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Associate Director of Major Gifts, Family Philanthropy

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Northeastern University seeks a thoughtful, strategic, and entrepreneurial development professional to serve as an Associate Director of Major Gifts, Family Philanthropy Program (ADMG). Assuming a frontline fundraising role and advancing meaningful relationships with current parents, grandparents, and parents of alumni, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will help increase the University’s fundraising capacity by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding family prospects with the capacity to make a major gift.



• Manage a portfolio of 125+ family prospects and donors with a focus on elevating gifts to $100k+ over the course of the family giving cycle.

• Make discovery and qualification calls, establish cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

• Work with Executive Director and Development Research to identify and assign new parent prospects.

• Recommend and implement new initiatives that will provide meaningful and substantive engagement opportunities for family prospects.





Please submit your resume and cover letter to Maeve Clifford, Managing Partner, and Caitlin Graham, Search Consultant, at Pearl Street Collective, a national women-owned search firm committed to serving as allies and uplifting all voices, are leading the search.


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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