Law School - Alumni Engagement & Development
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Administration & Operations
Compensation Grade Profile
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
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Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Deputy
Director will plan, execute and evaluate a comprehensive, strategic
annual giving program for Yale Law School. The Deputy Director must
be innovative, a sound development strategist, and will be
responsible for leading a dynamic program that includes leadership
annual giving, reunion giving, young alumni giving and law firm
fundraising strategies. Will create and synthesize extensive
quantitative information on donor behavior and return on program
investment. Responsible for developing annual operating plans with
challenging, but achievable goals and objectives. Responsible for
recruiting, strategically mobilizing and coaching an extraordinary
volunteer corps. Building relationships with key volunteers is
expected to be done in a highly personalized manner, frequently
through travel and face-to-face meetings. Supervise staff members
and serve as a key member of the law school development team. The
Deputy Director is expected to provide insight and perspective on
key development issues in all areas.
Directs the efforts of the Development office and its staff to
create and promote opportunities for communicating the needs and
priorities of assigned departments, schools, and divisions to
Directs development activities including cultivation and
solicitation events, proposal preparation, donor visits with staff
and faculty stewardship events, special exhibits and events, etc.
that promote and recognize donors.
Directs and monitors development of prospect donor lists in
collaboration with the research department, develops policies and
procedures related to identification of needs and priorities of
specific schools or department, creates opportunities for
donors to support the needs of the various schools and
Oversees and ensures schools are well-served in one or more of
the following: prospect research, donor stewardship, development
for major gifts, annual fund programs, and alumni relations
Directs, leads, coaches, and motivates development officers
throughout the University to educate fundraisers and ensure that
potential donors understand the opportunities provided in special
events, stewardship programs, alumni programs, fellows programs,
parent giving and student fundraising programs, work with student
volunteers, administrators, faculty and staff to build awareness of
Directs development office staff in planning special events
working with student volunteers in planning type of event, timing,
venue, invitation and/or promotion, activities or purpose, and
anticipated results in order to maximize staff, faculty,
administrator and donor experience.
Supervises a staff of non-exempt employees; performs other
duties as assigned.
1. Directs one or more functional areas within an administrative
department of the University and ensure compliance with University
policies and procedures. 2. Directs analytic and research support
for educational policies and planning and develops and approves
administrative policies affecting assigned functional areas of the
University. 3. Directs and establishes parameters for major
projects for the department and University. 4. Interprets federal
policies and regulations and educates staff and administration
about regulations, restrictions, and the legal responsibilities of
the University. 5. Directs and implements policy and program
modifications and develops standards to ensure compliance with
federal, state and local regulations. 6. Develops and administers
an operating budget for the assigned department consistent with
University policies and procedures. 7. Develops cost savings
objectives and goals; authorizes major purchases and negotiates
contracts that range from routine to complex in nature. 8.
Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals for the
functional area consistent with University goals and objectives. 9.
Directs the development of related automated systems to support the
function; determines office policies and procedures for use of
automated systems. 10. Directs the evaluation and selection of
vendors and negotiates contract details including work steps and
pricing with the vendors on behalf of the assigned functional area.
11. Works with internal and external contacts to solve problems
that range from routine to complex in nature. 12. Represents the
University in discussions and negotiations with various
governmental agencies. 13. Directs a staff of exempt and nonexempt
employees. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Five years of experience or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated familiarity with all aspects of annual giving
programming, including segmented solicitation strategies, dynamics
of donor behavior, goal setting and volunteer management.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to track record of progressive achievement in
fundraising or related metric-driven environment.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing, proofreading, editing skills and attention to
detail. Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability to work with a positive attitude as an
effective and collaborative team member. Willing to travel.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
All 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.
Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and
The 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.
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