Yale University is among the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the United States and is an esteemed member of the Ivy League. Founded in 1701, the University is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and the dissemination of cultural and scientific information. With a local, national, and global reach, Yale’s mission revolves around the free exchange of ideas within an ethical, diverse, and interconnected community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Renowned for its cutting-edge research, Yale University boasts an extensive academic community, with more than 6,500 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and professional students across 14 schools, supported by a faculty of over 5,000 members. It offers robust facilities and resources for both students and faculty members, including various centers and institutes dedicated to specific fields of study. By promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and engaging with a wide range of audiences, Yale University continues to be a beacon of learning, research, and intellectual exploration in the 21st century.
The role of Principal Gifts Officer offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work with one of the most prominent institutions of higher education. The Principal Gifts Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of high-net-worth donors capable of making substantial eight and nine-figure gifts. This role is an integral part of a dynamic and well-resourced development team committed to Yale’s ambitious campaign, For Humanity. The portfolio’s focus will be on prospects in the Bay Area of Northern California and possibly other regions, such as New York City.
The ideal candidate for this role is an innovative thinker and strategic gift officer with a track record of building strong relationships with high-net-worth donors. This position represents an opportunity to make a significant impact on Yale’s fundraising efforts, support the University’s mission, and contribute to the success of the For Humanity campaign, which aims to raise $7 billion to improve the world through teaching, research, and innovation.
If you’re passionate about higher education, experienced in principal and transformational gift fundraising, and capable of thriving in a collaborative team environment, this role could be your next career-defining opportunity.