). Develops and implements strategies to sustain the current success and future growth of the $11+ million annual giving program. Working as member of a larger fundraising team, this position is responsible for managing a portfolio of leadership and other high-level (unrestricted gift) prospects.