Director, Class Giving
Director, Class Giving
Job Number: 78131
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Oversee a wide range of fundraising activities. Manage and assess the annual fund programs and activities for a school or unit for overall effectiveness. Manage reunion and leadership giving officers, working with the team to maximize individual, program and department goals by providing oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship. Maintain small portfolio of high end leadership giving prospects and solicit for annual gifts.
- Oversee and responsible for class-based reunion giving and non-reunion leadership giving programs. Partner with director of the Stanford Fund on stewardship, direct mail and e-mail solicitations. Partner with director to provide strategic oversight and management for young alumni effort, including student education and a graduating class gift program.
- Assess short and long-range plans for achieving program and fund goals, setting and monitoring the general budget for the team, and motivating, assisting and evaluating staff.
- Manage annual giving officers and support staff, working with the team to maximize individual, program and department goals by providing oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship.
- Interact with key volunteers, board members, leadership donors, students, Development Office managers, and senior staff.
- Responsible for directly managing a portfolio of individual prospects with the potential to make annual gifts at leadership levels.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Four to six years of supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Significant experience as a manager and in field fundraising positions, preferably with a strong background in annual and reunion giving.
- Proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates initiative, creativity, managerial and interpersonal skills. Well-developed leadership abilities and a willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively.
- Demonstrated ability to manage, organize, motivate, and delegate to others, including volunteers. Proven success in managing, mentoring and retaining a professional fund raising staff. Ability to address performance issues as they arise.
- Ability to articulate a compelling case for discretionary annual giving in a complex internal and external fundraising environment.
- Strong experience in analyzing and interpreting data to drive strategies and the ability to conceptualize, develop, implement and assess strategic development activities.
- The ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally and the ability to articulate and advocate for institutional goals clearly.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to collaborate, build team spirit, and achieve results within a diverse population that may possess competing interests, opinions, and/or expectations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- 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.
- 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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 the job.
Location: Office of Development
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.