Bachelor's degree with minimum 2-3 years' experience, preferably in educational fundraising or project management.
This position requires knowledge of basic fundraising principles, a high level of organization, professionalism, and a broad familiarity with the objectives of annual fund raising and volunteer management.
Must have experience with Microsoft Office and databases. Advanced skills in Excel and Word required.
Must be focused, motivated to learn, and flexible to change. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team. The position requires good judgment, rigorous attention to detail and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion.
Must be highly organized, creative, proactive, and have the ability to work competently and efficiently in a multi-task environment.
Must maintain a professional and caring demeanor and have a strong and tenacious work ethic.
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Requires the ability to accurately proofread and edit correspondence.
Strong interpersonal skills that include an excellent phone manner and personal presentation. Experience interacting with corporate executives and senior level staff preferred. Sense of humor a plus.
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.
Vacation/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.