Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Assistant Director, Due Diligence Research
Job Number: 86156
Assistant Director, Due Diligence Research
(Development Research Analyst 1)
Medical Center Development
Stanford Medicine is comprised of Stanford's School of Medicine, a premier medical school, and Stanford Health Care, a nationally recognized health care system. Stanford's top-ranking Medical Center Development (MCD) office, a division within the Office of Development (OOD), supports the work of Stanford Health Care and Stanford School of Medicine by continuing to build upon the generous support of its donor community.
We seek experienced candidates for a new Assistant Director, Due Diligence Research to join the MCD team.You will oversee the intake, tracking, and notification process for the MCD donor vetting effort. You will perform sensitive philanthropic due diligence research and provide high quality assessments around reputational risk, negative news, legal issues, or other office sanctions related to prospective donors. If you have research experience, sensitivity to privacy standards, diplomacy and the ability to operate independently, then this position might be for you. You will report to the Director of Research, Strategic Reporting and Prospect Advancement, while working closely with colleagues on the Major Gifts team within MCD and the wider Stanford Office of Development, particularly the Office of Planned Giving and other key external colleagues.
Stanford is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. Every member of the OOD staff plays a role in providing the university's donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience.
Your responsibilities include:
Independently providing consultation and expertise in due diligence assessments. Managing a negative news alert and background checks processes. Collaborating with MCD colleagues to ensure these processes are completed as necessary.
Conducting due diligence research notes with detailed vetting on prospective donors. Researching and analyzing prospective donor's background information, interests, pattern pf philanthropy, relationships using a variety of databases, publications, and other on-line services. Assisting supervisor in communicating due diligence methodology, processes, and procedures.
Overseeing the day to day due diligence research request tracking process. Notifying fundraisers, fundraising managers, and other key personnel of any status updates, as appropriate.
Being able to pivot to more traditional prospect research depending on current due diligence demand flow. Undertaking prospect and donor research, analyzing and summarizing qualitative and quantitative data, preparing detailed reports on individuals, and in some cases, corporations, and foundations identified as prospective donors, and recommend strategies. May prepare presentations to summarize findings.
Tracking prospect activity and providing historical records of prospect/donor relationship with the institution and other philanthropic organizations.
Communicating and educating fundraisers and in-team colleagues about trends in the emerging field of due diligence/reputational research in philanthropy.
Identifying ways to improve the dissemination and storage of due diligence-related information.
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.
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 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. To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and two years related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Experience in prospect research and/or background vetting and due diligence on individuals.
Ability to work within a team environment.
Strong communication, analytic and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated strong computer skills including advanced Excel skills.
Excellent track record of experience with on-line database and internet searches.
Ability to manage own workload and client relationship and needs.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks; frequently sitting; frequently use a telephone.
Occasionally stand/walk, light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
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, https://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for YouImagine 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 speaker.
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.
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Location: Office of Development, Redwood City, 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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