The Education Redesign Lab was founded in 2014 by Professor Paul Reville to focus on redesigning, aligning, and integrating systems of child development and education to restore social mobility and ensure that all kids can reach their full potential. The Lab is seeking a Development Associate to lead its $3 million+ annual development operation focused on individual gifts and foundation grants. The Development Associate will be responsible for creating and managing the donor pipeline, developing donor proposals and reports, planning funder briefings, and helping to manage ongoing communications with donors and prospects. The Development Associate will work closely with the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Development and Alumni Affairs Office.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and able to devise and maintain methods of facilitating streams of fundraising activity.
Build an annual development plan, including financial goals and a funder pipeline
Manage outreach to current and potential funders through email introductions and developing communications documents such as e-newsletters featuring the Lab's work
Coordinate with HGSE's Development and Alumni Affairs office to develop funder profiles and to coordinate on outreach
Write foundations grants and required reports
Coordinate funder meetings at Harvard and across the U.S.
This position is a term appointment for one year from the date of hire, with a possibility of continuation.
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 4 years related work experience required.
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
Familiarity with basic fundraising principles and strategies.
Ability to work additional hours as needed.
Ability to travel as needed
Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.
Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Previous work experience in an academic setting preferred.
Commitment to the Lab's mission and able to represent the Education Redesign Lab, the Graduate School of Education, and the University professionally both internally and externally.
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work competently and efficiently in a multi-task environment. Must have proven organizational skills, ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities. Initiative and conscientiousness are prized.
Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and make a recommendation; ability to track down information from a variety of sources; ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.
Able to work effectively with internal and external constituencies in a University environment. Must be able to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment in developing solutions.
Must be able to listen carefully as well as to influence and persuade others.
Must be interested in and motivated by the intellectual community at Harvard.
Creative, proactive, and can-do work ethic; self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to anticipate all the steps needed to accomplish a task; exhibits a tenacity to complete work even when the path forward is not obvious. Able to streamline work volume in order to focus on goals and maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily reprioritizing.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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