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Regional Director of Major Gifts - New York Metro Region

Yale University
Job Location:
New Haven, Connecticut
Development and Fundraising

DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, to conduct a national search for a Regional Director of Major Gifts – New York Metro Region

This position will play a high-profile role within the Major Gifts team in the For Humanity campaign. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts and working in close coordination with partners across Yale University, the Regional Director – NYC Metro directs a staff of professional fundraisers responsible for soliciting prospective donors to Yale University in the NYC Metro area for gifts of $250,000 to $10 million+ and plays a central role collaborating with University officials, school leadership, faculty, development senior leadership, campaign volunteers, and colleagues throughout Alumni Affairs and Development. The Regional Director also carries a portfolio of 50+ individual prospects in the NYC Metro area and is positioned as a key driver of fundraising strategy in the region. Operating in a comprehensive, university-wide campaign environment, the Regional Director guides the team in achieving annual fundraising goals and helps to ensure the success of the campaign in a multitude of ways. This is an ideal opportunity for a collaborative, sophisticated, self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and experienced development professional to join a dynamic team of accomplished fundraisers. On October 2, 2021, Yale launched the $7 billion For Humanity, the Yale Campaign. This position requires work in the New Haven office several days per week. For more background, visit

Yale University was founded in 1701 and is the third-oldest university in the United States. A private, coeducational institution, Yale is a large research university. Resources and facilities include: $31 billion in endowment funds, three campuses and athletic complexes covering 1,100 acres including 520 buildings, more than a dozen libraries totaling over 15 million volumes, 35 varsity sports teams. There are approximately 177,700 living alumni.

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Yale University offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical and dental plans, retirement plan and paid vacation. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All external candidates for employment at Yale University will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. University policy requires all managerial and professional staff to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster (when eligible) or receive an exemption. University sponsored travel – a requirement of this position – is currently only allowed for fully vaccinated staff. 

To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, please send your resume, letter of interest and a list of 4 references (which will only be contacted if there is mutual interest) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES, 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email:

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