With the Executive Director, Reunion and Annual Campaigns, coordinates volunteer outreach activity for the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee. This work includes, but is not limited to, managing screening lists and solicitation assignments; preparing materials and agendas for calls and meetings; managing communications and messaging; facilitating and tracking outreach to HCF and GSF volunteers; and tracking volunteer enlistment.
Partners with RAC Management and AA&D Events in the planning and execution of volunteer training and stewardship events and activities, including the three annual meetings of the HCF Executive Committee, West Council Meetings, and our annual Volunteer Assembly and Volunteer Summits.
The HCF and GSF strive to provide each of its volunteers with an optimal experience. The Coordinator will conduct periodic surveys assess the volunteers' experience and help to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth
Coordinates, along with the FAS Communications team, the creation and circulation of periodic communications to all current HCF and GSF volunteers, including holiday cards and a fiscal year-end thank you.
Supports ad hoc projects on behalf of the RAC Management Team.
May be asked to provide additional support for the broader Reunion and Annual Campaigns team during times of peak activity or staff transition. Works closely with other members of the RAC support team to advance the goals of the department.
In concert with 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 RAC, in order to create team spirit and for the betterment of 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.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.
The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department's mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University's fundraising efforts.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. 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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree with minimum 2-3 years' experience, preferably in educational fundraising or project management.
This position requires knowledge of basic fundraising principles, a high level of organization, professionalism, and a broad familiarity with the objectives of annual fund raising and volunteer management.
Must have experience with Microsoft Office and databases. Advanced skills in Excel and Word required.
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 personal presentation. Experience interacting with corporate executives and senior level staff preferred. Sense of humor a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50915BR
About Harvard University Alumni Affairs and Development
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.