Senior Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts (Athletics) Harvard University
Harvard’s FAS Development Office, in close coordination with the Department of Athletics, is seeking to hire a Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts. This position will primarily be charged with developing and executing strategies resulting in six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts in support of Harvard Athletics by working directly with a portfolio of major Athletics prospects, and by coordinating with FAS Development officers whose prospects and donors have an Athletics interest. The Senior Associate Director will work closely with colleagues in Athletics, including the John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, to execute on programmatic fundraising initiatives such as capital projects for Athletics. This role epitomizes an important partnership that will fuel the long-term success of Athletics and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences broadly.
As background, the Department of Harvard Athletics, the largest Division I athletic program in the nation, is a dynamic and fast paced working environment with a $46 million annual budget that supports 42 intercollegiate athletic teams (with over 1,200 participants), 63 Club sports (with over 2,000 participants), 35 House and 16 Freshman leagues/events (with over 2,500 participants and 1,500 contests), and recreational offerings across four campus fitness centers.
For more information and the full job description, please visit hr.harvard.edu/jobs.
For this position we are looking for someone with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience in university fundraising, or relevant transferable experience.
Internal Number: 52695BR
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