As a member of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office for External Relations (OER), the Assistant Director of Volunteer Leadership reports to the Director of Volunteer Leadership. S/he is a key member of the team that develops strategies and implements the activities of the School's donor volunteer groups, including the Leadership Council Executive Committee, the Board of Dean's Advisors, and department-based volunteer groups who come together in support of the School's mission.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist in the development and execution of strategies to strengthen and advance the School's volunteer committee structure, in close partnership with the Director of Volunteer Leadership and other OER senior managers - Partner with OER senior management, the Director of Volunteer Leadership, and frontline fundraising staff to develop and manage volunteer engagement strategies, communications, and activities for the departmental committees - Collaborate with gift officers to ensure that overall volunteer engagement is well-integrated and provides the most effective processes for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals - Assist in the development of activities, ideas, and materials for departmental committee meetings and conference calls that result in increased levels of member engagement - Help to build a culture of philanthropy among committee members and support a newly-emerging peer solicitation effort with the School's volunteers, in close collaboration with assigned prospect managers - Prepare volunteer assignment briefings and track solicitation activity - Manage new member recruitment, onboarding, and retirement, and develop additional infrastructure and succession planning for departmental committees - Ensure ongoing communication with departmental volunteer committee members throughout the year, including drafting and preparing newsletters, personalized stewardship, cultivation-related correspondence - Facilitate new member invitations from Harvard Chan leadership - Coordinate with fundraisers on calendar year-end and fiscal year-end personal solicitations - Work closely with the OER Events team to assist in planning, executing, and supporting volunteer-related engagement activities (i.e. - Alumni Weekend, regional engagement events, etc.) - Prepare, plan, and staff committee meetings and conference calls, working with OER's senior administrator, faculty presenters, and guest speakers - Other related duties as assigned
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Bachelor's Degree required - 5+ years of related experience required
- Professional experience working with volunteers, as well as in a fundraising environment, strongly preferred - Professional experience in donor management software preferred - Excellent skills in Windows-based computer systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferred - Experience collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, particularly in a volunteer, development, and/or higher education setting, preferred
Excellent organizational skills; experience managing multiple assignments successfully in a fast-paced, complex organization; excellent written communication and presentation skills; strong planning, organizational, analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, a sense of humor; experience using sound judgment and a high degree of discretion and professionalism preferred
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.
Internal Number: 44772BR
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