Job Details

Yale University
  • Position Number: 4116937
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Assistant Director, Yale College Alumni Fund

University Job Title: Development Officer - Annual Giving
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: development
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Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Development
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
The Yale Alumni Fund is seeking an Assistant Director to elevate fundraising and volunteer management efforts. In the fall of 2021, the university entered the public phase of For Humanity, the Yale Campaign, a university-wide fundraising initiative that aims to address the most critical challenges facing our world. As Assistant Director, you will work as a frontline fundraiser in the Yale College annual giving team and partner with a substantial group of dedicated volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni to drive engagement and expand broad-based donor support in strategic ways to provide a sustainable source of revenue in support of Yale's mission. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in project management while overseeing multiple priorities and be familiar with relational databases.

The Yale Alumni Fund raises unrestricted funds to support the university's core needs, from financial aid and enriching student life, to teaching and research.

Essential Duties:
1. Develops revenue and donor goals; develops and implements effective fundraising programs for each assigned class or constituency, including external personal visits, personalized written campaigns, phonathons, social media, direct mail, and email. 2. Recruits, trains, and manages a substantial group of alumni volunteers; creates communications to large number of volunteers; supervises mass mailings to volunteers; informs volunteers of updated information and deadlines; evaluates individual donor and volunteer needs and provides other personal support. Has the authority to represent the University to alumni donors and volunteers. 3. Advises, educates, and solicits potential alumni donors through external face-to-face meetings, phone contacts, and written communications. 4. Monitors, on a weekly basis, annual giving solicitation strategies as well as participation and dollar goals for all supported classes. Identifies opportunities/needs to adjust strategies in order to reach fund raising goals. Implements new and modified strategies as needed. 5. Continually reviews alumni donor profiles to identify potential top annual donors and determines individual solicitation strategies. 6. Develops, fosters and maintains positive alumni relations to keep alumni engaged and disposed to give back to the University. 7. Coordinates special annual programs with a targeted focus. 8. Plans and attends meetings and events on and off campus. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of direct fundraising, marketing, communications or volunteer management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, including attention to detail. Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks and attend to follow-through.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Professionalism, maturity, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently as well as be an effective part of a team.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with alumni; customer-service orientation.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite tools and the willingness to learn new online tools and database programs as needed.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Familiarity with fundraising/relational/marketing databases.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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