Harvard University, established in 1636, holds the distinction of being the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is also considered one of the premier universities in the world, with 12 degree-granting schools and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. There are more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S. and over 190 other countries. Among its faculty and alumni are 47 Nobel laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners. The school’s historic campus is also home to the largest academic library in the world.
Harvard University is looking for a Senior Director, University Development Office West Coast Principal Gifts who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and excellent relationship-building skills. The Senior Director will focus on the university’s West Coast engagement efforts, with particular emphasis on California and Washington State, identifying prospects and donors who are able to make principal gifts ($25 million+). Based in Cambridge, this key strategic leader will collaborate with all of the schools at Harvard and will report to the Senior Executive Director, Principal Gifts. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 12 years of experience and a knowledge of philanthropy on the West Coast.