Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, 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 Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, HLS Annual Fund is responsible for overseeing reunion and non-reunion solicitations of annual unrestricted leadership gifts. S/He will develop and implement strategies to sustain the current success, as well as future growth, of the $9+ million annual giving program. This newly created position will manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership level, as well as other high-level (unrestricted gift) prospects, by making 100-120 visits per year. Working with the Director of Individual Giving as well as Major Gifts staff, the Assistant Director will maintain consistent, high-level unrestricted support among alumni in non-reunion years, as well as those in reunion years. Working with class leaders, the chosen candidate will develop and implement class fundraising plans, as well as individual prospect strategies. A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience in university fundraising and administration or related transferable experience is required.