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Harvard University Development Coordinator, Harvard College Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56188BRAuto req ID:56188BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Development Coordinator, Harvard College FundSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience, preferably in fundraising, volunteer management, project management, or related experience.

  • Solid computer skills in Microsoft Office software. Experience with data analysis and visualization a plus.

  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Must be focused, motivated to learn, and flexible to change. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team. The position requires good judgment, rigorous attention to detail and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion.

  • Must be highly organized, creative, proactive, and have the ability to work competently and efficiently in a multi-task environment.

  • Must maintain a professional and caring demeanor and have a strong and tenacious work ethic.

  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Requires the ability to accurately proofread and edit correspondence.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that include an excellent phone manner and presentation skills. Experience interacting with corporate executives and senior level staff preferred.

Additional Information: This position requires a 3 month orientation and review period.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

About Harvard University

Harvard University, based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University is home to over 20,000 students and employs 18,000 people, making us the fifth-largest employer in Massachusetts. Harvard is a special place, filled with diverse, energetic, and talented people who are driven to grow and succeed. By working here, you join a vibrant community that advances Harvard’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.

Why AA&D?

We are a dedicated team of 400 alumni affairs and development professionals supporting Harvard’s advancement activity through roles that include front-line fundraising, alumni and volunteer engagement, technology, events, communications, prospect management and research, business process, talent management and many other areas.

Harvard’s Alumni Affairs and Development team inspires and galvanizes alumni, friends, and members of the University community to support Harvard through philanthropy, governance, and active engagement. AA&D believes a workplace that reflects the diversity of our society and our ever-evolving University constituency makes us a stronger and more effective organization. Our goal is to create an environment of respect that values the many talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community, to deliver the strongest possible results by incorporating diverse perspectives into our daily work, and to make AA&D a great place to work for everyone. AA&D strives to live our values of respect, inclusion, trust, collaboration, innovation and sharing of information in our daily interactions and our work.

To learn more about how Harvard supports diversity and inclusion throughout the University please visit the Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at

Discover AA&D and Harvard University Benefits

  • Opportunities for internal advancement

  • A creative, high- energy, collaborative environment

  • Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits starting on your first day

  • University-funded retirement plans

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute

  • Health and wellness discounts, memberships and programs

    Additional benefits can be found at


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please let your recruiter know.

Vaccine Requirements:

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: Department:Alumni Affairs and DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development, General AdministrationJob-Specific Responsibilities:

  • With the Associate Directors of Development, coordinates volunteer outreach activity for the Harvard College Fund Parents Committee, the Harvard College Fund Associates Committee, and the HCF’s undergraduate and recent graduate programs. This work includes but is not limited to managing solicitation assignments; preparing materials and agendas for calls and meetings; managing communications and messaging; and tracking volunteer enlistments.

  • Partners with the Associate Directors of Development and AA&D Events (when appropriate) to organize and execute committee meetings as well as strategic engagement and development-focused events throughout the year.

  • Supports ad hoc projects on behalf of the Director of Development and the HCF Management Team.

  • May be asked to provide additional support for the broader HCF team during times of peak activity or staff transition. Works closely with other members of the HCF support team to advance the goals of the department.

  • In concert with the needs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and AA&D, works periodically on special projects in collaboration with the FAS fundraising staff overall, above and beyond strict adherence to the needs of HCF, in order to advance the overall office fundraising objectives.

  • The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

School/Unit:Alumni Affairs and Development 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: This position will be based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this position will be remote until further notice.

Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D) comprises the University Development Office (UDO), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Development, AA&D Resources, and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). There is a unique relationship between the University and the FAS fundraising operations, resulting from a long history in which University fundraising ultimately grew out of College fundraising.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Development

FAS Development is responsible for the fundraising efforts supporting the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, including Harvard College, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. FAS Development staff work with Harvard College donors, alumni, parents, and friends who provide critical support for the FAS and often for other parts of the University.

This full-time, non-exempt position in the Harvard College Fund (HCF) reports to the Director of Development, Annual Programs and supports the work of the annual programs team that is focused on the key constituencies of parents, undergraduates, recent graduates, and alumni classes not in reunion. Partnering closely with the Director and Associate Directors, the Coordinator will work to advance the specific objectives of the program committees and the HCF more broadly through various projects designed to recruit, educate, and inspire volunteers and donors, including the coordination of HCF volunteer outreach and activity, the creation of materials for volunteer use and for committee meetings, and support for virtual and in-person events and trainings. 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.