Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The recently renamed Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (also known as “the School”) is one of the most selective and prestigious public health schools in the world. Founded in 1913, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health grew out of the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, the nation’s first graduate training program in public health. The overarching mission of the School is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners.

During the past century, the School’s faculty members—frequently working in collaboration with others at Harvard and around the world—have made landmark contributions revolutionizing public health, particularly in the areas of AIDS, cancer and heart disease. From advancing scientific discovery to educating national and international leaders, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide.

The Opportunity

The Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts will serve as the lead principal and major gift fundraiser for the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) and will collaborate closely with the GCD faculty in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, close and stewardship of $2-5M worth of gifts annually through the development of a strong portfolio of high-net individual prospects. S/He will collaborate with faculty to build and execute a strategic development plan for GCD. The selected candidate will also maintain a strong relationship with the department’s lead donor, the Ülker family of Istanbul, Turkey. A Bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of development experience with a minimum of 2 years direct major gift experience and a proven track record of closing 6+ figure gifts are required. Academic fundraising experience with a focus in biological sciences is a major plus.