Annual Giving Officer
Law School - Annual Giving
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.
1. Organizes, plans, and oversees fundraising efforts for the
2. Recruits, trains, and organizes a network of alumni
3. Develops, fosters, and maintains positive alumni
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
1. Self-starter with a strong work ethic, ability to set priorities
and discipline to meet deadlines; entrepreneurial, innovative,
collaborative, and results-oriented. Volunteer management or
project management experience.
2. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
Superior organizational skills with strong attention to detail and
strong analytical skills. Positive attitude and collaborative
3. Ability to grasp the nuances of annual giving programming,
including segmented solicitation strategies, impact on major gift
relationships, dynamics of donor behavior, goal setting and
4. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.
5. Ability to travel. Flexible, with the ability to respond to
changing situations. Outstanding level of personal integrity,
honesty and trust.
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
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.
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