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Harvard University Devel Professional (N) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50193BRAuto req ID:50193BRJob Code:405001 Devel Professional (N) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Development OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:26-Jun-2020Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience;

  • Minimum of four years’ successful development experience; a command of fundraising and stewardship principles;

  • Must possess strong writing and editorial skills;

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work assignments;

  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously and deliver materials on a strict timeline;

  • Must have proficiency with computers and database programs, experience working with financial systems and applications, or proven ability to learn applications quickly;

  • Ability to build strong relationships, work independently, make decisions, maintain confidentiality, multitask, organize, and prioritize while maintaining high standards in a high-volume environment.

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Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute.

About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

Please visit our website to learn more about us. www.radcliffe.harvard.eduDepartment:External RelationsPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development Job-Specific Responsibilities: This is a fully benefits-eligible, term-limited position that will end on June 26, 2020.

Jointly reporting to the director of external relations and director of major and planned giving, this is a generalist fundraising role in our External Relations (ER) department that offers the opportunity to take part in a wide array of projects spanning the responsibilities of higher education development.

Major Gift Fundraising Project Management (50%)

Manage assigned prospect portfolios by:

  • Preparing correspondence on behalf of the associate dean and director of major and planned giving, including visit outreach with Institute leaders and outreach pipeline management, follow up, and trip reports;

  • Helping track prospect activity for the assigned major gifts portfolios. Ensuring next steps from visits and other activity related to prospect management are acted upon in a timely and complete manner. This will often include drafting internal correspondence and or other materials;

  • Preparing materials as needed including background information for volunteer boards and top prospects;

  • Working in partnership with major gift colleagues on special projects as needed, and assuming other duties as required.

  • Embodies the ideal of working in a university by supporting a culture of learning and growth;

  • Seeks opportunities to continuously learn and build professional skills;

  • Supports a culture of inclusion and diversity.

External Relations Strategic Initiatives (25%)

Monitor the department’s fundraising plan by:

  • Reporting on the status of benchmarks and goals, and assisting the department in taking steps to adjust the plan as needed;

  • Preparing quarterly narrative updates on activities related to FY20 ER priorities, including but not limited to launching the dean's vision, raising current-use support, and achieving overall fundraising results;

  • Organizing and supporting the planning process for the department’s FY21 budget and multi-year plan submissions. This includes organizing planning meetings, researching options, and drafting memorandums;

  • Maintaining strategy notes and pipelines for the Institute’s two volunteer councils including current philanthropy and solicitation pipeline, prospective members, and other activities related to volunteer management, including possible management of ad-hoc working groups within the council;

  • Working in partnership with donor communications and stewardship colleagues on special projects as needed, including data requests and pulling reports;

  • Tracking contact and driving progress with small group of foundations with whom we are engaging for possible future support.

Development Events (25%)

Support the management of Institute-wide events by:

  • Coordinating and overseeing Radcliffe Day planning, the Institute’s flagship event. Responsibilities include maintaining medalist pipeline, creating agendas for planning meetings, oversight of data requests for invitation pulls, coordination across departmental stakeholders to drive follow up and communicate next steps;

  • Providing logistical support for twice-annual Radcliffe on the Road events in coordination with the director of annual giving and engagement;

  • Preparing relevant data requests, developing event briefings and drafting talking points for speakers and hosts;

  • Coordinating post-event follow up, including communications to attendees and invited guests, thank you notes and gifts for speakers and hosts;

  • For on-campus lectures and conferences, managing VIP attendance in coordination with frontline fundraisers and events staff, including distribution of registration lists and requests for special seating, managing requests for advance registration and liaising with colleagues across departments in service to our VIP guests;

  • Attending relevant cross departmental public programming planning meetings.

School/Unit:Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 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.