The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office for External Relations (OER) is committed to securing the financial resources, time, and loyalty of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to promote the School's work of educating new generations of global health leaders and producing powerful ideas that can transform the lives of people everywhere.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development will manage their own regional portfolio of leadership annual gift prospects and donors. The person in this position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more to Harvard Chan priorities. The position will also devise, in close collaboration with other School and University colleagues, fundraising strategies and cultivation/stewardship events and programs in their region or for particular assigned projects.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leadership Annual Gifts Fundraising:
Cultivating and soliciting alumni, parent, and friend prospects, with an emphasis on gifts of $25,000 or more
Managing a prospect pool of approximately 150 names
Cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship of prospects with an emphasis on securing an individual's first gift to the School, and to increasing an individual's financial commitment to School priorities
Identifying and rating new prospects capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more
Providing individualized and strategic stewardship contact for existing leadership annual donors
Writing gift proposals and other, materials as needed
Representing the School at regional and on-campus events
Identifying, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
Cultivating regional volunteers for future leadership roles on Harvard Chan boards, committees and councils
Working strategically with volunteers to encourage them to build bridges and utilize their networks to help Harvard Chan and the University develop stronger relationships with other prominent alumni, parents, and friends
Engaging volunteers in prospect identification and evaluation process
Overseeing select prospect assignments to volunteers, including the provision of pre- and post-contact support and, as appropriate, accompanying volunteers on cultivation/solicitation visits
Keeping volunteers informed about the School, University and fundraising priorities
Collaboration with Development and Alumni Affairs Staff:
Working closely with the Executive Director on individual prospects, special events and development of overall strategic plan for a particular region or projects
Assisting fundraising staff, including colleagues in University Development Office (UDO) as well as School/Center development officers and Alumni Affairs staff
Staffing fundraising visits by School and University leaders (e.g.faculty members and senior administrators, including the Vice Dean, Deputy Vice Dean, Executive Director, other senior development officers, and volunteers)
Working closely with other Major Gift Officers and Alumni Affairs colleagues in the development of on-campus and regional events and programs that will lead to increased high-level involvement of alumni, friends, and parents
Supporting the activity of University fundraising staff as needed
Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position requires frequent travel and evening and weekend work as needed.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
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 complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
5+ years of related experience required
Fundraising experience in higher education or healthcare, including direct solicitation of five-to-six figure gifts from individuals, strongly preferred
Familiarity with the Harvard and its constituencies a plus
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; a willingness to dig in and contribute in a team-orientated environment; enthusiasm, willingness to take risks, intelligence, good judgement, insight, initiative, resilience, and a pioneering spirit; experience managing ambiguity and change and a strong attention to details; project management skills and experience juggling multiple priorities preferred
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: 52004BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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.