Working with considerable independence and a keen attention to detail, the direct marketing specialist handles the production process for mass communications of the Yale Alumni Fund and other development partners as needed. Handling several requests simultaneously, the specialist coordinates ongoing communications with project initiators and key stakeholders and ensures accuracy of list generation, segmenting counts, and other project details. The specialist provides expertise and shares best practices during all steps of the project management process and exercises diplomacy and serves as an active team player when it comes to creating new projects or re-evaluating those that are cyclical. Enthusiastic about creating improved workflow strategies and identifying cost efficiencies, the specialist works to enhance existing reports and analyses to inform future direct marketing goals and strategies.
Posting Position Title: Development Associate, Prod Services Manager
University Job Title: Direct Marketing Specialist
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated strong computer, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail required. Excellent planning, prioritizing, and organizational skills. Ability to function effectively in a deadline oriented setting.
Required Skill/ability 2: Desire and ability to work independently but as a strong member of a team. Ability to interact positively and professionally with staff at various levels across the University.
Required Skill/ability 3: Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.
Required Skill/ability 5: Must be willing to work at other University and off-site locations to oversee assembly of materials in preparation for mailings.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Familiarity with fundraising practices and procedures. Familiarity with data mining, modeling and analysis.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree and two to five years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.