Harvard University Graduate School of Design is seeking an experienced, energetic, and forward-thinking fundraising leader to develop and guide an ambitious fundraising and alumni relations program. This is the ideal opportunity for a skilled program, volunteer, and operations leader who can juggle competing philanthropic priorities with a critical eye and a calm head. Reporting to the Dean and working in close liaison with the University Development Office, the Associate Dean serves as the School’s principal strategist for all aspects of external relations and leads a team of 20+ staff.
Equal parts donor relations expert, special fundraising savant, and relationship-building guru, the Associate Dean will be instrumental in helping the GSD increase its philanthropic potential through complex programs and a sophisticated approach to prospects and volunteer management. Candidates who can demonstrate an organized yet adaptable style, a passion for design, an articulate, diplomatic demeanor, and a perfected blend of big-picture thinking and devil-in-the-details focus will thrive in this role. The ability to work with visionary leadership and a committed staff within the GSD, as well as with different parts of the larger Harvard community, is essential in this role. Keep reading at Lindauer Global for more information, or to apply.