Director of Individual Giving, Office of External Relations, Stanford Law School
Job Number: 87010
Development Manager 2 Grade: N
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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.
Stanford Law School is hiring a Director of Individual Giving. Reporting to the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Director of Individual Giving will play a key leadership role for the team while leading, the major gift team, the annual giving team, and overseeing a portfolio.
In coordination with the Associate Dean, plan and implement a fundraising strategy for the major gift team and annual giving team. Operate independently in assigned areas and take responsibility for developing a strategy to lead the regional and initiative strategy across the prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities for assigned portfolio. Work with staff, donors, volunteers, faculty, and other university staff to assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with all university constituencies.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Director of Individual Giving, is responsible for the design, implementation, management, and assessment of all aspects of the major gifts field fundraising operation at Stanford Law School as well as the annual giving field fundraisers. They work with school leaders to shape development opportunities and fundraising strategies, and create and staff volunteer structures to complement high-priority initiatives.
The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing a team of eight full-time staff, as well as leveraging efforts of colleagues from across the school and Stanford to build and execute successful programs and advance the highest priorities of the school. The Director also serves as a senior field fundraiser, managing a significant portfolio of individual major and principal gift prospects. The Director is expected to set the example for and inspire individual performance, as well as provide oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship to the major gifts and stewardship and development communications teams.
The Director of Individual Giving is a member of the school's external relations leadership team and is a critical participant in defining, implementing and assessing the school's development strategy, working closely with the Dean, Associate Dean, faculty, fellow senior staff, high-level volunteers, and donors. The Director manages internal processes to ensure the success of the Dean and the Associate Dean in all external relations activities on behalf of the school, and represent the school to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Demonstrated fundraising experience, sensitivity, and diplomacy.
Excellent judgment, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to lead and motivate others and earn the respect of associates at all levels.
Strategic skills to craft and help implement fundraising plans.
Demonstrated managerial talent in guiding major gifts efforts.
Customer service expertise serving faculty.
Proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing and balancing donor and faculty relationships.
Ability to manage a large number of fundraising activities simultaneously.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Effective management experience and excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience recruiting, evaluating, mentoring, and placing staff.
Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals, including strong volunteer management skills.
* - 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.
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.
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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