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Annual Giving Officer

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  1. Organizes, plans, and oversees fundraising efforts for the University. 2. Recruits, trains, and organizes a network of alumni volunteers. 3. Develops, fosters, and maintains positive alumni relations. 4. Contributes in writing and producing alumni reports, newsletters, and other materials to inform alumni network, 5. Develops and implements financial solicitation programs; oversees a budget and gift crediting functions. 6. Initiates and advises the best course of action for financial solicitation programs, such as conducting a written campaign or organizing a phonathon. 7. Advises on the timely communication, organization of campaigns and crediting of gifts. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree. Three years of related experience in a fund-raising capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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:

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer assists with the planning, execution and evaluation of annual fundraising campaigns, with primary responsibility for managing successful fundraising efforts with alumni in reunion classes. Serves as the project leader for reunion class campaigns, works collaboratively with YLS field officers to recruit reunion gift committee volunteers and to generate leadership unrestricted gifts from the top prospects in each reunion class.. Recruits, trains and provides proactive support to reunion gift committee volunteers to ensure their success in peer-to-peer solicitation efforts. Works closely with lead volunteers to draft solicitations and create engagement strategies for their class. Solicits and closes unrestricted gifts from an assigned pool of reunion year prospects. May perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Fundraising experience at a law school or in higher education. Track record of successfully soliciting and closing charitable gifts. Experience with fundraising data collection and analysis. Drafting and disseminating solicitation materials experience. Proven facility with complex databases (i.e. Blackbaud products and Salesforce), spreadsheets and statistics. Proven ability with Access preferred.

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 , Annual Giving Officer, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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