The Associate Director will serve as a member of the principal and major gifts and grants team with three primary responsibilities: 1. Identify and create individualized prospect engagement opportunities for principal ($5M and above) and major ($1M and above) donors and prospects to help HMS develop long-term relationships with high-capacity donors. This will require close coordination with donors and major gift officers, the Dean, faculty, other Harvard colleagues to plan and execute campus visits, individual meetings, lab tours, speaking opportunities, task forces, volunteer assignments, and other personalized engagement efforts. 2. Assume primary responsibility for program development and management of bi-annual meetings for the Discovery Council, a volunteer leadership group focusing on biomedical research, working closely with the Dean for Basic Science, Department Chairs, faculty and volunteer leaders to engage an ever-expanding group of donors and prospects in the life of HMS. 3. Design and lead regional donor cultivation events and our signature event, the annual Spotlight on Medical Education.
As part of these responsibilities, the Associate Director will:
Partner with Development Directors to identify key prospects and execute timely and comprehensive cultivation strategies, develop and help manage related engagements, and contribute to the annual strategic planning process.
Collaborate with faculty and staff in key offices across the School to identify and/or create campus visits, speaking opportunities, special events, and other activities; these include the Dean's Office, Program in Medical Education, Office of Technology Development, Pre-clinical Departments, the Center for Primary Care, the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Programs.
Lead the planning and execution of the School's annual donor cultivation event, Spotlight on Medical Education, in close collaboration with an experienced events team.
Refine and upgrade these efforts through analysis, goal evaluation, and direct feedback; measure and benchmark all engagement activities to track results; assess all programs and initiatives for their success in achieving quarterly and annual engagement and fundraising goals and provide tracking data to the Senior Director, Principal and Major Gifts.
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.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Five or more years of related experience, preferably in the fundraising/donor engagement field.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, patience, and discretion. Ability to communicate and build excitement for academic and biomedical content with donors. Experience in successful event management. A proven track record of successfully managing volunteers. Knowledge of major gifts work and donor engagement efforts, such as personalized cultivation events, and of fundraising functions within a nonprofit. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize a diverse workload with frequent deadlines. An entrepreneurial and problem-solving mindset. Integrity, high standards and a commitment to excellence. Superior written and verbal communication skills to engage high net worth individuals within and outside of the Harvard community. Ability to exercise significant judgment and confidentiality in working with prospects, volunteers, and HMS staff. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general database management software. Public speaking experience preferred along with the ability to work with people at all levels.
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: 47815BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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