Assistant Director of Development - Yale University
Company: Association of Academic Museums & Galleries.
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Assistant Director of Development - Yale University 60680BR Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth
in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and
New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with
cultural resources that include three major museums, a
critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert
hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and
Music. General Purpose:
- Develop strategies of qualification, cultivation, and
solicitation for a portfolio of individual prospects and donors
capable of making annual and capital gifts to the Peabody Museum.
Create annual fund communications and manage an annual giving
strategy for the Museum. Perform full range of activities required
to prepare, submit, and manage private (non-federal) grant
proposals. Perform prospect research.
- Implement solicitation strategies by recommending gift
opportunities, ask amounts, and giving vehicles to prospective
donors. Meet activity and revenue goals by managing solicitation
mailings and planning and maintaining a schedule of travel.
- Collaborate with principal, major, parent, international,
reunion and planned giving officers in the central Office of
Development, serving as a knowledgeable resource in support of
potential prospect/donor development.
- Develop opportunities for top prospect engagement with the
Museum Director and other museum leaders, scheduling meetings,
writing briefings, letters, and other correspondence.
- Manage the activities of and correspondence with the Museum's
advisory board. Assist with planning the advisory board meetings
and develop programs and events on an ongoing basis for members.
Plan and execute other development programs, events, and group
cultivation approaches as appropriate.
- Craft all communications for use in fundraising and alumni
engagement activities, including correspondence, proposals,
brochures, briefings, gift acknowledgements, stewardship reports,
donor recognition, and indentures. Manage the presence of museum
giving opportunities on the website, updating descriptions and
information as necessary.
- Write all stewardship correspondence and other donor
communications. Manage the stewardship of gifts, including the
acknowledgement of gifts in writing and through personal contact.
Work with the Museum's Business Office to ensure that new and
existing funds are spent appropriately and ensure that all
stewardship obligations are fulfilled.
- Works with other Development units (e.g., Planned Giving,
Corporate & Foundations, etc.) to identify, engage and steward
prospects appropriate for the Museum.
- May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and
Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in
development/fundraising, or other relationship-building areas in
complex organizations; or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. Qualifications:
- Entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, with a keen
appreciation for the specific challenges of working with prospects
who may lack a direct affiliation and/or involvement with the
Museum or Yale University. Knowledge of and proficiency in annual
fundraising strategies and techniques.
- Ability to work regularly and effectively with the Museum
Director, Director of Development, other senior members of the
Museum, and the university's academic and administrative
leadership. Affinity for the Museum and New Haven and a desire to
spread the same feeling to others.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to donors,
volunteers, and colleagues as well as University leadership and
students. Professionalism, maturity, good judgment, and ability to
foster and work well in a team environment. High level of integrity
and ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects
with excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of and proficiency in
Microsoft Office and ability to learn University databases.
- The ability and willingness to travel periodically and work
occasional evenings and weekends.
- Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in a museum or
cultural environment. Appreciation of natural history and science.
Knowledge of corporate and foundation fundraising. Application: For
more information and immediate consideration, please apply online
at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-60680BR . Please be sure to reference
this website when applying for this position. We invite you to
discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a
career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces,
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful
accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the
best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal
paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety
of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much
more. Yale University considers applicants for employment without
regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's
sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran,
or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the
basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. The
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is the leading
educational and professional organization for academic museums,
galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique
opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG
establishes and supports best practices, educational activities and
professional development that enable its member organizations to
fulfill their educational missions.
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