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 andgrowing 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.
Location – 157 Church Street, New Haven, CT
Reporting to the director of international development, the international development officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts or arranging for the solicitation of gifts from individuals and private foundations abroad. Serves as an expert on international fundraising topics relevant to Asia and works closely with faculty and volunteers, managing one or more advisory councils. This position actively engages in establishing a greater Yale presence with principal and major gift donors and prospects around the world. In consultation with the director, develop comprehensive annual fundraising and communications plans for each council member including identification and cultivation of new members, solicitation, stewardship and volunteer opportunities for all council members.
- Has responsibility for all aspects of fundraising for principal, major and planned gift fundraising from alumni, parents and friends in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and other areas. Works closely with the director, vice president, and colleagues in schools across campus on prospect identification, strategy, solicitation and stewardship.
- Works with alumni, parents, and friends of Yale and their advisors, and leads behind-the-scenes fundraising efforts through high-level volunteers, both external and internal to the university; collaborates with other staff, academic leaders, and faculty to develop gift ideas and strategies and foster productive relationships for Yale.
- Provides support for university leaders, faculty, and volunteers and accompanies them on calls, where appropriate; serves as a primary resource to all University development programs in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, and other areas as needed.
- Manages a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects and develops long-term relationships with these individuals to identify and cultivate their interest in Yale.
- Actively maintains a current body of knowledge about Yale, its development priorities and international giving vehicles and protocols; develops a thorough understanding of the programs and aspirations of each of Yale’s schools, colleges, and the other large units where major and principal gift fundraising is needed from prospects in Asia. Ensures that consultation and collaboration with school-based colleagues takes place.
- Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills with emphasis on writing. Ability to communicate with university officers, 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.
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively, especially to Asia. Demonstrated success in producing international trips for self and others, including ability to set itineraries and arrange meetings and travel logistics.
- Successful experience staffing senior institutional leaders, such as the president, deans and faculty. Ability to effectively leverage the time of senior volunteers and academic and administrative staff in contacts with donors including strong preparation and good judgment about the extent to which cultivation can effectively be staff driven.
- Demonstrated success in working with volunteers and advisory boards to solicit alumni, parents and especially friends without a previous connection to Yale.
- A passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality. Ability to coach support team in all aspects of work, but particularly with regard to preparation of written materials. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and three-five years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Personal or professional experience working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to intercultural sensitivity. An in-depth understanding of Asian culture to enable successful business interactions with the Asian market is required. Demonstrated success in all phases of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from individuals and private foundations and a demonstrated ability to establish long-term relationships with donors, faculty and prospects.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
Three to five years international administrative or fundraising experience. Advanced degree desirable. Experience traveling, especially Greater China. Effective writer & communicator. Fluency in an Asian language is desirable, especially Mandarin. Initiative, resilience & entrepreneurial spirit.
How to Apply
Please apply online at http://giving.yale.edu/jobs/international-development-officer-international-development.
Deadline – N/A