Assistant Director, Student & Young Alumni Development

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Assistant Director, Student & Young Alumni Development

Job Number:
75303

Assistant Director, Student and Young Alumni Development

Annual Giving Officer 1 Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE: Assist with administration and design of annual appeals and the annual fund cycle. Prioritize solicitation of prospects, and track and analyze results of development activities.

SPECIFIC POSITION SUMMARY: The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education was established in 1994 as the university's primary annual fund for undergraduate alumni, parents, and students. The Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Development oversees the planning, implementation and support for undergraduate class-based programs that educate students about The Stanford Fund, encourage participation through giving and volunteer service, and cultivate future alumni leaders for Stanford.


CORE DUTIES*:
  • Manage the Senior Gift campaign. Assist in the administration of these annual appeals and the annual fund cycle, such as direct mail, email, video, and phone appeals.
  • Prioritize solicitation of prospects, prepare background information, and, as appropriate, engage with volunteers to further solicitation priorities. This will include identifying, recruiting and training 8-12 leaders to serve as Senior Gift co-chairs, as well as a broad, diverse committee to serve as ambassadors for the campaign.
  • Manage a campaign to drive gift participation from the First Year Out class, building on the success of their Senior Gift.
  • Track and analyze results of development activities (outreach; marketing), solicitation assignments, and progress.
  • Prioritize solicitation of prospects, prepare background information, and, as appropriate, engage with volunteers to further solicitation priorities. This will include identifying, recruiting and training 8-12 leaders to serve as Senior Gift co-chairs, as well as a broad, diverse committee to serve as ambassadors for the campaign.
  • Contribute to the design of annual appeals (e.g., direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels) to target.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies as requested by Director.
  • Stay informed on current university development initiatives and activities. Additional CORE DUTIES May Include:

    • Plan and execute outreach programs to educate current undergraduate students about The Stanford Fund and the importance of philanthropy.
    • Assist the Director in overseeing the budget for the Student and Young Alumni Development group, including tracking expenditures and reconciling monthly budget statements. .
    • Assist the Director in identifying, recruiting and training additional young Alumni volunteers to serve as Class Agents in non-reunion years.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with direct mail, telemarketing, and/or database marketing.
  • Familiarity with fundraising in a higher education environment is desirable.
  • Ability to learn new strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with student organizations and/or student leaders.
  • Knowledge of Stanford University is desirable. Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Occasionally stand/walk, light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks; frequently sitting; frequently use a telephone.
  • 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.


    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Ability to occasionally work on weekends and evenings. 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.

    Finalist candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

    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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