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Student Coordinator, FAS Donor Relations & Communications

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Serves as central liaison between the Alumni Affairs and Development Office and the undergraduate student population. With Associate Director, meets with AA&D staff members to determine possible student involvement. Tracks requests and assesses effectiveness. Uses a variety of Harvard contacts and databases to identify and research undergraduate students and student activities. Contacts students for participation in various events and publications. Schedules and conducts student interviews. Recruits, briefs and prepares students for events. Coordinates donor-student beneficiary meetings. Organizes and operates student thank-you letter writing events. With Associate Director, may establish and manage student ambassador program. Provides superior service, responding to inquiries from donors, students, and colleagues throughout FAS. Maintains highest level of confidentiality and discretion dealing with student information. Performs other duties and activities on behalf of the FAS Stewardship department as required. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other appropriate and legitimate duties that may be required. Basic Qualifications BA/BS strongly preferred. Three or more years of related experience in a related environment.

Additional Qualifications Must be a professional and discreet person. Must be able to work with highly confidential information with a high level of discretion. Familiarity with fundraising and donor relations a plus. Must have an even disposition with a poised confidence and have the ability to deal effectively and politely with people from different experience levels in all types of situations. Must have a helpful, positive, can-do attitude and be able to adapt to frequently changing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects. Must have proven capability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment. Must have superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities. Must work independently on multiple tasks and deal effectively with conflicting priorities while maintaining excellent attention to detail. Ability to work without close supervision, to organize tasks and to find solutions to new problems with skill and tact while working within the parameters of departmental needs. Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel), FileMaker Pro; working knowledge of local databases. Familiarity with Harvard University, specifically Harvard College, a plus.

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