Harvard University Development Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46392BRAuto req ID:46392BRJob Code:302060 Development Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Chief Development OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:- Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of eight years of development experience, including three years of senior-level development management experience.Additional Qualifications:- Development experience in roles of progressive professional responsibility, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, including major gifts, foundation relations, corporate relations, annual giving, membership, and research, preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the respective missions of Harvard Art Museums and Harvard University; must possess and be able to convey a credible passion for art.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a nonprofit setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement; record of success in a campaign environment is highly preferred.

    • Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least three years of senior-level development management experience, including creating and managing a budget.
  • Must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate functions; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans.

  • Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization and the ability to effectively strategize with and engage various groups and constituents.

  • History of securing six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies; success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.

  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals.

  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

  • Skill at goal setting and measuring success.

  • Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect strategy and process.Additional Information:

Harvard Art Museums have retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search processes. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

The Harvard Art Museums house one of the largest and most renowned art collections in the United States, and are comprised of three museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums) and four research centers (the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis). The Fogg Museum includes Western art from the Middle Ages to the present; the Busch-Reisinger Museum, unique among North American museums, is dedicated to the study of all modes and periods of art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum is focused on Asian art, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern art, and Islamic and later Indian art. Together, the collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media. The Harvard Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and the public. For more than a century they have been the nation’s premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history in the United States. The Harvard Art Museums have a rich tradition of considering the history of objects as an integral part of the teaching and study of art history, focusing on conservation and preservation concerns as well as technical studies.

Department:Institutional AdvancementPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Education, IdentitySchedule:This is a regular full-time, exempt position.Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Duties & Responsibilities:Position Summary:

The Harvard Art Museums seek candidates for the newly cast role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO is responsible for advancing the mission of the Harvard Art Museums through strategic planning and leadership in the formation and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. A member of the museums' senior leadership team, the CDO builds strong relationships with the museums' stakeholders and donors and develops, prioritizes, and implements fundraising strategies. The CDO reports to the museums' Director and works closely and in partnership with the Deputy Director, curatorial, finance, communications, and other staff, academic, and administrative partners, including University development (Harvard Alumni Affairs & Development). The CDO oversees a development team of approximately nine individuals. S/he will serve as the chief campaign officer of any future fundraising campaigns for the museums.

Harvard Art Museums have retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search processes. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

School/Unit:Harvard Art Museums 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.