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, and rewards of a career at Yale University.

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The director for strategic initiatives develops an effective fundraising program in alignment with the strategic priorities outlined by the dean of the School of Medicine. The director builds and advances relationships with donors including but not limited to alumni, non-alumni, and friends of the school and university, and grateful patients and their families, with an ultimate goal to secure gifts in support strategic initiatives of individual departments as well as to advance the strategic goals of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM).
Acting with independent judgment and autonomy and employing industry best practices, the project manager will strengthen Yale School of Medicine’s relationship with its generous donors and their families by working with the donor relations team to execute the YSM donor relations program.
Co-reporting to the associate vice president for development and director of university corporate and foundation relations and associate vice president, development and alumni affairs, Yale School of Medicine (YSM), the senior director for development will lead the Corporate and Foundation Relations team consisting of four development professionals.
Yale University seeks an experienced and successful major gift officer to join the university’s alumni affairs and development division. As a member of the university’s Major Gifts team, the major gift officer solicits prospective donors to Yale University for gifts of $250,000 to $10 million+ and plays a central role collaborating with university leadership, faculty, development senior leadership, campaign volunteers, and colleagues throughout alumni affairs and development.
The associate director of development works closely with the senior director of development overseeing brain, behavior and children’s health to assist in all aspects of engagement and fundraising activities for several departments at the Yale School of Medicine.
Yale University seeks an experienced and successful fundraiser and manager to join the university’s division of Alumni Affairs and Development.
Reporting to the deputy director of Annual Giving, the annual giving officer assists with the planning, execution, and evaluation of annual fundraising campaigns, with primary responsibility for managing successful fundraising efforts with alumni in reunion classes. Serves as the project leader for reunion class campaigns, works collaboratively with YLS field officers to recruit reunion gift committee volunteers and to generate leadership unrestricted gifts from the top prospects in each reunion class.
The corporate strategy officer is a partner in the Corporate Strategy & Engagement team, established in 2019, as the team works to distinguish Yale as a leading institution for corporate collaborations. Reporting to the university director for Corporate Strategy & Engagement, the successful candidate will manage and lead a portfolio of corporate prospects with the intent of building mutually beneficial relationships with Yale and exploring potential collaboration and financial support for the university.