Job Grade: J School of Engineering, External Relations
Stanford School of Engineering is a global leader in education and research with a long track record of turning ideas into technologies that make the world a better place. Our exceptional faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines, and our nearly 50,000 alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business.
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and management of the execution of an alumni annual giving program. The goals of the annual giving program are to provide a strong financial base for the School of Engineering through acquisition of new donors and retention and upgrading of existing donors for the Deans fund/Annual Fund for unrestricted dollars. Last year these funds raised approximately $3.5M. The successful candidate will be someone who understands data segmentation and annual giving strategies.
This position serves as a leader within the School of Engineering Development Team, overseeing a small group of annual giving team members and collaborating regularly with other members of the team including major and principal gifts, stewardship, alumni relations, development communications and events. This position reports to the Senior Director of Development, who reports to the Senior Associate Dean of External Relations.
Stanford is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. Every member of the Office of Development staff plays a role in providing the university's donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Develop fundraising strategies, and assist with designing and managing language for the annual giving appeals. Identify and prioritize donor prospects, and work with a portfolio of assigned prospects to establish ongoing relationships. Core Duties*
Design annual gift programs and goals targeted at increasing unrestricted support for a school or unit.
Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities.
Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
Manage a small team of staff.
Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
Identify and prioritize prospects and, as appropriate, make volunteer assignments, prepare background information for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
Identify, recruit, and train volunteers, and maintain frequent contact with them through meetings, visits, email, and telephone calls.
Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience with fundraising in a higher education environment.
Ability to develop and initiate new strategies.
Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans and handling emergencies when necessary.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and effectively develops relationships that enhance overall development goals.
Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously.
Skilled at articulating compelling cases for major gifts and annual discretionary support.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks; frequently sitting; frequently use a telephone.
Occasionally stand/walk, light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasional work on weekends and evenings.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position.
Thank you for your interest!
Location: School of Engineering, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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