Assistant Director, HLS Annual Fund

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Law School (HLS) was founded in 1817 and is the oldest continually operated law school in the United States. Today, HLS offers an energetic and creative learning environment that prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching and more. It provides students with a challenging, supportive atmosphere and access to an unmatched array of course and academic offerings, a global alumni network and a bustling campus life. Harvard Law School’s dedicated faculty, made up of 100 full-time professors and 150 visiting professors, offers a range and depth of expertise in all fields of legal scholarship and practice, which no other law school in the country can rival. Its diverse student body represents every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Alumni include leaders in all branches and all levels of government, in academia, in media, in for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations domestically and around the world. HLS is home to the largest law library in the world with a collection of more than 2 million volumes.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Director, HLS Annual Fund will raise unrestricted support for the Law School's $9+ million annual giving program. This critical position will manage development activities and alumni volunteers for reunion and non-reunion alumni classes, and participate in the development and implementation of unrestricted giving strategies and programs. The Assistant Director will also manage class gift volunteer committees, develop and implement class-wide fundraising plans, and organize class meetings. Cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and volunteer recruitment will be achieved by 75 alumni visits per year. The Assistant Director will collaborate closely with Alumni Relations in successful volunteer management efforts, and with the Development and Communications staff in coordinating targeted class solicitations. A Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4+ years of experience in university fundraising or related transferable experience is required.