Development Officer 1

Stanford University

Development Officer 1

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Stanford Medicine, which comprises Stanford University Medical School - a premier research-intensive medical school - and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics - nationally recognized for quality patient care and leading-edge technology - seeks experienced candidates for a field fundraising position. Medical Center Development (MCD is the organization that supports Stanford Medicine) has accomplished a tremendous amount over the past six years including the launch in 2012 of the $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine and the creation of a comprehensive grateful patient program. The campaign concluded in August of 2016 having raised $1.71B, concurrent to the end of Stanford University President John L. Hennessy's tenure. Medical Center Development will continue to fundraise for key institutional priorities, including the Hospital, the Transforming Cancer Care Initiative, the Biomedical Innovation Initiative and the Biomedical Innovation Building. The team raises $300M+ in cash annually.

JOB PURPOSE: Implement a specific fundraising program with a focus on discovery and timely responses to donors rated below $250K that are referred by faculty. Operate independently in assigned areas and take responsibility for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities. Work with staff, donors, volunteers, and other university staff to assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with all university constituencies.

  • Based on fundraising analysis, develop strategies for development activities, solicitation assignments, and progress. Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
  • Steward and manage established relationships to maximize engagement, renew modest or annual giving, and present new opportunities; cultivate and solicit gifts to the university.
  • Stay informed on current university initiatives and activities.
  • Implement and manage programs to involve targeted populations in fundraising and volunteer activities.
  • Partner with our Annual Giving colleagues to execute some annual giving appeals and renewals.
  • Work with a dynamic portfolio of prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with individuals through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
  • Prioritize prospects, prepare background information, make faculty or volunteer assignments as appropriate, and follow up to ensure completion of assigned solicitations as needed.
  • Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization. * - Other duties may also be assigned 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 in a dynamic and evolving environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of people including faculty, volunteers and colleagues across Stanford.
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal) and exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituents. 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.

  • 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,

    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:

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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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