Development Assistant, External Relations at Harvard University

Posted in Marketing 12 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Harvard University

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Development Assistant, External Relations
Harvard Business School

Job Summary

Working in the HBS Development Office, this position is responsible for performing a variety of complex administrative and project activities related to Development. This individual works on an interdependent team of support staff (Development Administration) within the larger Development group including Principal Gifts, Major Gifts, Annual & Reunion Giving, and Gift Planning. This role will report to the Senior Associate Director of Development Administration with additional reporting lines to 3 frontline fundraisers that they will support in all aspects of their day to day work.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports frontline officers with list management, giving reports, and maintaining prospect updates in Advance database.
  • Researches gift and academic areas to help address donor questions.
  • May assist in preparing gift proposals and ensuring gift/pledge information is entered into Advance database.

Basic Qualifications

Three or more years of related experience is required

Additional Qualifications and Skills

This individual demonstrates:

  • an ability to work independently

  • outstanding organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail

  • an ability to communicate effectively and professionally

  • demonstrated initiative and willingness to continuously develop new skills

  • an ability to work with multiple supervisors and manage competing priorities to meet deadlines

Additional Qualifications include:

  • College background or business training beyond high school preferred. Education beyond high school may count toward experience.

  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Familiarity with Advance or other prospect management tools and a working knowledge of complex Excel functions a plus.

  • This individual asks questions, has good judgement, is accountable for his/her actions, and follows through on projects.

  • The position requires a strong customer service orientation for frequent interaction with colleagues, alumni, and donors; comfort with numbers and reporting; good judgment and flexibility.

Job Function
Alumni Affairs and Development, General Administration

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Boston

External Relations

Time Status

55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening