Assistant Regional Director of Development

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Assistant Regional Director of Development

Stanford University

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Job Code: 4291
Job Grade: I

A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking a full-time Assistant Regional Director of Development.

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenge.

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Major Gifts for the San Francisco Bay Area, the Assistant Regional Director of Development will assist with planning and implementing a specific fundraising program for the Hoover Institution, focusing on a portfolio of active donors and pipeline of new donors. Working with leaders in Silicon Valley and other key markets, s/he will operate independently in assigned areas and take responsibility for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities. This individual will also cultivate and manage the Hoover Legacy Society, a community of donors who are making planned gifts to the Hoover Institution.


  • 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 established relationships to maximize engagement, renew annual giving, and present new opportunities; cultivate and solicit gifts to Hoover.
  • Stay informed on current Hoover Institution and university initiatives and activities.
  • Implement and manage programs to involve targeted populations in fundraising and volunteer activities which includes the Hoover Legacy Society.
  • Design and manage appeals (e.g., direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels) to target key populations to maximize fundraising potential.
  • Engage and recruit volunteers, where appropriate make volunteer assignments, prepare background information for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
  • Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.

  • Work with the Regional Director of Major Gifts to identify, develop, prioritize and manage a portfolio of assigned prospects and current donors.
  • Develop programs to best engage identified donor populations and systems to track progress toward a major gifts pipeline, with an initial focus in Hoover key markets.
  • Educate and provide informational materials to colleagues and prospects/donors regarding planned giving opportunities.
  • Provide stewardship by communicating with donors who have already announced a commitment to planned giving.
  • Help write marketing materials and direct communications for the planned giving program.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Relevant experience may include: Involvement in marketing, finance or another role in which developing personal relationships and crafting persuasive communications are essential.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Outstanding communication skills and exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituents.
    Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated presentation and public speaking abilities.
  • Ability to synthesize data personalizing it to a particular audience.
  • Ability to develop ideas and summarize and draw conclusions for presentation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising.
    Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
  • 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 driver's 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.
  • 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,

    The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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.


    Location: Hoover Institution, California, United States
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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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    Posted: 1/9/2019
    Application Due: 3/11/2019
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