Giving to Yale



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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Development Officer, Parent Gifts

The development officer will be a part of a growing parent gifts team and joining Yale at a historic moment. With the opening of two new residential colleges in the fall of 2017, undergraduate enrollment at Yale College will increase by 15 percent over the next four years. The parent gifts team will play an increasingly pivotal role in securing resources to support this growth as well as contributing significantly to the upcoming campaign for Yale. The development officer will manage a portfolio of non-alumni parents and grandparents capable of leadership annual fund gifts and major gifts. He or she will report to the director of parent gifts and assist in implementing a dynamic program to engage and build meaningful relationships and philanthropic support from families.
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Development Coordinator 1/Program Coordinator, International Development

Reporting to the program manager, provides comprehensive and high-level administrative, database, and event planning support to the director of International Development and other members of the International Development team, in support of their mission to cultivate, solicit and steward international donors and prospects.
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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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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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Research Analyst/Development Associate, Prospect Research

Conducts complex and independent investigation of biographical and financial information on major donor prospects, trustees from current or prospective corporations, foundations, to assess quality of potential donor and giving ability based on assets.
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Assistant Program Coordinator, Annual Giving

Working with considerable independence and exercising discretion in establishing priorities, provide high-level administrative and fundraising support to the director of the Yale College Alumni Fund and other members of the Alumni Fund team.
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Program Manager, Major Gifts

Articulate an overall vision and strategic direction for a team of program coordinators and ensure a high-level of support for the director of major gifts and the major gift officers with an emphasis on written briefing materials, proposal development, special events, correspondence, stewardship and volunteer support. Successful candidate will have strong management skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to create and edit written material.
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