Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs & Development
University Job Title:
Development and Alumni Affairs
Officer, Professional School
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Reporting to the Yale School of Architecture Senior Director of
Development and Alumni Affairs, the Development and Alumni Affairs
Officer serves as a key member of the development and alumni
affairs team in the planning, organization, and implementation of
the school's comprehensive fundraising and alumni engagement
program. Provides high-level writing, strategic thinking, and
coordination to enhance the school's outreach efforts.
Principal responsibilities include the following: Under the
supervision of the Senior Director, administers the school's annual
fund programs, including goal setting, volunteer recruitment and
communication, and drafting and facilitating solicitations. In
collaboration with colleagues in the Yale Alumni Fund, assists in
the implementation of annual giving strategies for the school.
Supports the school's major gift efforts, serving as a partner for
the Senior Director in the identification, cultivation, and
solicitation of major gift donors. Supports the Senior Director in
a range of capacities as needed, including prospect strategy design
and implementation, report generation, and manipulation of
information systems. Drafts and maintains written development
information and content for the school. Crafts and/ or edits
materials for use in fundraising activities, including
correspondence, proposals, stewardship reports, brochures,
briefings, gift acknowledgements, donor recognition, and gift
agreements. Recruits, trains, and manages a system of alumni
volunteers for the school, provides ongoing support for volunteer
needs. Works with current students to promote future giving through
programs such as graduating class gift. Assists with the school's
stewardship efforts. Manages the scholarship matching and
corresponding reporting process, including distribution of student
scholarship questionnaire and updating profiles for donors.
Occasionally provides pre-award support for corporation and
foundation proposals, including budget preparation, and completing
pre-proposal administrative forms and correspondence for review and
approval. Assists in the coordination of alumni and donor events,
both on and off campus, including any necessary volunteer support
and follow up.
Note: Occasional Evening and Weekend Hours Required.
Principal Responsibilities:1. Administer the school’s annual fund
programs, including goal setting, volunteer recruitment and
communication, and facilitating solicitations. 2. Support the
school’s major gift efforts in the identification, cultivation, and
solicitation of major gift donors. Provide support with prospect
strategy design and implementation, report generation, and use of
information systems. 3. Create materials for use in fundraising
activities. 4. Recruit, train, and manage a system of alumni
volunteers. 5. Assist with the school’s stewardship efforts. 6.
Provide pre-award support for corporation and foundation proposals.
7. Plan and coordinate alumni and donor events.8. May perform other
duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Four years of related experience in
fundraising, alumni relations and/or volunteer groups,
communications and/or marketing, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, editing,
and analytical skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, effectively
partnering with colleagues and administrators to handle multiple
projects simultaneously. Ability to work well in and foster a team
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, data exports and
queries, sorting and manipulation of Excel worksheets.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct
communication with alumni, top level donors, and Yale
administrators, as well as students and alumni volunteers.
Customer- service orientation.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Professionalism, maturity, and an ability to maintain
confidentiality. Demonstrated organizational and research abilities
with strong attention to detail.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in a university setting or with development and alumni
work. Knowledge of and proficiency in annual campaign fundraising
strategies and techniques. A genuine passion for the mission of
Yale, the School of Architecture, and for the importance of
architecture, design, and/or higher education.
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.
For additional information on the background check requirements and
process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant
Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale
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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
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