Recognized among the premier research universities in the United States, Tufts University enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. It is dedicated to providing transformational experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment, where creative scholars generate ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges, and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.
Located on Tufts University’s Campus in Medford, Massachusetts, The Fletcher School remains true to its 85-year-old mission, offering a broad professional education in international relations for students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging, and increasingly global society. Students develop a worldwide perspective that empowers them to become responsible and effective experts in international affairs. Diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of The Fletcher School. It actively seeks out differing perceptions, cultures, and experiences critical to understanding the issues encompassing today’s world. The School is renowned for its valuable library and distinguished faculty, including Dean Rachel Kyte, who was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth for her key efforts combating climate change and her service in the field of sustainable energy in the UK’s 2020 New Year Honours list.
Reporting to the Executive Director, University Advancement, the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations, will collaborate closely with the Dean, senior staff, faculty, and University Advancement (UA) staff to design and implement a comprehensive strategy and action plan to expand and diversify philanthropic support and constituent involvement with the School. A significant portion of the Senior Director’s efforts will be focused on the cultivation and closure of major gifts, often working in concert with the Dean. In addition, the Senior Director will be responsible for building and managing a high-performing team of professionals as well as coordinating efforts with other UA colleagues to ensure fundraising is aligned with the priorities set by the Dean.