Program Coordinator - Parent Gifts Development


New Haven, CT

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 34 days ago

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: Reporting to the Program Manager on the Parent Gifts team in the Office of Development, the Program Coordinator (PC) works closely with the Program Manager and the Director of Parent Gifts. The PC collaborates with and provides critical fundraising support to frontline development officers, and engages with other Development staff and other offices on campus to conduct writing, research, and project coordination for the Parent Gifts team. Works on special projects related to donors across the university. Other responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include: coordinates with Development colleagues and other offices campus-wide to develop or enhance proposals and briefings summarizing Yale activities; coordinates and assists with a range of event logistics, e.g., compiles and maintains invitation lists, extends invitations, confirms attendance, ensures attendance accuracy; conducts research on individuals, corporations, foundations, and institutions using office files, databases, and internet search engines and resources; drafts a wide variety of written materials including detailed biographical and business briefings, correspondence, and proposals; designs, develops, and produces ad hoc reports and analyses by report generation and manipulation of information systems, including our primary alumni database; researches and investigates gift commitments using office files and databases; builds strong relationships with staff and serves as a key contact on questions relating to various unit needs; interacts with donors at the request of the Director and Parent Gifts officers in response to inquiries; assists with arranging campus visits for Yale alumni and prospective Yale families; and assists with the assignment of tasks to student workers.

Required Education and Experience: Eight years of related experience, six of them in the same job family at the next lower level and a high school level education; or six years of related experience and an Associate's Degree; or two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 


  • Exceptional communication skills with special emphasis on writing ability and substantive editing.
  • Demonstrated ability with project management, and the ability to monitor multiple projects on different timelines simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated organizational and research abilities with strong attention to detail. Professionalism, maturity and an ability to work with confidential information and to interact with top-level donors, Yale administrators, and faculty.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task with minimal supervision, especially on projects, and meet deadlines in a team-centered, time-constrained environment. Ability to initiate tasks and see them through to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated ability to perform online research and review public information sources.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Degree in journalism, communications, or English is preferred. Strong candidates will also have experience handling deadline pressure, familiarity with database software and reporting, and the ability to conduct data analysis.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, pleaseapply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

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