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Director, Parent Gifts

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Development - Principal Gifts, Parent Gifts, and International Development78764BRUniversity Job TitleDevelopment Director, Parent GiftsBargaining UnitNone - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)Time TypeFull timeDuration TypeRegularCompensation GradedevelopmentCompensation Grade ProfileDevelopment Director, Parent Gifts (Ungraded)Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)Searchable Job FamilyDevelopmentTotal # of hours to be worked:37.5Position Focus:The Director, Parent Gifts has responsibility for leading the university's thriving parent giving program to unprecedented levels of success in the context of the $7 billion for Humanity campaign and beyond. Reporting to the associate vice president, the director is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction and growth of the parent gifts program, which seeks to increase and enhance engagement with and raise funds from high-capacity non-alumni parents whose children are current or former Yale College students. The director leads the parent gifts team to develop and implement strategies to raise money for the university's highest priorities, including establishing and monitoring specific activity goals for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding non-alumni parent prospects; and overseeing volunteer engagement and event planning. The director personally manages a portfolio of non-alumni parents who are capable of making major gifts to the university; conducts national prospect cultivation and stewardship and builds relationships with university administrators and faculty leading to successful gift solicitations; and manages meetings and activities of the Parents Leadership Council and cultivation events for parents. The Director, Parent Gifts leads and manages the parent gifts team, providing guidance and direction and ensuring team effectiveness.Dept/Section URL Responsible for planning, managing, and executing all aspects of a comprehensive strategy for raising gifts from non-alumni parents of current and former Yale College students including identifying, cultivating and soliciting non-alumni Yale parents who are capable of making major gifts to the university. Create and present proposals for gifts to the university's highest priority needs and personally maintain a significant portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. As required, travel extensively within the United States to meet with donors in their home regions. 2. Work closely with parent volunteers and volunteer chairs to develop meaningful on-campus, virtual and regional experiences that effectively engage the group's members and help to activate them as major donors and university advocates. 3. Formulate engagement strategies for all high-capacity parent prospects and plan special events in conjunction with university events such as family weekend. 4. Lead the parent gifts team, providing guidance and support to help ensure success of the parent gifts program. 5. Gain fluency in the priorities and excellence of the schools, units and areas of Yale University and articulate giving opportunities to prospective donors. 6. Build productive relationships across the university with administrators, faculty and unit development directors. Work regularly and cooperatively with campus partners and fundraising colleagues to develop and coordinate strategies, cultivate donors, and raise gifts. 7. Write, edit and approve a range of proposals and correspondence. 8. Facilitate and staff meetings with university leaders and prospective donors. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and ExperienceBachelor's Degree and eight years of related work experience in an academic institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Required Skill/Ability 1:Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills including business writing. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.Required Skill/Ability 2:Excellent leadership, strategic planning, negotiating, supervisory, and consensus-building skills. Ability to build productive relationships with colleagues and volunteers. Credibility to win the trust and respect of prospective donors, development colleagues and university administrators.Required Skill/Ability 3:Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Maturity to work with close supervision in some situations and with minimal supervision in other situations. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet multiple, competing responsibilities and deadlines.Required Skill/Ability 4:Successful management style characterized by a commitment to collaboration, creativity, motivation and professional growth.Required Skill/Ability 5:Superior interpersonal skills. Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Progressively responsible professional experience with a minimum of two years of supervisory/managerial experience. Knowledge of recruiting and managing volunteer/advisory boards. Demonstrated competence in raising major capital gifts, preferably in higher education. Fundraising experience during a capital campaign.OccasionalOccasionalDrug ScreenNoHealth ScreeningNoAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.Additional Background or Health Screening RequirementsSelected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver's license.Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. EEO Statement:University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.Inquiries concerning Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).
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100 Wall Street, New Haven CT 06511
203-432-0849 Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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