Associate Director of Major Gifts Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


Harvard Law School’s Major Gifts team is responsible for raising significant restricted and unrestricted support for the School.  The Major Gifts team strives to cultivate relationships, which lead to philanthropic support for all of the School’s priorities.

The faculty of HLS produces cutting-edge work in a wide range of fields and disciplines. From civil rights law to cyberlaw, human rights law to law and economics, these “idea laboratories” host lectures, symposia, and conferences that enhance intellectual discourse and debate on campus and beyond. The School’s programs provide students with valuable research opportunities and the chance to work directly with faculty members on projects at the cores of their scholarly agendas.

Among the Law School’s restricted key priorities are: clinical programs, public service initiatives, financial aid, faculty teaching and research support. The Associate Director will have access to an unequalled intellectual community, as well as be on the front lines raising resources that make possible the pathbreaking scholarship by faculty members, whose work influences the regulation of corporate governance and consumer protection; the design of domestic and international finance systems; the drafting of emerging constitutions; as well as scholarly debates about the law, economics, history, psychology, literary theory, philosophy, and more.

The ideal candidate will possess a sophisticated understanding of the business of development, and will demonstrate strong relationship building skills. S/he will have a proven history of successful major gift solicitations, closing 6+ figure gifts as both the lead and as part of a team. To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, Lois L. Searches,