Harvard University Coordinator, Principal Gifts Prospect Strategy, UDO in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42756BR
Business Title Coordinator, Principal Gifts Prospect Strategy, UDO
School/Unit Alumni Affairs and Development
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Alumni Affairs and Development
Time Status Full-time
Department Alumni Affairs & Development
Salary Grade 055
Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Duties & Responsibilities The Coordinator:• Collaborates with the senior fundraisers to execute specialized engagement, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for each prospect and donor in the University’s principal gifts portfolio.• In partnership with the senior fundraisers, develops high-level briefings for donor meetings and event with University leaders (President, Provost, Deans), faculty, and university volunteer leaders; briefings represent a comprehensive strategy for our principal gifts prospects and donors and, in sum, cover an extensive range of activities and ideas spanning Harvard’s multiple Schools.• Leverages the UDO service teams to execute the strategies for cultivation and solicitation. Brings all available UDO resources to defined donor strategy.• Engages with faculty and academic leaders to coordinate and advance University principal gifts activities.• Manages a tailored approach to acknowledgements and stewardship for each donors in the UDO fundraiser portfolios, working with colleagues in donor relations and communications.• Monitors and executes preparation (including various supporting materials reflective of the university-wide priorities) and all next steps before and after the senior fundraisers’ and institutional leaders’ donor visits.• Manages and maintains, in collaboration with relevant UDO teams, complicated donor giving histories to ensure our effective engagement with our University principal gifts donors.• Corresponds with donors through their offices and sometimes directly to respond to requests/questions, and advance their giving and overall engagement with Harvard. • Manages complex gift terms and associated paperwork and activities related to closing 7-, 8- and 9-figure commitments.• Shapes agendas and itineraries and coordinates with events team on logistics and communications team on materials for our major University donor engagement groups [for one position: GAC, for another: CEC, or STF, or HX Kitchen Cabinet, or China 1879 Society, etc.] and contributes to the strategy for the group’s events, calls, and other special communications. • Identifies new potential donors and crafts with the senior fundraisers and others an approach to engage prospects with the University.• Works with the UDO Assistant Directors and fellow Coordinators to develop systems to track progress against goals; help to analyze and present results; and work with teams across AA&D in Communications, Donor Relations, Events and others to develop materials for internal and external stakeholders to advance fundraising strategies.
Basic Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required with two+ years of work experience, preferably in a professional setting, experience in development, higher education or a related sector a plus. Familiarity with the workings of Harvard development a plus.• Computer literacy required. Familiarity with BSR Advance a plus.• Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Additional Qualifications Conscientiousness, intellectual curiosity, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to operate effectively in a high-paced, complex environment.
Additional Information Please include a cover letter with your application.Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department’s mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University’s fundraising efforts.Harvard University Benefits PackageVacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year.Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment.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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools.Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus.Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
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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 or any other characteristic protected by law.