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: Demonstrated experience and proven track record with establishing and achieving strategic objectives, donor relationship management, volunteer management, and project management, particularly in a higher education setting. Experience utilizing a fundraising database. Experience supporting and working effectively with senior leadership.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Demonstrated experience and proven track record with establishing and achieving strategic objectives, donor relationship management, volunteer management, and project management, particularly in a higher education setting. Experience utilizing a fundraising database. Experience supporting and working effectively with senior leadership.
Required Skill/ability 5: High level of professionalism, judgment and integrity; willingness to work some irregular hours; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Posting Position Title: Assistant Director of Development Initiatives
Required Skill/ability 3: Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to demonstrate and promote a positive, "can do" attitude via helpfulness, teamwork and support for others.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Assoc Director/Engagement & Campaign Initiatives
Required Skill/ability 1: Highly capable independent worker and team player. Proven ability to initiate and complete projects independently, proactively and creatively; willingness to be accountable for own actions; highly motivated and energetic. Team player able to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality of results.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; proficient in data analysis.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in communicating appropriately with multiple constituencies. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with external constituents. Demonstrated organizational and research capabilities with strong attention to detail.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
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.