School of Nursing - Development
University Job Title
Development Officer - Annual Giving
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Development Officer (Ungraded)
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400 C28 Admin West Campus Drive
Orange, CT 06477
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Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Development and Alumni
Affairs, the Program Manager is responsible for encouraging
financial engagement of alumnae/i and friends with YSN, especially
through the YSN Alumnae/i Association (YSNAA) and Yale School of
Nursing Annual Fund. The successful candidate must manage complex
institutional relationships and processes, as well as coordinate
the efforts of alumni volunteers, staff, faculty, and students.
This position is vital to YSN's development effort as it must
expand and deepen the donor pool by increasing the number of annual
donors, and increasing their level of annual giving. The incumbent
will be assessed on activity level related to the fund, including
dollars raised, alumni participation, and the number of leadership
annual fund gifts.
The incumbent will assist in the design and implement a compelling
alumni relations plan with a significant emphasis on giving,
healthy involvement, and volunteerism, and initiate and support
alumni involvement of all types.
In all work, supports YSN diversity and inclusion values and
A cover letter and resume are required with this application.
1. Develops revenue and donor goals; develops and implements
effective fundraising programs for each assigned class or
constituency, including external personal visits, personalized
written campaigns, phonathons, social media, direct mail, and
email. 2. Recruits, trains, and manages a substantial group of
alumni volunteers; creates communications to large number of
volunteers; supervises mass mailings to volunteers; informs
volunteers of updated information and deadlines; evaluates
individual donor and volunteer needs and provides other personal
support. Has the authority to represent the University to alumni
donors and volunteers. 3. Advises, educates, and solicits potential
alumni donors through external face-to-face meetings, phone
contacts, and written communications. 4. Monitors, on a weekly
basis, annual giving solicitation strategies as well as
participation and dollar goals for all supported classes.
Identifies opportunities/needs to adjust strategies in order to
reach fund raising goals. Implements new and modified strategies as
needed. 5. Continually reviews alumni donor profiles to identify
potential top annual donors and determines individual solicitation
strategies. 6. Develops, fosters and maintains positive alumni
relations to keep alumni engaged and disposed to give back to the
University. 7. Coordinates special annual programs with a targeted
focus. 8. Plans and attends meetings and events on and off campus.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of direct
fundraising, marketing, communications or volunteer management
experience or an equivalent combination of education and
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Outstanding interpersonal skills, necessary for working with
donors, volunteers and colleagues, including tact, diplomacy,
discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and
outside the Office of Development.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to understand the objectives of annual giving and the
overall university fundraising priorities, and to integrate goals
with those objectives.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks and
attend to follow-through. Highly motivated and energetic; must
possess initiative. Demonstrated ability to work independently and
as part of a team.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct
communication with alumni; customer-service orientation.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Professionalism, maturity, and an understanding of the often
confidential nature of fundraising. Demonstrated knowledge of Excel
and Word; familiarity with fundraising/marketing databases.
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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
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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
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