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The Office of Development (OOD) advances Stanford's mission by raising philanthropic support from alumni, parents, families, friends, and institutional funders. Working in concert with volunteers and academic leaders, OOD staff members strive to accelerate Stanford's purposeful impact in the world. Stanford is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. Every member of the Office of Development staff plays a role in providing the university's donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience.
The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education (Est. 1994) is the university's primary annual fund for undergraduate alumni, parents, and students.
The ideal candidate for this position is a teacher and mentor at heart: eager to educate rising stars on the benefits of philanthropy in general and supporting Stanford in particular. They enjoy working with energetic and passionate people, creating compelling and fun programs that instill lasting & positive impressions, and working in a relaxed environment with big impact.
The Assistant Director of Student Development will oversee all aspects of the planning, implementation and support for undergraduate class-based programs that educate students about The Stanford Fund, encourage participation through giving and volunteer service, and cultivate future alumni leaders for Stanford.
Manage the Senior Gift campaign to maximize participation, amplify brand awareness and increase the potential for future young alumni engagement.
Oversee and grow The Stanford Fund's class outreach program, including planning and executing multiple large-scale annual events.
Build relationships with Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior class councils, and manage annual class council funding opportunities.
Assist in the administration and design of marketing campaigns for Senior Gift and other student programming with direct marketing and communications teams (e.g. direct mail, email, texting, and phone appeals).
Prioritize solicitation of prospects, prepare background information, and, as appropriate, engage with volunteers to further solicitation priorities. This will include identifying, recruiting and training 2-3 leaders to serve as Senior Gift co-chairs, as well as a broad, diverse advisory board to serve as ambassadors for the campaign.
Track, analyze and report results of development activities (outreach, marketing, and solicitations) to internal and external constituencies as requested.
Build on the momentum of the Senior Gift campaign by coordinating the transition of top identified class volunteers to Young Alumni engagement activities.
Stay informed on current university development initiatives and activities, and overall student sentiment on campus.
Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Help plan and execute engagement programs to educate young alumni about The Stanford Fund and the importance of philanthropy.
Assist the Director in overseeing the budget for the Student and Young Alumni Development group, including tracking expenditures and reconciling monthly budget statements.
Work with other development officers on engagement strategy for legacy families.
Assist the Director in identifying, recruiting and training additional young Alumni volunteers to serve as young alumni volunteers in non-reunion years.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with email, phone, direct mail, and/or digital marketing.
Experience working with Customer Relationship Management software or basic databases.
Familiarity with fundraising in a higher education environment is desirable.
Experience planning large events.
Experience working with student organizations and/or student leaders.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people both on staff and within alumni base.
Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Good organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Familiarity with Salesforce.com and Vemno is desirable.
Knowledge of Stanford University is desirable.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
Occasionally stand/walk, light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks; frequently sitting; frequently use a telephone.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class 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 the job.
Occasional work on weekends and evenings.
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.
WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:
Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford 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:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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, 12000 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 is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.