Yale University seeks a Reunion Giving Officer to join the universitys distinguished division of Alumni Affairs and Development. Reporting to the Director of Reunion Giving and, as a member of the Reunion Giving team, the Reunion Giving Officer solicits Yale College alumni for gifts of varying sizes during their quinquennial reunions and manages alumni volunteers for several assigned reunion classes. Operating in a comprehensive, university-wide campaign environment, the Reunion Giving Officer achieves annual fundraising goals tied to specific reunion classes and helps to ensure the overall success of their assigned classes in a multitude of important ways. This position is an ideal opportunity for a high-performing, strategic, and collaborative development professional to come in on the ground floor of Yales next capital campaign to work with some of the universitys highest-level donors, volunteers, and university citizens.
1. Organizes and coordinates fundraising efforts. 2. Develops strategic fundraising programs, sets participation and dollar goals, and manages processes of screening and rating alumni. 3. Provides ongoing support for chairs and committee members. 4. Identifies, recruits, trains, briefs and motivates committee members. 5. Staffs and attends committee meetings. 6. Facilitates ongoing communications between class-based volunteers involved in capital fundraising and development officers. 7. Personally participates in fundraising conversations. 8. Initiates and oversees all class-wide gift mailings. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to directly manage volunteers, and/or provide guidance and support to volunteers. Ability to develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers and train volunteers on solicitation techniques and university messaging.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
?Ability to personally and consistently close philanthropic gifts from donors. Ability to utilize industry standard fundraising best practices and values a donor-centric approach. Demonstrated ability collaborating with colleagues to determine donor philanthropic interests. Ability to promote various giving vehicles which may include planned giving.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and technological skills. Ability to initiate and maintain direct communication with alumni. Professionalism, maturity, collaborative approach to work, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to be a flexible as a team member, ability and willingness to work some irregular hours.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks while attending to details and follow-through. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Ability to show initiative, and work independently with integrity while demonstrating a results-oriented work ethic.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with volunteers and colleagues about fundraising priorities, giving procedures, and university business.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in a Reunion fundraising program in higher education or another nonprofit organization. Familiarity with Planned Giving tools and techniques. Experience and comfort navigating a fundraising database.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
A valid drivers license is required.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
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.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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