Senior Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts (Neuroscience-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
Job Number: 89137
Stanford Medicine is comprised of Stanford University School of Medicine, a premier research-intensive medical school, and Stanford Health Care, a hospital that is nationally recognized for quality patient care and leading-edge technology. 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. Stanford also believes that diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand and so hires individuals with a commitment to working effectively with colleagues and donors from diverse backgrounds.
Stanford's top-ranking Medical Center Development (MCD) team continues to build upon the generous support of its donor community, and is in the early stages of planning the next major fundraising effort in which Stanford Medicine will have newly-defined philanthropic priorities in alignment with the Stanford University-wide strategic vision.
We seek experienced candidates for a Senior Associate Director of Development to support the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and select faculty in the neurosciences. This position is responsible for supporting fundraising efforts focused on priorities defined by the Department Chair, other targets of opportunity, as well as the construction of a new 30-bed inpatient psychiatry unit. The gift officer in this position directly engages with approximately 100 faculty members on average each year, handling questions about philanthropy, providing training, developing strategies and materials, making assignments to other gift officers as appropriate, and other activities. These faculty members include division and section chairs, faculty with substantial research portfolios, faculty prioritized by the chair, and others who have had an inquiry from a potential donor.
This position requires sensitivity, discretion, diplomacy and the ability to operate independently in a highly collaborative environment while representing Stanford Medicine. If you have the strategic skills necessary to simultaneously balance prospect identification and solicitation, coordinate internal support activities, including faculty management and case development, while building donor-centric, meaningful relationships, then this position is for you. You will work closely with faculty, staff, volunteers, and other university constituencies to establish and maintain stellar relationships on behalf of Stanford Medicine. Initially, the position would support psychiatry full-time with the possibility of taking on additional prospects from other divisions once fully established in the position. You will report to the Director, Specialist Fundraising.
The position will directly manage a portfolio of approximately 75-100 major gifts prospects rated at capable of making a gift between $250,000 - $10M. The position partners with other specialists (fundraisers with strategic responsibility for a specific department or initiative, faculty management, and prospect portfolios) and generalists (fundraisers focused solely on prospect portfolios) within MCD and other fundraisers across the university Stanford to cultivate potential donors for Stanford Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Stanford University. This position works directly with faculty throughout the department to source prospects, manage and develop the pipeline, and cultivate and solicit gifts directly and with colleagues.
Developing philanthropic goals, objectives, and strategies for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medicine, and Stanford University.
Growing and managing your own portfolio of approximately 75-100 prospective donors, to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support; tracking engagement strategies, solicitations and progress.
Providing other gift officers with psychiatry and neuroscience prospects in their portfolio counsel on content and strategy, assistance with proposals, and introductions to relevant faculty.
Taking responsibility for a wide range of fundraising activities, including maintaining an active level of contacts, identifying new prospective donors and volunteers, providing stewardship, and coordinating volunteer fundraising efforts.
Enhancing relationships between current and prospective major donors and the department chair, faculty, dean, staff, students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, and volunteers.
Development of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science materials in collaboration with partner groups within MCD, and participation in ongoing training of field staff.
Staying informed on current university initiatives and activities.
Managing and building relationships with department leadership, key faculty members, and clinical and administrative staff, in order to continuously grow the prospect pipeline.
Preparing faculty for donor meetings, responding to donor requests for information and written proposals, and engaging with volunteers to assist with cultivation/solicitation where appropriate.
Developing relationships of mutual respect and trust with faculty and colleagues who are the critical portal for prospects for this department.
Working with MCD staff, donors, volunteers, and other university staff to assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with all university constituencies.
Working closely with other development colleagues to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
Collaborating with Stanford Patient Services and faculty to discretely and confidentially respond to inquiries from donors, families, and other gift officers for referrals to Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences practitioners, services, and programs.
Ability to keep a sense of urgency in gift discussions, being adaptable, achievement-oriented and confident.
Ability to take information from many sources and distill it to core messages that are communicated to different audiences.
Commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation.
Demonstrated experience mentoring and working with volunteers, faculty, and staff.
Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support programs.
Ability to translate complex concepts into compelling development proposals.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, top executives, and community leaders.
Advanced ability with Microsoft Office suite.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk.
Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class drivers 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.
May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel may be required.
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.
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. Additional Information
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.
Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
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.