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Assistant Director of Donor Re

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, this full-time, exempt position is responsible for managing a portfolio of stewardship reports for gifts ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, for managing team-wide editorial and production work, and for high-level project management of the team's stewardship reporting program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
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  • Manages a portfolio of narrative stewardship reports to HMS donors across gift levels, working in strategic collaboration with principal and major gift officers. Researches, writes, and produces narrative reports that reflect gift impact in compelling and creative ways and aim to strengthen the donor's engagement with HMS.
  • Develops and maintains critical relationships with faculty leaders, including deans, department chairs and named professors, as well as key administrators and other stakeholders across the School for the purposes of drafting and editing personalized stewardship reports and other communications to HMS donors.
  • Works with the Associate Director of Donor Relations on the creative development and execution of digital stewardship projects and other stewardship strategies.
  • Provides editorial and production support for all of Donor Relations' stewardship reporting, including copyediting, proofreading, and formatting of reports within the appropriate templates. Develops expertise on all of Donor Relations' stewardship report templates, working in collaboration with designers on the Development Communications team.
  • Leads the team's project management activities, overseeing a complex schedule of stewardship reporting; tracks reporting timelines, generates data reports, and advances other critical activities to ensure that the reporting program is executed according to plan. Incorporates the use of the Donor Relations dedicated stewardship database as well as other project management tools, as needed.
  • Assists in the development of a robust student engagement program; helps to organize activities and outreach that will raise student awareness about volunteer opportunities with AAD at donor events and other donor-related occasions.
  • Serves as back-up on Donor Relations' responsibilities for the Acknowledgements process.
  • Additional writing and other projects, as assigned. Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
    • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience in development, donor relations, communications, or a related field.Additional Qualifications and Skills
      • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively, including setting priorities, developing timelines, and coordinating multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
      • Proven writing, editing, and research skills.
      • Committed to building good relationships across a broad and diverse community.
      • Superior time management and organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and commitment to excellence.
      • Comfort writing in diverse and complex subject matter areas.
      • Superior judgment, tact, diplomacy, patience, and discretion.
      • Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with Advance BSR and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Additional InformationThis position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

        The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in -Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . -Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: -http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ . -

        Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

        Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
        • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingWe are committed to cultivating an -inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values EEO StatementWe 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.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Assistant Director of Donor Re, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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