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Harvard University Individual Giving Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58212BRAuto req ID:58212BRJob Code:405001 Devel Professional (N) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Individual Giving AssociateSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (education beyond high school may count towards years of experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Specific experience in an arts-related context and/or higher education preferred. Experience and demonstrated success working at donor cultivation, annual giving, or leadership-level membership or engagement programs. Experience planning and managing high-level, donor-centric stewardship and cultivation programs, events, and travel programs. Demonstrated marketing and communications experience preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong technical skills are required. Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills are essential, with a proven track record of developing successful relationships with high-level donors and prospects, colleagues, and external vendors; multi-tasking, responsiveness, creativity, exceptional organization, detail-oriented work ethic, time management skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment, and being a team player are all expected. This position may require occasional work beyond the regular schedule including some evenings and/or weekends.

Additional Information:Evening and weekend hours may be required. Occasional domestic and international travel may be needed.

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PLEASE NOTE: This role is onsite in Cambridge but may be hybrid.

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.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . 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 on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: 

Department:Institutional AdvancementPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Occasional domestic and international travel may be needed. Job Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Position Description:A key member of the Individual Giving team, this role plans and executes the identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the Harvard Art Museums’ individual giving recognition circles and their donors. The Associate serves as a partner in the management of the Art Museums’ leadership volunteer groups – the Director’s Advisory Council and Curatorial Committees – as well as the museums’ leadership giving circle based in Germany, the Verein. Partnering with the Individual Giving Team, this position will lead the relaunch and management of the young patrons’ leadership giving program along with the gifts of art and planned giving societies.

Under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, this position is responsible for the planning, execution, and growth of the young patrons’ program (leadership giving level donors ages 21-45) as well as the cultivation, stewardship, prospect identification, and solicitation activities for the program. The Associate will be responsible for meeting all quarterly and annual goals for this group and tracking all activities in the database.

Additionally, the Associate will partner with the Individual Giving Team to relaunch the museums’ planned giving society as well as develop and launch the new gifts of art donor recognition society.

The Individual Giving Associate will support the Chief Development Officer with Director’s Advisory Council activities, including scheduling meetings, producing and disseminating materials, and recording meeting minutes and next steps. The Associate will work with the Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and serve as the primary Institutional Advancement liaison with the Verein, working with their volunteer leadership to steward German Friends members through communications and engagement opportunities, including the support of their annual meeting and travel programs. The Associate will also assist in the management of the Curatorial Committees, including staffing monthly strategy sessions and select engagement events, as well as tracking the identification and stewardship of current and prospective committee members.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.Physical Requirements:Primary work takes place in an office environment. Some tasks may require being on campus or in other off-site locations for a period of time. Sitting or standing for periods of time. Some repetitive motion. Ability to lift 25 lbs.

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.