Development Coordinator, Stanford Law School

Stanford University

Development Coordinator, Stanford Law School

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The development coordinator for annual giving in External Relations at Stanford Law School provides a full range of administrative services to support the fundraising efforts of three gift officers. This includes their related annual giving programs (reunion and non-reunion solicitation, young alumni engagement, class gift) and volunteer engagement/management. In this fast-paced and highly dynamic office environment, the development coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, collaborates closely with the broader Annual Giving and Alumni Relations teams, administrative peers, and others to fulfill duties. We are looking for a candidate who is thorough, efficient, and reliable in their work product. Sense of humor, strong communication and writing skills are a must.

Stanford is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. Each member of the External Relations team plays a role in providing the donors with the attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic and volunteer experience. The Development Coordinator must develop a thorough understanding of the objectives, priorities, and projects of Stanford Law School and Stanford University. S/he will work closely with all members of the External Relations Office to support the full range of activities of the law school's annual giving program.


  • Provide project and administrative support.
  • Assist in the design, publication, and production of fundraising materials.
  • Build a network of relevant contacts, and stay informed on current university initiatives and activities.
  • Review and track funds and report on use of gifts, as assigned.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of events and donor cultivation, as needed.
  • Retrieve information about prospects and donors, update records, and generate simple reports using the university external relations database.
  • Track budget(s), and process reimbursements for department.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and one year relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office suite and/or Google docs.
  • Knowledge of database systems, such as Microsoft Access. Familiarity with Salesforce, Raisers' Edge, and/or Stanford's proprietary development database a plus.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding communication skills and exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.

    Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.


  • 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 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.


  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends


  • 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,

    Job: Development

    Location: School of Law
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

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    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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