Harvard University Development Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43347BRAuto req ID:43347BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, Donor Relations & Prospect StrategySub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor degree required with five or more years of progressive experience in higher education donor relations, alumni relations, or related areas.Additional Qualifications:

Must have demonstrated success in managing complex programs and projects and possess the ability to manage multiple projects effectively, including developing timelines, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are required as well as strong organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills with attention to detail. Exhibits creativity, imagination, and initiative. Must have general experience with special events management. Must be able to work well as a team-member as well as individual contributor in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to effectively respond to and collaborate effectively and tactfully with colleagues, with senior staff, faculty, prospects, donors and volunteers. Must handle confidential information with utmost discretion.

Additional Information:Must be available to work evenings as weekends as required.Department:DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, Employment, IdentitySchedule:Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Duties & Responsibilities:As an integral member of the HLS Development and Alumni Relations team, the Assistant Director works closely with the Executive Director to plan and implement inter-department and mission driven initiatives that incorporate development, donor engagement and alumni relations teams, ensuring communication alignment across departments. Creates and implements strategies that will develop and strengthen effective, long term relationships between the Harvard Law School and key prospects and donors.

  • Develop donor strategies and manage projects:

  • Identify and implement customized outreach plans for donors and prospects.

  • Monitor and track gift agreements and pledge payments and determine strategy for recognition and follow-up including communication from HLS Dean, Dean for Development and Presidential acknowledgments, drafts correspondence and add to the database gift activity and contact notes as needed.

  • Provide trip/visit follow-up for the Dean for Development including debriefing, contact report entry, as well as other follow-up steps.

  • Monitor and track donor activities including news, promotions, personal and professional achievements for recognition opportunities.

  • Submit ideas and content for key alumni and donor recognition web pages.

  • Contribute content as requested for talking points.

  • Oversee the alumni distinguished speaker series (TDASS program) and Alumni in Residence Program.

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, plan and execute HLS Volunteer meetings, including Dean’s Advisory Board and the Combined Volunteer Meetings.

  • Prepare meeting and presentation materials and communicates relevant information to Board members.

  • Coordinate meeting logistics to include venues, speakers, and provide post-meeting follow-up tasks.

  • Manage Board membership list and terms, develop and track membership pipeline, and routinely identify new membership prospects.

  • Coordinate related alumni outreach with the Dean’s office. Prepare correspondence and communications including drafting letters and acknowledgments, meeting/visit follow-up communication, and adding contact and summary notes to alumni database.

  • In compliance with University gift policy guidelines, drafts gift agreements and collaborate with gift officers to tailor agreements to meet individual requirements.

  • Provide ad hoc research for and related support for a wide variety of correspondence and related projects for key donors and prospects.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.