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Alumni Affairs Officer and Senior Writer - David Geffen School of Drama

Yale University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Alumni Affairs Officer and Senior Writer - David Geffen School of Drama

University Job Title: Development Communications Associate, Yale Rep
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Wage Ranges: Click here to see our Wage Ranges
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 222 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Communications/Editing/Teaching
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
The Alumni Affairs Officer and Senior Writer is responsible for alumni affairs communications and annual fund campaigns for the School and Yale Repertory Theatre and serves as senior writer and editor for the department.

Essential Duties:
1. Independently manages Alumni Relations writing projects, as assigned, from inception through delivery. 2. Meet with faculty, deans, and program leaders to translate School priorities into compelling language for specific donors, alumni, and corporate audiences. Responsible for determining the best way to relay strategic messaging about school priorities to various constituencies. 3. Collaborates with School staff to prepare various written materials, including grant and gift proposals, fundraising summaries, annual appeals, cultivation and stewardship correspondence, and research summaries for internal and external School constituents. 4. Project management of multiple writing projects with competing and urgent timelines for the school leadership, faculty, and development department. 5. Represents the Development and Alumni Relations office to other School and University departments and serves on committees. 6. Drafts, formats, proofreads, edits, and updates written materials and maintains a library of materials. 7. Proactively researches and suggests content to support and reinforce the school’s fundraising goals. 8. Collaborates and advises on materials design with the marketing and communications department.9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three years of experience writing and editing for development audiences in a non-profit or higher education setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Outstanding interviewing, editing, and writing skills and the proven ability to develop interesting content suitable for web and non-web distribution.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Superior demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Excellent proofreading and editing skills. Proven ability to adapt to changing technologies.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to effectively deal with all levels within the organization.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability to multi-task and work independently. Demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced team environment with multiple priorities and deadlines. Proven project management experience.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as English or communications, and five years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

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. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:

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.

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