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The Yale University Office of Development leads the university’s fundraising efforts. Yale benefits from an outstanding tradition of alumni giving, as well as significant and growing support from parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.

The Office of Development offers a dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, and rewards of a career at Yale University.

Development Officer, Leadership Giving

Yale University seeks a driven and successful fundraiser to join the division of Alumni Affairs and Development. As a member of the Office of Development Leadership Giving team, the leadership giving officer solicits prospective donors to Yale University for gifts of $10,000 to $250,000 and plays a central role collaborating with colleagues in Major Gifts, the Alumni Fund, Reunion Giving, and Planned Giving to ensure prospects are solicited comprehensively. 

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Program Coordinator, Science Strategy

Reporting to the director of development for science strategy in the Office of Development, the program coordinator (PC) provides critical fundraising support to the director and assistant director and works on projects related to donors and initiatives across the university, with a focus on science fundraising.

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Associate Director of Development, Law School

Reporting to the director of development, the associate director of development will manage their own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, and devise—in close collaboration with the associate dean and other school and university colleagues—strategic fundraising plans to secure gifts for high priority fundraising initiatives.

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Assistant Director, Yale College Annual Giving

The Yale Alumni Fund is seeking an assistant director to elevate fundraising and volunteer management efforts. In the fall of 2021, the university entered the public phase of For Humanity, the Yale Campaign, a university-wide fundraising initiative that aims to address the most critical challenges facing our world. As assistant director, you will work as a frontline fundraiser in the Yale College annual giving team and partner with a substantial group of dedicated volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni to drive engagement and expand broad-based donor support in strategic ways to provide a sustainable source of revenue in support of Yale’s mission.

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Associate Director of Prospect Management & Research, Law School

The Yale Law School Office of Alumni Engagement and Development and its Prospect Management & Research (PMR) team seeks a professional with a breadth of experience in both research and the effective and efficient management of prospects to drive philanthropic revenue.

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Events Manager, YSM Development

Plans and executes successful top-quality donor and prospect cultivation and recognition events that enhance the relationship between Yale School of Medicine and its prominent alumni, donors, and friends around the world.

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Deputy Director of Development, YSM Development

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development at the Yale School of Medicine, the Deputy Director of Development directs fundraising for assigned institutional priorities, creating prospect engagement strategies that build the donor pipeline and advance major individual and planned gifts.

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Associate Analyst, Business Intelligence

Reporting to the associate director, business intelligence, support the business intelligence efforts of Alumni Affairs and Development, using data visualization tools to develop reporting and analysis of fundraising results and alumni activities.

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Development Program Coordinator, Principal Gifts

Reporting to the program manager, the program coordinator provides advanced support and analysis for the associate vice president for development and the team of Principal Gifts officers in all aspects of their work. Principal Gifts is responsible for substantial and transformative donations made to the university.

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YSM Development Program Coordinator

Reporting to the program manager and the director of development at the Yale School of Medicine, the program coordinator (PC) provides a wide range of complex administrative support to the director. The PC drafts correspondence, briefings, stewardship reports and proposals; conducts research projects; maintains detailed prospect database records; coordinates the grateful patient program; and plans special events for a fundraising program serving Yale School of Medicine’s donors and friends.

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Development Officer, Parent Gifts

As a member of the Parent Gifts team, the development officer will raise meaningful philanthropic gifts from non-alumni parents in support of Yale’s highest priorities as part of the ambitious For Humanity campaign launched in 2021. With a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of leadership annual fund and major gifts, the development officer will report to the director of parent gifts and participate in implementing a dynamic program to engage generous families.

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Regional Director of Major Gifts – NYC Metro

Yale University seeks an experienced and successful fundraiser and manager to join the university’s division of Alumni Affairs and Development. Reporting to the director of major gifts, the regional director – New York Metro creates and leads a multi-pronged strategy the New York Metro region as part of the comprehensive For Humanity campaign. 

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Assistant Director, Yale College Annual Giving

The Yale Alumni Fund is seeking an assistant director for volunteer engagement to elevate fundraising and volunteer management efforts for Yale College, the Graduate School and the professional schools, during the public phase of For Humanity, the Yale Campaign, a university-wide fundraising initiative that aims to address the most critical challenges facing our world.

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Program Coordinator, Annual Giving Data & Reporting

Working with considerable independence and exercising discretion in establishing priorities, provide high-level administrative and fundraising support to the deputy director, graduate and professional schools annual giving and other senior members of the Alumni Fund team within the Office of Development.

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Advancement Systems Specialist

Reporting to the director of advancement systems, the advancement systems specialist is responsible for providing application support to aid fundraising and alumni relations activities across departments and schools/units. This position requires excellent customer service, problem solving, technical reasoning, and collaboration skills along with a high level of individual judgment.

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Assistant Director, Student Engagement 

The assistant director for student engagement is a member of the Yale College development team with close ties to the Alumni Fund, the Yale Alumni Association (YAA), and graduate and professional schools and is focused on strengthening philanthropic and volunteer engagement efforts with students.

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Reunion Giving Program Coordinator

Working with considerable independence and exercising discretion in establishing priorities, the development coordinator provides data management, research, administrative, and communications support for the director of Yale College reunion giving and other members of the Reunion Giving team.

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Development Coordinator, Law School

Collaborates with the director to develop and manage the annual fund marketing strategy and implementation plan for Yale Law School. Partners with colleagues to develop and implement multi-channel (direct mail, email, social) data-driven marketing reunion and non-reunion strategies to acquire new donors, and to increase donor participation, donor retention, donor upgrades, and overall unrestricted revenue to Yale Law School. 

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Director of Data Services & Analytics, Law School

The director of data services and analytics is a member of the Alumni Engagement and Development team, responsible for overseeing and providing in-depth data analytics, ad hoc revenue and constituent reporting, data downloads, complex query selections, and interactive revenue and constituent data visualizations, as well as providing the business expertise for reporting methods, revenue data, and coding structures in Yale University’s Blackbaud contact management system of record (Hopper).

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Senior Associate Director of Law School Fund

The associate director of the Yale Law School Fund is a member of the school’s Alumni Engagement and Development (AED) team, reporting to the director of Yale Law School fund. This individual is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgement of annual fund gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the Yale Law School. This individual has responsibility for meeting all specific revenue and activity goals established in collaboration with the director of the Yale Law School fund.

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Director of Law School Fund

The director of the Yale Law School (YLS) fund is a member of the school’s Alumni Engagement and Development (AED) team, reporting to the director of development. The director of the YLS fund is responsible for overseeing reunion and non-reunion solicitations of annual unrestricted gifts as well as developing and implementing strategies to sustain the current success and future growth of the $5+ million annual giving program.

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Advancement Systems Specialist

Reporting to the director of Advancement Systems, the advancement systems specialist is responsible for providing application support to aid fundraising and alumni relations activities across departments and schools/units. This position requires excellent customer service, problem solving, technical reasoning and collaboration skills along with a high level of individual judgment.

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Science Writer

Reporting to the assistant director of development initiatives within the Office of Development’s Corporate and Foundation Relations and Science and Engineering team, the science writer provides comprehensive writing and writing assistance for all stages of prospect management and cultivation. 

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Planned Giving Officer

Yale University seeks an experienced and successful fundraiser to join the Planned Giving team within the distinguished university division of Alumni Affairs and Development. As a member of the Planned Giving team, the officer is responsible primarily for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a robust portfolio of 100+ planned giving prospects of alumni and friends university-wide.

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Associate Analyst, Business Intelligence

Reporting to the associate director, business intelligence, support the business intelligence efforts of Alumni Affairs and Development, using data visualization tools to develop reporting and analysis of fundraising results and alumni activities.

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