Assistant Director of Development
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Reporting to the Director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing and implementing financial solicitation programs for annual and capital giving to the Museum, from individuals and organizations, as well as developing and implementing financial and non-financial programs to promote active and ongoing engagement with the scientific and educational missions of the Museum. The Assistant Director will directly supervise a Development Coordinator, and will be responsible for all membership programs at the Museum.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in development/fundraising, or other relationship-building areas in complex organizations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, with a keen appreciation for the specific challenges of working with prospects who may lack a direct affiliation and/or involvement with the Museum or Yale University. Knowledge of and proficiency in annual fundraising strategies and techniques.
- Ability to work regularly and effectively with the Museum Director, Director of Development, other senior members of the Museum, and the university’s academic and administrative leadership. Affinity for the Museum and New Haven and a desire to spread the same feeling to others.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to donors, volunteers, and colleagues as well as University leadership and students. Professionalism, maturity, good judgment, and ability to foster and work well in a team environment. High level of integrity and ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects with excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn University databases.
- The ability and willingness to travel periodically and work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in a museum or cultural environment. Appreciation of natural history and science. Knowledge of corporate and foundation fundraising.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-60680BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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