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Associate Dean for Development and External Relations

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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    113654397

Harvard University

05-Sep-2019
Associate Dean for Development and External Relations
Harvard Divinity School
50386BR


Duties & Responsibilities
Harvard Divinity School seeks an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking fundraising leader for the role of Associate Dean for Development and External Relations. The Associate Dean is responsible for advancing the mission of HDS through strategic planning and leadership in the formation and executing of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. Enthusiasm, and ability to generate enthusiasm, for the Divinity School mission is critical to success in this role. The Associate Dean builds strong relationships with the School's stakeholders and donors and develops, prioritizes, and implements fundraising and alumni relations strategies.

Typical duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Reporting to the Dean of HDS and working in close liaison to the University Development Office, the Associate Dean serves as the School's principal strategist for all aspects of external relations. The Associate Dean will work within a collaborative environment of faculty and staff and lead a team to develop a post-campaign strategy.
  • Working closely with the Dean, develops and executes a multi-year fundraising and external relations plan that establishes goals and objectives for HDS in the period immediately following the Harvard University Campaign.
  • Works closely with the Dean, faculty, staff, and the University, to shape the case for support for the School and its core messages.
  • Establishes a program of engagement and cultivation that strengthens the School's relationships with donors, prospective donors, and alumni leadership. Develops relationships with volunteers, which deepen their engagement with HDS, the University, and each other.
  • Assists the Dean, faculty, staff, and the University on their engagement with School prospects, including developing donor strategy, overseeing advance preparation and briefings, and orchestrating follow up.
  • Recruits, retains, develops, and directs a high-performing fundraising and alumni relations staff in a highly competitive marketplace.
  • Nurtures culture of philanthropy and relationship building. Educates faculty and staff about how relationships are developed, cultivated, stewarded, and recognized. Understands and utilizes the science of fundraising including appropriate analytics in keeping with industry best practices.
  • Establishes and maintains a framework of accountability for external relations activity ensuring that the department measures and reports on fundraising progress and creates a shared framework of accountability for fundraising results.
  • Works with Communications to plan, design, and execute a strategic communications plan that incorporates key messages directed to key constituencies.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for all major committees comprised of external constituents.
  • As a member of the senior management team, participates in strategic planning efforts, and ensures that fundraising efforts are aligned with strategic priorities and direction.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in development and/or alumni relations.
  • Experience with development and management of fundraising and alumni relations teams.
  • Experience working with academic leadership and faculty in an external relations context.

Additional Qualifications
Advanced degree and experience in higher education preferred. Demonstrated ability using best practices and analytical tools to plan, measure, and evaluate fundraising and alumni-relations programs. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute a multi-faceted external relations effort in a complex, decentralized university environment required. Experience with cultivating and soliciting major- and principal-gift donors; working with academic leaders and faculty on donor relationships; developing and mentoring fundraising staff. Experience working as a member of a senior leadership team in a collaborative and entrepreneurial context. A record of accomplishment of effective collaboration across traditional boundaries and roles. Proven ability to lead staff and volunteers toward shared objectives in a complex and dynamic environment.
Additional Information
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be combined into a SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab. Cover letters are required for every position at Harvard Divinity School.

We regret that the Harvard Divinity School does not provide Visa sponsorship.

Drawing on its historical strength in Christian studies and its significant resources in global religious studies, Harvard Divinity School educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals for leadership and service both nationally and internationally. To help in building a world in which people can live and work together across religious and cultural divides, we strive to be a primary resource in religious and theological studies for the academy, for religious communities, and in the public sphere.

Job Function
Alumni Affairs and Development

Sub Unit
------------

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
Office of Development and External Relations

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade
061

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

Schedule
Monday - Friday, 35 hours

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.

PI113654397

<br /> <strong>Harvard University</strong><br /><br />05-Sep-2019<br /><strong>Associate Dean for Development and External Relations</strong><br />Harvard Divinity School<br />50386BR<br /><br /><br /><strong>Duties & Responsibilities</strong><br />Harvard Divinity School seeks an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking fundraising leader for the role of Associate Dean for Development and External Relations. The Associate Dean is responsible for advancing the mission of HDS through strategic planning and leadership in the formation and executing of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. Enthusiasm, and ability to generate enthusiasm, for the Divinity School mission is critical to success in this role. The Associate Dean builds strong relationships with the School's stakeholders and donors and develops, prioritizes, and implements fundraising and alumni relations strategies.<br /> <br />Typical duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:<br /> <br />Reporting to the Dean of HDS and working in close liaison to the University Development Office, the Associate Dean serves as the School's principal strategist for all aspects of external relations. The Associate Dean will work within a collaborative environment of faculty and staff and lead a team to develop a post-campaign strategy.<br /> <ul> <li>Working closely with the Dean, develops and executes a multi-year fundraising and external relations plan that establishes goals and objectives for HDS in the period immediately following the Harvard University Campaign.</li> <li>Works closely with the Dean, faculty, staff, and the University, to shape the case for support for the School and its core messages.</li> <li>Establishes a program of engagement and cultivation that strengthens the School's relationships with donors, prospective donors, and alumni leadership. Develops relationships with volunteers, which deepen their engagement with HDS, the University, and each other.</li> <li>Assists the Dean, faculty, staff, and the University on their engagement with School prospects, including developing donor strategy, overseeing advance preparation and briefings, and orchestrating follow up.</li> <li>Recruits, retains, develops, and directs a high-performing fundraising and alumni relations staff in a highly competitive marketplace.</li> <li>Nurtures culture of philanthropy and relationship building. Educates faculty and staff about how relationships are developed, cultivated, stewarded, and recognized. Understands and utilizes the science of fundraising including appropriate analytics in keeping with industry best practices.</li> <li>Establishes and maintains a framework of accountability for external relations activity ensuring that the department measures and reports on fundraising progress and creates a shared framework of accountability for fundraising results.</li> <li>Works with Communications to plan, design, and execute a strategic communications plan that incorporates key messages directed to key constituencies.</li> <li>Serves as the primary liaison for all major committees comprised of external constituents.</li> <li>As a member of the senior management team, participates in strategic planning efforts, and ensures that fundraising efforts are aligned with strategic priorities and direction.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Basic Qualifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree required.</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in development and/or alumni relations.</li> <li>Experience with development and management of fundraising and alumni relations teams.</li> <li>Experience working with academic leadership and faculty in an external relations context.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Additional Qualifications</strong><br />Advanced degree and experience in higher education preferred. Demonstrated ability using best practices and analytical tools to plan, measure, and evaluate fundraising and alumni-relations programs. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute a multi-faceted external relations effort in a complex, decentralized university environment required. Experience with cultivating and soliciting major- and principal-gift donors; working with academic leaders and faculty on donor relationships; developing and mentoring fundraising staff. Experience working as a member of a senior leadership team in a collaborative and entrepreneurial context. A record of accomplishment of effective collaboration across traditional boundaries and roles. Proven ability to lead staff and volunteers toward shared objectives in a complex and dynamic environment.<br /><strong>Additional Information</strong><br /><strong>IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be combined into a SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab. Cover letters are required for every position at Harvard Divinity School. </strong><br /> <br />We regret that the Harvard Divinity School does not provide Visa sponsorship. <br /> <br />Drawing on its historical strength in Christian studies and its significant resources in global religious studies, Harvard Divinity School educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals for leadership and service both nationally and internationally. To help in building a world in which people can live and work together across religious and cultural divides, we strive to be a primary resource in religious and theological studies for the academy, for religious communities, and in the public sphere.<br /><br /><strong>Job Function </strong><br />Alumni Affairs and Development<br /><br /><strong>Sub Unit</strong><br />------------<br /><br /><strong>Location </strong><br />USA - MA - Cambridge<br /><br /><strong>Department</strong><br />Office of Development and External Relations<br /><br /><strong>Time Status</strong><br />Full-time<br /><br /><strong>Union</strong><br />00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary<br /><br /><strong>Salary Grade</strong><br />061<br /><br /><strong>Pre-Employment Screening</strong><br />Education, Identity<br /><br /><strong>Schedule </strong><br />Monday - Friday, 35 hours<br /><br /><strong>EEO Statement</strong><br />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.<br /><br /><br /> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/2VdDkZuK85BzSZVPFJjXP"> <p>PI113654397</p>
Posted: 2019-09-12 Expires: 2019-10-14

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