Associate Director of Development, Clinical and Healthcare

Connecticut, United States
07 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Associate Director of Development, Clinical Departments and Healthcare Delivery will work closely with the Director of Development, Clinical Departments and Healthcare Delivery to assist in the management of all aspects of engagement and fundraising activities for several clinical departments at the Yale School of Medicine. S/He will work toward building relationships with faculty, and with grateful patients, grateful patient families, alumni, non-alumni, and friends of the school and university with an ultimate goal to secure gifts in support of the faculty, programs, and facilities within the departments. A creative and energetic fundraiser, the Associate Director will bring a high level of sophistication, development experience, and professional expertise to the team. The successful candidate will be a skilled relationship builder who will inspire trust and collaboration with, faculty, and colleagues across the departments and the School.

Essential Duties:

  • Working closely with the Director of Development, the Associate Director will serve as a member of the team coordinating fundraising efforts in support of multiple clinical departments at the Yale School of Medicine
  • The Associate Director, working closely with faculty in the clinical departments s/he oversees, will develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy with short-term and long-term goals.
  • The Associate Director will implement a systematic approach to cultivate and engage patients and families to create and advance a pipeline of donors for the benefit of faculty, programs and departments
  • S/He will implement broad engagement opportunities for faculty and create innovative strategies to build and foster relationships with clinical faculty.
  • Work regularly and cooperatively with other development offices to ensure overall development priorities, plans, and initiatives are coordinated.

The following Essential Duties are generic in nature; applicants will find the information in this Position Focus most relevant to the role.

Essential Duties

  1. Identifies, cultivates and solicits Yale alumni/alumnae and friends who are capable of making gifts to the University.  Meets assigned activity and revenue goals.
  2. Devises and implements cultivation and solicitation strategies. Evaluates various gift opportunities and giving vehicles; recommends the most suitable for a particular donor. Develops, writes and presents proposals in keeping with university needs and in line with donor's interest and financial situation.
  3. Initiates and maintains contact with current, past, and prospective donors, promoting positive donor relations. Engages volunteers proactively as needed. Determines and executes events and programs in support of development activities, assessing the success of such events/programs and recommending changes. Identifies disaffected or disinterested donors and devises strategies to encourage/redirect their interests as appropriate.
  4. Interacts with internal contacts such as deans, directors, faculty, officers and other Development staff to consult on University needs, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, and potential donors. Keeps abreast of University events and disseminates University information to donors, prospective donors, volunteers and team members as appropriate.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required, a minimum of two years of fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Job title and level will be commensurate with experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fundraising practices.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to establish working relationships with a diverse faculty, staff and donor population. Proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to understand and synthesize diverse research and outreach initiatives into a cogent whole. Ability to make informed decisions, together with strong analytic and strategic planning skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work well independently as well as demonstrated evidence as a team player.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proven ability to problem solve, be detail oriented and well-organized. Proven ability to innovate and bring a level of creativity to work.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Minimum of 5 years' experience in development and/or alumni relations. Proven successful track record of experience in major gift fundraising, preferably in the healthcare environment. Experience working in college/university/academic medical center setting.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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