1.Develops revenue and donor goals; develops and implements effective fundraising programs for each assigned class or constituency, including external personal visits, personalized written campaigns, phonathons, social media, direct mail, and email. 2. Recruits, trains, and manages a substantial group of alumni volunteers; creates communications to large number of volunteers; supervises mass mailings to volunteers; informs volunteers of updated information and deadlines; evaluates individual donor and volunteer needs and provides other personal support.
Has the authority to represent the University to alumni donors and volunteers. 3. Advises, educates, and solicits potential alumni donors through external face-to-face meetings, phone contacts, and written communications. 4. Monitors, on a weekly basis, annual giving solicitation strategies as well as participation and dollar goals for all supported classes. Identifies opportunities/needs to adjust strategies in order to reach fund raising goals. Implements new and modified strategies as needed. 5. Continually reviews alumni donor profiles to identify potential top annual donors and determines individual solicitation strategies. 6. Develops, fosters and maintains positive alumni relations to keep alumni engaged and disposed to give back to the University. 7. Coordinates special annual programs with a targeted focus. 8. Plans and attends meetings and events on and off campus. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of direct fundraising, marketing, communications or volunteer management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background Check Requirements
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Reporting to Yale University Library's Director of Development, serves as a key member of the library development team in the planning, organization, and implementation of the Library's comprehensive fundraising program. Provides high-level writing, strategic thinking, and coordination to enhance the Library's fundraising efforts.
Develops and administers the Library's annual fundraising programs. In collaboration with colleagues in the Yale Alumni Fund, designs and manages an annual giving strategy for the Library. Works with the Director of Development and the University Librarian to determine annual fundraising goals.
Supports the Library's major gifts efforts. Serves as a partner for the Director of Development in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts donors. Drafts and maintains written development information and content for the Library.
Crafts and/or edits materials for use in Library fundraising activities, including correspondence, proposals, stewardship reports, brochures, briefings, gift acknowledgements, donor recognition, and indentures. Manages the Yale Library Associates (YLA) program. Provides leadership for the YLA Board of Trustees; orchestrates YLA outreach and YLA-branded events; and acts as the University Librarian's liaison to the YLA.
Develops and oversees a comprehensive stewardship effort. Drafts annual stewardship correspondence and other donor communications. Plans and coordinates, with appropriate University and Library staff, the stewardship and acknowledgement of gifts.
Monitors endowed Library funds to ensure that all stewardship obligations are fulfilled. Works with Library and Development staff to facilitate the processing and acknowledgment of gifts-in-kind. Works with the Library's Director of Communications to support the Library's external communications.
In consultation with the Director of Communications, assist with planning and implementing a social media strategy for the Library and email outreach to external audiences. Organizes, executes, and staffs development-related Library events. Additional duties:
Maintains central electronic files for Library prospects through the Office of Development's centralized prospect database system. Prepares reports and analyzes data related to Library development at the direction of the Director of Development and the University Librarian. Assists with University Library Council meeting preparation and support.
Helps identify volunteers to fill leadership roles and develop opportunities for these individuals to become increasingly involved in support of the Library's priorities. May represent the Library Development program at Library and Development meetings. May serve as a Library ambassador at public functions, reunion gatherings, and other University events.
Receives and responds to requests for information and assistance from donors and prospects. Assists the Director of Development in maintaining relationships withand providing Library-related information todevelopment staff members across campus. Serves on Library, Development, and University committees as assigned. Assists the Director of Development with priority projects and performs related duties as required or assigned by the Director of Development or the University Librarian.
Advanced degree. Demonstrated interest in library services and/or administration.
Experience in a university setting and with development work. Knowledge of and proficiency in annual campaign fundraising strategies and techniques. Familiarity with Yale.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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