Senior Regional Director, Major Gifts

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Radcliffe’s people, programs, and collections make the Institute a home to big thinkers, new ideas, cutting-edge research, and thought-provoking events. Created as part of a 1999 merger between Harvard University and Radcliffe College, the Institute is the only one of Harvard’s 13 schools dedicated to advanced study. The External Relations department connects devoted alumnae, donors and program participants and reports 40,000 active members in its database, of which 55 percent have made at least one gift to Radcliffe. Its five-year, University-wide fundraising drive, The Radcliffe Campaign, supports important priorities to help Radcliffe Institute meet the challenges of the future.

The Opportunity

The Senior Regional Director, Major Gifts will manage a portfolio of 300 prospects including those with the potential of donating more than $1 million. Additionally, the Senior Regional Director will develop, cultivate, solicit and steward strategies for prospects in the six- and seven-figure levels. The incumbent will work closely with the dean and other Radcliffe ambassadors to create and implement regional programming in the pursuit of increasing major gifts, primarily on the west coast. Interpersonal skills and tenacity will be rewarded as the selected candidate will conduct over 120 donor visits in the pursuit of converting 30 percent of visits into solicitations. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years development or related experience is required, along with a proven track record of closing six-figure gifts.