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 Stanford Law School is one of the top rated law schools in the world. At SLS, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions. True to our roots in Silicon Valley and our Stanford heritage, we focus on the future not the past. Experimentation, exploration, the translation of new knowledge into entrepreneurial solutions: All are in our DNA.
The Office of External Relations is a collaborative and entrepreneurial team committed to a donor-centric approach to development. External Relations is made up of major gifts, annual giving, alumni relations, and donor relations and development communications. JOB PURPOSE: The Development Project Manager will serve a critical role in supporting the major gift team in a diverse range of areas including data and reporting, events, donor and volunteer correspondence, and administrative support. Reporting to the Director of Development, Major Gifts, the project manager will provide support to major gift and corporate and foundation relations officers, and help the major gift team achieve its ambitious goals be establishing and implementing effective data and reporting systems and delivering project and administrative services. The successful candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual interested in joining a dynamic and hard-working team, a self-starter who takes initiative, like to own projects and is able to prioritize his/her/their work. CORE DUTIES*:
Assist the major gift officers in tracking, analyzing, and reporting on fundraising progress.
Provide assistance with travel and complex meeting scheduling for major gift team.
Create and manage list reviews and donor/project proposals.
Help draft confidential briefing memoranda and prospect backgrounds for law school dean, faculty, and university leaders, to prepare them for individual meetings and events.
Maintain updates to the database including entering contact reports, log a call, and updating strategy and solicitation information.
Support major gift team in major gift, next generation or other event needs including creating invitation lists, tracking attendance, assisting with logistics and other event details.
Develop a comprehensive knowledge of SLS-including knowing the names of key volunteers and donors-and how they help SLS.
Compose and edit internal and external correspondence.
Help train and support volunteers, and track their activities in the university external relations database.
Retrieve information about prospects and donors, review and update records, and generate complex reports using the university external relations database.
Track budget and conduct financial projections for department
Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy files.
Prepare gift transmittals and troubleshoot issues with the Development Services department and the Controller's Office.
Build and maintain a network of relevant contacts within the OOD and the university in general, and stay informed on current development priorities, university initiatives, and activities.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Customer service focus and good interpersonal skills
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to interact with a wide range of people using a high degree of professionalism
Excellent administrative skills including minimum typing speed of 65wpm and calendar management experience
Strong proficiency with information technology, including Microsoft Office and database systems such as Salesforce and Oracle
Flexibility to work as part of a team, or independently as needed
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing multiple concurrent projects, meeting deadlines, and achieving goals
Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through
Demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative
Good judgment, high energy, a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor
Knowledge of Stanford, higher education, and/or development desired
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.
* - 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. WORKING CONDITIONS:
May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends
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.
Location: School of Law, Stanford, 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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.