1. Identifies, cultivates and solicits Yale parents who are capable of making major gifts to the University; create and present proposals for consideration according to donor's interest and financial situation. 2. Initiates and maintains contact with prospective donors. 3. Acts as liaison among the Office of Development, University Officers, various University departments and donors. 4. Solicits major gifts from donors directly and working with volunteers, administrators and other department colleagues. Develops, writes and presents proposals appropriate to donor's interest and financial situation. 5. Develops financial solicitation programs and meet activity and revenue goals. Promotes positive donor relations. Raises major gifts to fund University programs and enhance development efforts of Schools and Units, with an emphasis on key University funding priorities. 6. Devises and recommends cultivation and solicitation strategies. Determines and executes events and programs in support of development activities. Recognizes disinterested donors and devise strategies to redirect their interests. 7. Interacts with external contacts such as volunteers, alumni, friends and other prospective donors to cultivate and solicit gifts. Proactively engages development volunteers in a variety of roles, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and events. 8. Interacts with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, faculty, officers and other development staff to consult on University needs, formulate proposal strategies and identify potential donors. 9. Evaluates various gift opportunities and giving vehicles; recommends the most suitable for a particular donor. Assesses success of development events and programs and recommend changes. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience fundraising in the arts and nonprofit sector, especially higher education. Familiarity with dance, theater, music, visual arts, and digital media. Familiarity with event planning, organizing/staffing site visits. Experience in cold calling, negotiating, and closing gifts. Proficient in Word, Excel and related systems to produce reports and analysis.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience fundraising in the arts and nonprofit sector, especially higher education. Familiarity with dance, theater, music, visual arts, and digital media. Familiarity with event planning, organizing/staffing site visits. Experience in cold calling, negotiating, and closing gifts. Proficient in Word, Excel and related systems to produce reports and analysis.
Required Skill/ability 5: The interest and ability to be an active presence at the Center to look for opportunities to engage new donors on content. Willingness to attend nights and weekend activities to achieve engagement and fundraising objectives. Willingness and ability to travel when safe to do so.
Posting Position Title: Development Officer, Leadership Giving
Required Skill/ability 3: Proactive, productive team contributor with a positive attitude and sense of humor. Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments and take personal responsibility for outcomes. Persistent, results oriented and driven to succeed personally, and is inspired by challenging team goals and the belief that art inspires hope.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Development Officer, Schwarzman Center
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent written and oral communication skills with special emphasis on advanced writing ability. Experience synthesizing and prioritizing information from a wide array of sources while maintaining an attention to detail and effectively managing overall workflow.
Required Skill/ability 4: The ability to work independently, manage multiple projects effectively and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in a complex team-oriented, environment. Sensitivity to and ability to maintain confidentiality of information and materials.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrates initiative, drive, and resiliency to secure meetings with prospective donors. Creative, innovative, flexible, with excellent organizational and analytical skills. Demonstrates emotional intelligence as well as intellectual and social curiosity.
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of four years of experience in fundraising or a related field, preferably in higher education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 64518BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.