Director of Strategic Engagement and Development

Harvard University

About the organization

Harvard's Center for International Development ("CID") is recognized as a global leader in research that expands the understanding of development challenges and offers viable solutions to global poverty.


Director of Strategic Engagement and Development
Harvard Kennedy School

Duties & Responsibilities
The Center for International Development (CID) has an immediate opening for a Director of Strategic Engagement and Development to support the Center Director. The role is an extremely exciting opportunity to help grow Harvard's premier international development research center to further its vision of deploying the best talent available at Harvard and beyond to work on the most pressing problems facing the world today.

The director will work with and report to the (Faculty) Director of CID leading fundraising activities, strategic communications, and helping develop and support the overall growth strategy for CID. They will also work closely under the guidance of the Senior Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Resource Development (ARRD) as well the Associate Dean for Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA).

Three key areas of work expected: fundraising, strategic communication, and external strategy.

* Fundraising: Work in partnership with ARRD, developing strategies, programs and initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects; manage a portfolio of CID prospects and donors.
* Strategic Communication: Develop and implement media, external outreach strategic plan, and external and internal communications strategies that position CID, its faculty, affiliates, alumni and research favorably among key audiences.


Basic Qualifications
Masters and 5 years' experience or Bachelor's and 7 years' experience; 5+ years of strategy, fundraising, marketing, communications and/or related experience required; diverse international experience also required.

Additional Qualifications
Preference for those with social science/international development background and/or a graduate degree in a related field. Must have major gift fundraising experience with a track record of soliciting and closing major gifts. Demonstrated experience in leading organizational growth and strategy, along with a demonstrated ability to think and execute strategically and critically; superior organizational skills, excellent writing, editing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills; ability to work across a diverse prospect portfolio; ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic team environment. Must have the ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.

EEO Statement
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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