The Associate Director of Leadership Gifts is responsible for overseeing reunion and non-reunion solicitations of annual unrestricted leadership gifts ($5,000-$100,000). Develops and implements strategies to sustain the current success and future growth of the $11+ million annual giving program. Working as member of a larger fundraising team, this position is responsible for managing a portfolio of leadership and other high-level (unrestricted gift) prospects.
As Associate Director of Leadership Gifts you will:
Work with the Director of the Annual Fund and Major Gift staff to increase the level of unrestricted gifts of $10,000+ among alumni in both non-reunion and reunion years.
Manage prospects in varied relationship stages including; identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, and is responsible for making 100-125 visits per year.
Oversee assigned reunion class drives and manage reunion gift committees; recruit volunteers and solicit alumni; work with class leaders to develop and implement class fundraising plans and individual prospect strategies.
Collaborate with Prospect Development Research team to support the qualification and identification of new prospects.
Participate in the development and implementation of the department's priorities; prepare key statistical and management reports as needed to monitor and expand Fund programs.
Perform other responsibilities as needed.
This position is currently not expected to travel until travel restrictions are lifted per Harvard University guidelines in coordination with state and university health officials. All visits are currently being conducted via phone and video until travel is feasible again.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
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Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including front line fundraising.
We are looking for people who have:
Strong motivation to succeed in a fast paced and goal oriented environment.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills to motivate, engage, and work with alumni, students and colleagues.
Ability and willingness to travel, and work some weekends and evenings as needed.
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: 52589BR
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