Assistant Director of Stewardship
Assistant Director of Stewardship
Job Number: 81451
Assistant Director of Stewardship Job Code: 4321 Job Grade: G FTE: 100%, Exempt
School of Humanities and Sciences, External Relations - Stewardship
The School of Humanities and Sciences External Relations team is seeking an assistant director of stewardship. Reporting to the director of stewardship, you will work to implement creative, consistent, and donor-centric stewardship in support of Stanford's largest school. Working as part of the External Relations team, the stewardship team is responsible for planning and executing a broad range of stewardship and development communication activities designed to strengthen ties to the School of Humanities and Sciences donors and inspire philanthropic support. If you are a motivated, positive individual, who thrives in a collaborative environment with excellent writing and editing skills and demonstrated strong project management, this role may be a great fit for you!
The School of Humanities and Sciences
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments—from art and art history, English, and history to economics, mathematics, and biology—as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. All undergraduates take a range of courses in H&S that challenge them to think critically about the world and their roles in it. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
The Assistant Director of Stewardship main responsibilities include:
- Managing a portfolio of more than 300 endowed graduate fellowships in order to produce annual narrative reports on behalf of the university by establishing and executing project plans, timelines, tasks, and objectives.
- Executing fiduciary responsibility to ensure that gifts are awarded and utilized in accordance with donor expectations and university policies in a timely manner, resolving discrepancies and escalating when needed.
- Managing the process of requesting gift usage information from beneficiaries, (such as students, faculty). May draft, edit, rewrite, and exercise judgement to determine appropriateness of content.
- Managing the gift acknowledgment process including identifying gifts that qualify for acknowledgement. Ensuring process is completed in a timely manner; working on solutions to avoid possible delays. May write original copy of acknowledgements on behalf of university leaders (e.g., the president, board chair, dean).
- Developing and providing recommendations on best methodologies to engage individual donors by analyzing past trends, researching donor profiles, and collaborating with colleagues to identify and produce key stewardship deliverables.
- Performing an annual audit of assigned portfolios against the development database to ensure that all related documents, fund, stewardee, and beneficiary information is accurate and complete in the database system, identifying and resolving any inaccuracies.
The Assistant Director also:
To be successful in this position, you will bring the following:
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford University provides a world-class liberal arts education. It has top-ranked liberal arts departments as well as engineering programs and professional schools. The university has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample along with your online application. Your cover letter should address your background in stewardship and/or development communications and describe projects and responsibilities that highlight your strengths, attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision making.
Location: Office of Development, California, United States
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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