1. Responsible for planning, managing, and executing all aspects of development effort. 2. Works closely with senior management to develop both short- and long-term fundraising goals and strategies, including a strategic plan for building a post-campaign pipeline in anticipation of the next campaign. 3. Works with staff to develop and implement plans to carry out the organization's goals and strategies, including establishing specific activity goals for all phases of the donor/prospect life-cycle (cultivation, solicitation, closure and stewardship). 4. Directs and grows a team of development professionals responsible for generating an increased volume of successful development activities and establishing a culture that encourages ever-improving levels of performance and responsiveness to donors. 5. Develops strong ties with the faculty in order to understand and support the organization's programs and mission. 6. Manages engagement of faculty, administrators, and University officials in fundraising efforts. 7. Manages and staffs the senior management development activities and calendar to ensure maximum deployment. 8. Personally maintains a significant portfolio of leadership and principal gift prospects. 9. Participates in the development of strategy and content for all development publications and events. 10. If requested, develops and maintains relationships with members of the School Fund Board, if in existence. 11. Works regularly and cooperatively with other development offices to ensure overall development priorities, plans, and initiatives are coordinated. 12. Serves as the liaison with other development offices to provide information on organization needs and to develop strategies for prospects that are staffed centrally. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree, especially a J.D., preferred. At least eight to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience in development and alumni relations. Higher education experience or major philanthropic experience preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree, especially a J.D., preferred. At least eight to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience in development and alumni relations. Higher education experience or major philanthropic experience preferred.
Posting Position Title: Development Director
Required Skill/ability 3: High level of initiative, political acumen, vision and execution required. Ability to articulate the vision, values and programs to prospects, donors, alumni, volunteers and staff in an engaging, motivating and inspiring manner. Proven track record of soliciting and closing leadership gifts.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Dean of Advancement
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to represent Yale Law School well, both within and outside of the University. Significant major and principal gift fundraising involvement. Outstanding communication, interpersonal and administrative skills. Team player. Proven ability to develop strong relationships with diverse constituencies.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to recruit, retain, motivate and mentor a skilled team. Ability to engage and maintain relationships with alumni, assess needs and implement successful programming and outreach, and develop strategies to closely intersect and grow alumni as donors.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to deal with ambiguity, personally flexible and open and receptive to new ideas. Demonstrated leadership and management skills. Excellent organizational and strategic planning skills. Demonstrated experience in development leadership.
Bachelor's Degree and ten years of related work experience in an academic institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 64390BR
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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.