Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
June 23, 2018
Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
Job Number: 79241
Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni RelationsJob Code: 4283 Job Grade: J The Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and management and execution of an alumni-focused annual giving program. The goals of the annual giving program are to provide a reliable source of unrestricted dollars available to the dean to meet needs and priorities for the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and to build a strong pipeline for philanthropic support for the school through the acquisition of new donors and the retention and upgrading of existing donors. The Associate Director oversees all aspects of the annual giving program, centered on the Stanford Earth Fund, including direct marketing, personal cultivation and solicitation of leadership annual giving donors, and comprehensive stewardship for annual donors at all levels. The successful candidate will understand data segmentation and be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing a variety of annual giving strategies. The Associate Director also oversees the strategy, planning, and execution of activities and programs that keep the school's alumni engaged and connected with the school and the Stanford Earth community. To accomplish this, the Associate Director works with volunteers, faculty, students, and other staff to develop, implement, and evaluate alumni activities, events, programs, services, educational opportunities, and communications. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of and proficiency in building communities and creating connections; understanding of volunteer management, and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. This position will be on Stanford's main campus in Palo Alto. Core Duties* Annual Giving:
Design annual giving programs and goals targeted at increasing unrestricted support for a school or unit.
Develop annual giving strategies, and track and analyze results.
Work closely with colleagues across schools, units and programs to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
Identify and prioritize prospects and, as appropriate, make volunteer assignments, prepare background information for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
Identify, recruit, and train volunteers, and maintain frequent contact with them through meetings, visits, email, and telephone calls.
Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
Manage projects as needed.
Develop and implement an overall strategy to build affinity with undergraduate and graduate alumni populations that encompasses communications, outreach and campus/school engagement.
Manage and staff projects such as regional industry conferences attended by alumni; school events, including graduate welcome, commencement, reunions, etc.
Represent the school at university SAA meetings and coordinate activities.
Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs.
Evaluate alumni programs and services for customer satisfaction.
* - Other duties may also be assignedMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five 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).
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
Occasional work on weekends and evenings.
Stanford work experience strongly preferred.
Note: 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. The School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences The Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3) develops the knowledge and talent to understand the workings of the planet and to help solve resource and environmental challenges. The School includes a range of disciplines in geosciences, Earth system science, and energy resources engineering, and includes both disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience a culture of excellence. As one of the world's premier research institutions, Stanford University has launched hundreds of initiatives solely for the betterment of humanity. Here, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, collaboration and professional growth. We offer career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. 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. In order to be considered for this position you MUST submit a resume plus a 1-page cover letter.
Location: School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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