Position is open to in-person, hybrid, or remote work. Travel is required.
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. Reporting to the Associate Director, Engagement and Annual Giving, the Assistant Director, Engagement is charged with both stewarding current donors to The Stanford Fund and leading engagement campaign targeting leadership donors. The position is a critical part of our efforts to showcase the impact of giving, connect donors with students, and ensure alumni have a sense of confidence and pride in supporting Stanford.
Specifically, the Assistant Director, Engagement will write and produce a variety of cross-channel stewardship pieces, manage large mailings of stewardship materials to Stanford Fund donors, and help plan both virtual and in-person stewardship events. This is a great opportunity to further a career in communications, donor relations, or annual giving, with exposure to many different facets of development.
Your responsibilities will include*:
Managing the creation and timely delivery of stewardship materials, which include gift acknowledgments and communications voiced by a variety of stakeholders including volunteers, staff, and students.
In collaboration with the Director of The Stanford Fund, planning and executing both in-person and virtual events for leadership-level donors, including the annual President's Fund Reception.
Working closely with the Donor Relations team and front-line fundraisers to produce and distribute bi-annual reporting for the Stanford Fund Scholarship program.
Tracking and analyzing stewardship and engagement campaigns, and reporting results and recommendations to internal and external audiences as requested by the Associate Director, Engagement and Annual Giving and the Director of The Stanford Fund.
Considering our commitment to the values of belonging, equity & access, integrity, learning, and anti-racism while engaging in all job responsibilities.
Retrieving donor and prospect information, updating records, and generating reports using Salesforce and Stanford's external relations database.
Coordinating with the Partnership Program Coordinator, who also reports to the Associate Director, Engagement and Annual Giving, to gather and edit student content for use in solicitations, stewardship, social media, and other projects as needed.
Maintaining accurate documentation for all active projects.
Staying informed on current university-wide and development initiatives and activities, as well as overall student and alumni sentiment.
Assisting the Associate Director, Engagement and Annual Giving in tracking expenditures and reconciling budget statements.
Participating in special projects and supporting colleagues on The Stanford Fund team as needed.
Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
* Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Proven ability to write and edit content in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
Demonstrated project management skills, including organizing and managing multiple complex projects with competing deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and effectively develop relationships that enhance overall development goals.
Commitment to a collaborative and empathetic culture, with the patience, persistence, and flexibility to build consensus and facilitate decision-making across multiple constituencies.
Familiarity with Marketo and Salesforce is desirable.
Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or Google Workspace equivalents.
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;
* - 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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?