Yale University, founded in 1701, is one of eight prestigious Ivy League schools and is dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, innovation, and cultural and scientific information. The highly-selective University carries out this mission by enabling the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University is home to about 6,000 undergraduates in more than 100 degree programs and 7,500 graduate and professional students within 13 schools, with about 4,700 faculty members to support their academic endeavors. In addition to its rigorous academics, Yale is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions and offers comprehensive research facilities, funding, and other support for students and faculty members wishing to conduct their research on campus, including various centers and institutes dedicated to specific areas of study.
Reporting to the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development and serving as a key member of the senior leadership team, the Associate Vice President, Office of Development manages and provides strategic oversight of and guidance to a number of fundraising units in the Office of Development. This position will oversee a team of 100 that includes many of the most critical components of Yale’s esteemed development program including: Major Gifts, Leadership Gifts, Annual Giving, Reunion Giving, Planned Giving and Prospect Research & Management. Working with University leadership and development colleagues, the AVP serves as a strategic partner in setting the overall direction for Yale’s fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on individual giving in the context of an upcoming capital campaign.