The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top-ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, over 14,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. What You'll Do:
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks to hire a fulltime Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving to join the External Relations team. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, this fundraiser will focus on outreach to the following donor populations: leadership annual giving donors to the school, GSE Dean's Circle members (a subset of our most loyal donors - those who've given at least fifteen of the last twenty years) and prospective planned giving donors, as well as new donors and those who have significantly increased their annual giving to the GSE recently. This colleague will partner closely across the entire External Relations team, and particularly with alumni relations, in thinking about meaningful engagement opportunities for donors in this fundraiser's portfolio. Identify and prioritize new donor prospects, cultivate ongoing relationships with a portfolio of assigned prospects and assist in developing fundraising strategies.
Core duties will include (but are not limited to):
The ideal candidate for this position is enthusiastic, goal-oriented, interested in joining a dynamic and hard-working team and confident in a primarily outward-facing role.
Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities.
Identify and prioritize prospects and prepare appropriate follow-up from visits and background material for solicitations.
Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni and friends through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of three years of direct experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience with fundraising in a higher education environment.
Ability to develop and initiate new strategies.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and effectively develop relationships that enhance overall development goals
Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously, with careful attention to detail.
Skilled at articulating compelling cases for philanthropic support of an organization's top priorities.
Adept at problem solving and creating contingency plans when necessary.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines, while still maintaining a sense of flexibility.
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and an aptitude for learning database management programs. Postgrads experience strongly preferred.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
Occasional work on weekends and evenings. Some travel may be required.
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:
Freedomto 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.
Discoveryandfun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviableresources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply: We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more.
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.
Location: Graduate School of Education, 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.