Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
The External Relations Office of the School of Engineering at Stanford University is seeking a Development Coordinator to provide support for the Annual Giving team and to assist the office with the efforts involved in fundraising for the School of Engineering. The Development Coordinator reports to the Administrative Operations Manager and provides outstanding office support and a full range of administrative services. The Development Coordinator will be expected to develop a comprehensive knowledge of his/her specific organizational unit and an understanding of the annual giving team's work styles and preferences, assist development staff in the many stages of development procedures and serve as a liaison between field staff, development administrators, volunteers, donors, and university officials. Coordinate and manage logistics of complex donor visits and fundraising trips, including faculty presentations, laboratory demonstrations, meals and other travel arrangements. Help with event support, and other fundraising projects and programs assigned by supervisor.
The External Relations Office works with alumni, faculty, volunteers, and staff to develop programs to engage alumni, donors, and prospective donors in substantive ways in order to strengthen their ties to the School of Engineering, and enhance their willingness to provide financial support for the School.
In this role, you will:
Provide project and administrative support.
Assist development staff in the many stages of design, publication and production of fundraising materials, development procedures, while acting as a liaison between field staff, development administrators, volunteers, donors, and university officials.
Build a network of relevant contacts, and stay informed on current university initiatives and activities.
Review and track funds and report on use of gifts, as assigned.
Assist in the planning and implementation of events for donor cultivation and stewardship, as needed.
Retrieve information about prospects and donors, update records, and generate simple reports using the university external relations database.
Track budget(s), and process reimbursements for department.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Originality and judgment are required to organize assignments and obtain/correlate information from a wide variety of sources.
Must be able to act in an independent and anticipatory manner with minimal supervision, and set own priorities with initial guidance from the team.
Ability to work efficiently, take initiative and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
Strong writing skills with the ability to draft original correspondence and to finalize draft documents for distribution to internal and external audiences with great attention to detail.
Acting as part of a team, ability to provide backup assistance to others.
Demonstrated capabilities with Microsoft Office Suite.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Understanding of and support for the goals and objectives of the fundraising operation and the External Relations operation more broadly.
Experience using Stanford PostGrads (the Stanford University database for alumni and friends) and Oracle Financials (the Stanford University financial database) desirable but not required. Inclination towards embracing technology is appreciated.
Familiarity with Stanford processes and systems preferred.
Knowledge of fundraising techniques.
*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.
Why Stanford is for You 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.
How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your knowledge of the latest software, design standards, and programming language. Provide examples of your ability to solve logical problems for technical applications.
Location: School of Engineering, 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.