Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Stanford Law School

Sep 11, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Stanford Law School

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Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

As a member of the Annual Giving team at Stanford Law school, this field fundraiser is part of a team focused on building philanthropic relationships between SLS and its alumni and friends. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of engagement, cultivation, and solicitation for alumni celebrating their 10th, 20th, 30th, and 40th reunions, as well as cultivating and soliciting support from alumni in specific territories across the U.S. He/she will develop and implement fundraising strategies, and assist with designing and managing language and content for related print and electronic appeals. He/she partner with colleagues and influence them toward shared goals of class-specific participation and giving annually.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, he/she will also function as a qualification officer, identifying prospects for future, long-term engagement.

  • Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
  • Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities.
  • Identify and prioritize prospects, make volunteer prospects assignments, prepare background material for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through personal visits, phone calls, and other meaningful contacts.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies, as needed.
  • Assist with design and management of appeals (e.g., direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels) to target key populations to maximize fundraising potential.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and three 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) and/or Google drive.
    Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
  • 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.
  • 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,

    Job: Development

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

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

    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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