1. Responsible for managing all aspects of the presidential acknowledgement program including:a. Identify gifts and pledges to be acknowledged via query process in the alumni database.b. Gain a full understanding of the relationship between the president and individual donors, their giving history and personal involvement with the university, and intended uses for current contributions through thorough research and regular communication with major gift officers and, when needed, administrators, faculty, and staff.c. Write and/or edit accurate and meaningful personalized letters to donors for the president's signature.d. Ensure that all letters meet highest standards of quality in content, style, and accuracy.e. Ensure all letters meet established timeliness standards.f. Work with the President's Office to ensure a reasonable flow of letters for designated signing dates.g. Oversee the work of staff members assisting with editing and production.2. Manage thank you process for senior university leaders to ensure timely acknowledgement of gifts at qualifying levels.3. Draft, format, proofread, and edit written material for a variety of print and electronic publications.4. Proactively suggest process and procedure improvements, and ideas for enhanced stewardship.5. Build and maintain productive working relationships within the Office of Development and with the president's office, the Yale College dean's office, and other units throughout the university.6. Perform special projects, including research and organizational initiatives, as assigned.
Preferred Education: Two or more years of experience in donor relations, stewardship or comparable area.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Two or more years of experience in donor relations, stewardship or comparable area.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and work effectively in a deadline-oriented environment.
Posting Position Title: Senior Writer, Stewardship
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills and extremely precise attention to detail and accuracy.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Senior Writer, Stewardship, Marketing & Comm Dev
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to work effectively with colleagues, administrators, faculty, development officers and students and to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and discretion.
Required Skill/ability 2: Exceptionally strong analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Bachelor's degree and at least five years related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience writing, editing, proofreading, and meeting production deadlines.
Internal Number: 59774BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.