1. Develops cultivation and solicitation strategies for a portfolio of prospects and donors. Builds and manages network of relationships with prospective donors involving University administrators and faculty. Facilitates and coordinates all communication with these prospects and among the prospect's campus relationships. Promotes positive relations with these prospects and donors. 2. Evaluates various gift opportunities and giving vehicles and recommends the most suitable for a particular donor. 3. Interacts with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, Faculty, Officers, and other Development staff to consult on University needs, to formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with the University and to identify potential donors. 4. Assist with the strategy for and creation of written communications from various University administrators appropriate to a donor's interests. 5. Typically participates (often in concert with others) in gift solicitations to fund University programs and to enhance the development efforts of the Schools and departments. 6. May travel (possibly extensively) commensurate with Yale's standard expectations for fundraising activity, contact and travel. May involve international travel depending upon prospect assignments. 7. Performs additional development-related activities/efforts at the request of manager. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience living, studying, or working abroad, preferably in Asia. Fluency in an Asian language, especially Mandarin. Advanced degree. Experience working in a university or similarly complex organization. Familiarity with, and affinity for, Yale University. Success in producing international trips for self and others, including ability to set itineraries, meetings and travel logistics.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience living, studying, or working abroad, preferably in Asia. Fluency in an Asian language, especially Mandarin. Advanced degree. Experience working in a university or similarly complex organization. Familiarity with, and affinity for, Yale University. Success in producing international trips for self and others, including ability to set itineraries, meetings and travel logistics.
Required Skill/ability 5: Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Posting Position Title: Development Officer - Principal/Major Gifts
Required Skill/ability 3: Successful experience staffing senior institutional leaders, such as university presidents, vice presidents, deans and faculty. Good judgment about the extent to which cultivation can effectively be staff driven.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: International Development Officer
Required Skill/ability 1: Exceptional oral and written communication skills with emphasis on writing. Ability to communicate with Yale University leaders, faculty, administrators and donors. Ability to present complex information in a clear and compelling manner in writing and in person. Ability to document meetings, write briefings, proposals and stewardship reports.
Required Skill/ability 4: Willingness to proactively solicit alumni, parents and also friends (people with no previous connection to Yale).
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to travel extensively, especially to Asia.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and a minimum of four years of experience in fundraising or a related field, preferably in higher education or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with sensitive information and abil
Internal Number: 64828BR
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