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Development Director-Strategic Initiatives

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  1. Working closely with the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs for the Yale School of Medicine, and as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director will develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy with short-term and long-term goals to support the strategic priorities. 2. The Director will design, develop, and implement strategic fundraising plans to meet such fundraising goals. 3. Develop broad engagement opportunities for the Dean and faculty leaders engaged in leading the strategic initiatives and create innovative strategies to build and foster relationships with clinical faculty 4. Build and maintain a significant portfolio of high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth prospects and donors. 5. Work regularly and cooperatively with colleagues from the Yale School of Medicine Development Office as well as the overall Development operation to implement the fundraising strategies and to ensure overall development priorities, plans, and initiatives are coordinated. 6. May perform other duties as necessary.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years' experience in development and/or alumni relations.

Background Check Requirements

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 for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

The Director for Strategic Initiatives will develop an effective fundraising program in alignment with the strategic priorities outlined by the Dean of the School of Medicine. S/He will build and advance relationships with donors including but not limited to alumni, non-alumni, and friends of the school and university and grateful patients and their families, with an ultimate goal to secure gifts in support strategic initiatives of individual departments as well as to advance the strategic goals of the Yale School of Medicine. A creative and energetic visionary undaunted by complexity, the Director will bring a high level of sophistication, development leadership, and professional expertise to the organization. The successful candidate will be a skilled relationship builder who will inspire trust and collaboration with senior leadership, faculty, and colleagues across the departments and the School.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Successful track record of experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in the healthcare environment. Experience working in college/university/academic medical center setting.

Posting Disclaimer

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , Development Director-Strategic Initiatives, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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