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 assistant director for student engagement is a member of the Yale College development team with close ties to the Yale Alumni Fund, the Yale Alumni Association (YAA), and graduate and professional (G&P) schools and is focused on strengthening philanthropic and volunteer engagement efforts with students.
Under the direction of the deputy director for strategic initiatives and proposal development, the program coordinator will provide support for a broad range of Corporate and Foundation Relations fundraising activities in the Office of Development (ODV).
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.
Reporting to the assistant director of international development, the program coordinator works closely with frontline gift officers on the international development team and the director of development for the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
Reporting to the program manager, the program coordinator provides advanced support to frontline fundraisers in the Major Gifts unit within the Office of Development, conducting writing, research, data analysis, project coordination, and assisting with special events.
The events coordinator provides support for Yale’s fundraising efforts by assisting in the planning and execution of successful top-quality events (in-person, virtual, and hybrid) that enhance the relationship between Yale University and its prominent alumni, parents, and friends. The events coordinator reports directly to the deputy director, Events, and supports a team of three event planners, the deputy director, Events, and the director, Events, within the Office of Development’s Marketing & Communications unit.
Reporting to the associate vice president (AVP) and exercising a high level of independence, the assistant director is responsible for a wide range of fundraising support initiatives and activities.
Reporting to the director of International Development, the international development officer is responsible for fundraising from a diverse portfolio of individuals and private foundations abroad, managing prospect relationships through the donor cycle from identification to stewardship.
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.
Reporting to director of development for GSAS and SEAS, the assistant director serves as a key member of the development team delivering a comprehensive fundraising program. Provides high-level strategic thinking, writing, and coordination to enhance the schools’ fundraising efforts. Develops and administers annual fundraising programs in close coordination with the Yale Alumni Fund team.
Reporting to the director of development for science strategies in the Office of Development, the program coordinator (PC) provides critical fundraising support and works on projects related to donors and initiatives across the university, with a focus on science fundraising.
As part of a team, the program coordinator provides critical fundraising support to and collaborates with school and unit development directors. Those schools and units include the School of Art, the School of Architecture, the University Library and Collections, Yale College, the Graduate School, and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
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).
The assistant director works as a member of the Yale College annual giving fundraising team to raise unrestricted support for the university through organized and coordinated fundraising efforts.
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.
Reporting to the senior director for engagement and campaign initiatives and exercising a high degree of independence, the assistant director for engagement and campaign initiatives develops and implements project plans that advance the university’s fundraising goals and overall department priorities.
Yale University seeks a talented fundraiser to join Alumni Affairs and Development in support of the new Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC). Reporting to both the director of parent gifts and the deputy director of YSC, the YSC development officer will engage and solicit prospective donors to Yale University for gifts in the $10,000 to $250,000 range and will play a central role collaborating with YSC staff and development officers across the university.
Reporting to the dean of the Law School, the associate dean works closely with the dean in leading all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations. Responsibilities include making policy recommendations and formulating strategy in the areas of development, alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations and donor relations.