1. Organizes and coordinates fundraising efforts. 2. Develops strategic fundraising programs, sets participation and dollar goals, and manages processes of screening and rating alumni. 3. Provides ongoing support for chairs and committee members. 4. Identifies, recruits, trains, briefs and motivates committee members. 5. Staffs and attends committee meetings. 6. Facilitates ongoing communications between class-based volunteers involved in capital fundraising and development officers. 7. Personally participates in fundraising conversations. 8. Initiates and oversees all class-wide gift mailings. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience in a reunion fundraising program in higher education or another nonprofit organization. Familiarity with Planned Giving tools and techniques. Experience and comfort navigating a fundraising database. Valid driver's license.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in a reunion fundraising program in higher education or another nonprofit organization. Familiarity with Planned Giving tools and techniques. Experience and comfort navigating a fundraising database. Valid driver's license.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with alumni volunteers and colleagues about fundraising priorities, giving procedures, and university business. Ability to initiate and maintain direct communication with alumni.
Posting Position Title: Development Officer, Reunion Gift
Required Skill/ability 3: Professionalism, maturity, collaborative approach to work, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Flexible team member and willingness to work some irregular hours. Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Reunion Giving Officer, Development
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to directly manage volunteers, and/or provide guidance and support to volunteers. Ability to develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers and train volunteers on solicitation techniques and university messaging.
Required Skill/ability 4: Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and technological skills. Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks while attending to details and follow-through. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Ability to show initiative and work independently with integrity while demonstrating a results-oriented work ethic.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to personally and consistently close philanthropic gifts from donors. Ability to utilize industry standard fundraising best practices and values a donor-centric approach. Demonstrated ability collaborating with colleagues to determine donor philanthropic interests. Ability to promote various giving vehicles which may include planned giving.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 66405BR
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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.