1. Leads key projects that advance university fundraising goals and overall department priorities. Sets and ensures quality standards for each project.2. Communicates project vision, strategic direction and expectations to team members and stakeholders.3. Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. Manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans.4. Develops best practices for project execution and management.5. Serves as critical resource to other administrative units.6. Maintains a high level of knowledge of priorities relating to special/critical initiatives, and serves as a content resource to development colleagues and other fundraising units. Promotes opportunities for communicating fundraising needs to those who work with potential donors. May interact with donors and prospects, as appropriate.7. Outlines, drafts and edits a wide-range of written materials on behalf of development leadership and senior staff.8. Serves as an advisor and, where appropriate, staff support, to campaign related initiatives. Provides strategic advice on project campaign planning and implementation.9. May provide strategic and operational guidance to school/unit development operations.10. Manages staff, as appropriate.11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Fundraising experience in higher education.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Fundraising experience in higher education.
Required Skill/ability 5: High level of professionalism, judgment and integrity. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Posting Position Title: Assistant Director of Development Initiatives
Required Skill/ability 3: Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, etc.).
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Asst Dir of Development Initiatives, Development
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete projects independently, proactively, creatively, intuitively and on-time. Proven team player with skills to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines from senior leadership in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality of work product.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Skills with database software and reporting tools. Ability in learning new technologies.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong written/oral communications skills and proficiency in communicating appropriately with multiple constituencies. Demonstrated organizational and research capabilities, and strong attention to detail.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 64912BR
About Yale University
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.