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Harvard University Director of Institutional Advancement in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53022BRAuto req ID:53022BRJob Code:302059 Development Manager Location:USA - MA - Jamaica Plain Business Title:Director of Institutional AdvancementSub-Unit:Arnold Arboretum Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive fundraising experience that includes staff management and a successful record of major gift solicitation through outright gifts or planned giving.Additional Qualifications and Skills:Experience at a non-profit or institution of higher education and a strong interest in the mission of the Arnold Arboretum. Advanced degree in a related field preferred. Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Proven ability to manage and motivate staff and collaborate with volunteers, staff, and senior leadership. Occasional travel and some evening/weekend work required.

Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Jamaica Plain when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.Department:Arboretum Development ManagementPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Expand and enhance philanthropic engagement and increase revenue generated by the Arboretum’s membership program and new upper-level giving program, the Sargent-Olmsted Society.

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for achieving the multi-million dollar fundraising goals for the 2022 sesquicentennial celebrations of the Arnold Arboretum’s founding, as well as direct the overall coordination of publicity and unique programming outreach associated with this milestone.

  • Secure major gift funding for Arboretum programming and to advance capital improvements.

  • Identify and cultivate prospective donors for naming opportunities at the Arboretum, research education and training endowments, and visitor amenities.

  • Steward the Arboretum’s planned giving program, the James Arnold Society.

School/Unit:University Administration 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:Reporting to the Director of the Arboretum, the Director of Institutional Advancement manages all fund-raising activity and assumes primary responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new prospects and existing donors. The position develops major-gift proposals and solicitation opportunities and supervises the annual appeal, membership programs, development communications, and various cultivation and stewardship events. The position also shapes the Arboretum’s communications to general audiences, supervising the development and production of the Director’s communications, the annual report, bi-annual magazine, monthly electronic newsletter, and philanthropic web content. Working with the Director, the Director of Institutional Advancement provides leadership in developing strategic fund-raising initiatives aligned with institutional priorities to advance the Arboretum’s mission with respect to scientific research, horticulture, collections development, and education and outreach.

The Director of Institutional Advancement serves as a knowledgeable liaison and institutional representative to prospects and donors, and also to non-donor constituents in community groups, garden clubs, and non-profit educational and environmental organizations. S/He is responsible for developing and executing a long-term departmental strategic plan to appropriately communicate the funding needs and priorities of the Arboretum and to secure outright and planned gifts for its programs. The position prepares briefings for the Director and other staff prior to visits with prospects and donors and manages travel and meetings of the Director or other staff with donors. This position also maintains key relationships with the University Development Office staff and other development staff throughout the University.

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