Harvard University Development Sr Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts
47679BRAuto req ID:47679BRJob Code:303058 Development Sr Specialist Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Content Strategy, Principal & Major GiftsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required. Seven or more years of professional experience, preferably with comprehensive skills in developing and describing principal gift opportunities and academic priorities in a medical or scientific research environment.Additional Qualifications:Advanced degree preferred. Development experience preferred. Ability to work with high-level decision makers, board members, and donors. Outstanding oral and written communication, strategic planning, budget development, competency and sound fluency with financials, and experience driving revenue achievement in partnership with senior leaders is essential. Exceptional writing skills, comfort developing cogent content from scratch, and initiative to work independently in novel, diverse subject matter areas. Comfort developing financials and budgets (for development purposes).Additional Information:Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Department:Alumni Affairs & DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:520.47712.6050.000001.730005.0000.00000Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Duties & Responsibilities:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reporting to an Executive Director of Development, the Director of Content Strategy, Principal & Major Gifts, will work independently to create novel written content in an effort to cultivate and solicit the School’s top philanthropic prospects. The priority will be developing, refining, and finalizing seven, eight, and nine-figure solicitations to benefit HMS, oftentimes in partnership with other HU Schools and/or hospital affiliates. S/he will partner primarily with the Dean for AAD and the Executive Director of Development & Strategic Planning to shape and advance the School’s top solicitations. S/he will also partner with AAD colleagues, senior faculty members, and key administrators to describe HMS priorities for donor/prospect audiences, ensuring that philanthropy supports the School’s most important work while conforming with internal and external policies.
• Develop narrative and financial proposals soliciting philanthropic support of $1M+ (gifts and nonfederal grants)—subject matter will focus on fundamental and translational research that spans the School’s basic science departments, its various education programs, and its social science and service programs.
• Draft and refine documents (white papers, case statements, funding opportunities) describing HMS priorities and novel undertakings driven by principal gift prospect strategies/interests in partnership with AAD staff, HMS faculty, administrators and managers external to AAD (including Office of Technology Development, Office of Research Administration, Office for Academic & Research Integrity, among others).
• Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously as well as the ability to work with multiple partners in leadership positions across the School and University is essential.
• Identify and collect biomedical/health publications relevant to HMS priorities for selective dissemination to donors/prospects by AAD prospect managers; must develop and maintain a broad understanding of interests across assigned principal & major gifts portfolios.
• Exceptional writing skills, comfort developing cogent content from scratch, and initiative to work independently in novel, diverse subject matter areas—often this will require the capacity and commitment to understand highly advanced scientific research, and to then translate that significance in writing for sophisticated lay audiences.
• Comfort developing multi-year financials and budgets, including endowment and spending projections for purposes of illustration. This will require a complete grasp of institutional policies concerning the administration and investment of funds.
• Establish and maintain trusting relationships with AAD colleagues, faculty members, and key administrators across HMS and Harvard University. Such relationships are essential to success given the intense time constraints under which solicitations are developed, and the many faculty and administrative partners who contribute to principal gift solicitations.
• Travel as necessary to cultivate or solicit key prospects in partnership with AAD colleagues.
• Other duties as assigned.School/Unit:Harvard Medical 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.