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The Yale University Office of Development leads the university’s fundraising effort and currently comprises a staff of approximately 300. Yale benefits from an outstanding tradition of alumni giving, as well as significant and growing support from parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.

The Office of Development offers a dynamic and challenging work environment with opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University.

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Training and Development Manager, Office of Development


The development training and development manager in the Yale Office of Development will create an onboarding, orientation, and training strategy that elevates the human capital needs affiliated with the university’s primary fundraising enterprise.
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Science Writer, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Reporting to the operations and stewardship manager within the Office of Development’s corporate & foundation relations and science and engineering team and in support of the sciences, engineering and technology, the science writer will provide comprehensive writing and writing assistance for all stages of prospect management. The primary responsibilities of the position include: assist front-line fundraisers in proposal writing, editing, research, and project management for the sciences and related fields; provide advanced analyses as needed on topics relevant to the sciences; and help develop strategies and methodologies for identifying leading prospects, especially individual donors, with interests in science and related fields.
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Development Coordinator 1/Assistant Program Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Under the direction of the operations and stewardship manager, the assistant program coordinator will provide a full range of support for the Corporate & Foundation (C&F) Relations team in the Office of Development (ODV).
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Donor Recognition Manager, Communications


Reporting to the deputy director, communications, and exercising a high degree of independent judgment, serve as a key member of the team responsible for planning, management, execution, and tracking of high-level donor recognition projects, with particular emphasis on recognition opportunities and donor plaques associated with capital projects and endowment gifts.
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Director of Development for Science Strategy


Reporting to the associate vice president for development, the director of development for science strategy is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to create awareness, interest, and engagement for a range of prospects in support of university priorities and academic initiatives in STEM fields at Yale. The director of development for science strategy will lead and coordinate efforts in fundraising planning and generating support for STEM. She/he will identify areas of funding opportunity and play a leading role in the planning and implementation of an effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship program. The director will be responsible for working with relevant STEM leadership, faculty and staff to enhance communication and awareness of development goals. As appropriate, she/he will engage high-wealth individuals, corporations and foundations and work closely with faculty to augment development efforts with the donor community. The director also serves as the primary STEM content resource to fundraising units.
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Director for Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships


Reporting jointly to the associate vice president for development (university director for corporate and foundation relations) and to the vice provost for research and working in close coordination with Yale leadership and faculty. The director for corporate relations and strategic partnerships is charged with helping to identify Yale as a leading institution for corporate collaborations and alliances. Responsible for building, sustaining, and expanding mutually beneficial relationships between industry and Yale. The director will also work to identify key areas of opportunity and engagement for companies to work with Yale across the university. The director will help secure corporate support in the form of corporate sponsored research and corporate philanthropic giving. The director will also assist in developing communication strategies that promote corporate relations and will actively collaborate with schools and units across Yale as needed.
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Assistant Vice President, Office of Development, Yale University


Reporting to the vice president for Alumni Affairs and Development and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, manages and provides strategic guidance to a number of fundraising units in the Office of Development including major gifts; prospect research; and the combined unit of annual giving, reunion giving, and leadership giving—a staff of some eighty-five employees.
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Director of Development for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences


Reporting to the associate vice president for development and working in close coordination with the dean of the faculty of arts & sciences (FAS), the director is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to create awareness and interest in support of the needs, which includes identifying areas of opportunity as well as marshaling resources needed to execute an effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship program.
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Principal Gift Officer


Reporting to the associate vice president for development and working in close coordination with partners across Yale University, the principal gifts officer is responsible for building relationships with and securing seven-, eight- and nine-figure principal gifts from high net worth individuals in support of the university’s highest priorities.
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Gift Officer, Leadership Giving


Develops and implements cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of approximately 300 potential donors to raise leadership annual and capital gifts to the university. Facilitates and coordinates communication and positive interactions with prospects and donors as well as among the prospects’ campus relationships. Travel (possibly extensively) to meet with donors, prospects and volunteers.
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Development Coordinator 2/Program Coordinator, International Development


Reporting to the program manager on the international development team, the program coordinator works closely with the director of international development and the assistant director, collaborates with other frontline development officers, and engages with other development staff and other offices on campus to conduct intensive writing, research and project coordination for the international development team.
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Program Manager, Principal Gifts


Manages a team of program coordinators and administrative professionals to ensure a high level of support for the associate vice president and principal gifts officers in their work to raise transformational gifts to fund Yale’s highest priorities. Serves as senior editor to the team as it produces timely, high quality gift proposals, written briefing materials and draft correspondence for Yale leadership, donor stewardship reports and other writing projects in accordance with the style guide and established procedural guidelines.
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