Assistant Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Medical Center Development

Location
94305
Posted
Feb 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Assistant Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Medical Center Development

Job Number:
73891

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Medical Center Development Corporate and Foundation Relations and will be part of a CFR team of seven. As a development officer, s/he will provide assistance to faculty, corporate, foundation and association funders, volunteers and university staff in helping to identify and align Stanford Medicine priorities with funder interests. S/he will have responsibility for a small portfolio of corporate, foundation and association funders, and will work closely with the CFR team, MCD, and partner offices on all aspects of the development/funding cycle, particularly prospect research and stewardship. This is an ideal job for someone who has boundless intellectual curiosity and outstanding communication skills, embraces complexity, is comfortable with ambiguity and a changing philanthropic landscape.

JOB PURPOSE: Assist with working with faculty, donors, volunteers, and university staff to raise financial support from corporations, foundations, and associations. Operate independently in assigned areas and take responsibility for a small portfolio of corporate and foundation funders, prospect identification, cultivation and solicitations, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities, including assisting with support of research and stewardship activities and materials.

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.

CORE DUTIES:
  • Assist in developing strategies for assigned corporate, foundation and/or association prospects to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
  • Support faculty in developing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with corporate and foundation funders. Help craft strategies and edit proposals. Research, identify and respond to opportunities for support from corporations and foundations, seeking alignment between donor interests and university needs.
  • Partner with fundraisers, stewardship, marketing and event staff in the planning and implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship visits and events.
  • Prepare background information, assist with briefings, visits.
  • Work closely with other university offices (e.g., sponsored research, industrial contracts), understanding their roles and functions, in order to collaborate effectively with external funders and ensure proposals and agreements are in compliance with university policy.
  • Stay informed about current university initiatives, research and educational programs, and activities.
  • Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
  • Develop and design systems to track solicitation assignments and progress.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituents.
  • Experience working in a philanthropic capacity with faculty, staff and volunteers.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk.
  • Occasionally 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 drivers 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 his or her job.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel may be required.
  • Valid passport for international travel.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • 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.

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.

Job: Development

Location: Office of Development
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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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