Reunion Giving Officer
University Job Title:
Development Officer, Reunion Giving
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As a member of the Reunion Giving team, the Reunion Giving Officer
solicits Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) alumni for gifts of
varying sizes during their quinquennial reunions and manages alumni
volunteers for several assigned reunion classes. 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. Reports to the Director
of Reunion Giving.
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. Participates in
fundraising conversations. 8. Initiates and oversees all class-wide
gift mailings. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in a related field and four years of related work
experience or an equivalent combination of education and
Required Skill/Ability 1:
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 2:
Professionalism, maturity, collaborative approach to work and
ability to maintain confidentiality. Flexible team member and
willingness to work some irregular hours. Commitment to higher
education and the contribution of business to society.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
A creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Commitment to an inclusive
workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender,
nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation,
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and technological
skills. 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 alumni volunteers and colleagues about
fundraising priorities, giving procedures, and SOM business.
Ability to initiate and maintain direct communication with
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in a reunion fundraising program in higher education or
another nonprofit organization. Experience and comfort navigating a
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.
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