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FSI seeks a seasoned and energetic fundraiser to serve as the Assistant Director of Development for the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. S/he will assist in executing a university-wide development program to identify, cultivate and solicit individual prospects and corporate and foundation supporters in support of FSI and its related centers, programs and activities around the university. The Assistant Director of Development will work closely with the Associate Director for Development to translate the identified needs of the institute and its related centers, programs, and activities into a comprehensive fundraising plan. The Assistant Director of Development will pay particular attention to identifying and cultivating a new generation of supporters for FSI.
The holder of this position will be an accomplished fundraiser who will bring energy, creativity, and professionalism to the effort of securing philanthropic support for and awareness of the Institute. The ideal candidate will able to balance a complex set of responsibilities, coordinate with fundraisers across Stanford, and promote collaboration across potentially competing interests.
Specific responsibilities include:
Identify, cultivate, and steward donors in order to raise major gifts for the Institute.
Partner with FSI faculty, program staff, and Office of Development to develop opportunities and close gifts.
Plan, assist, and execute on a variety of donor and alumni events.
This is a 100% FTE, benefits-eligible position. Background check required for all final candidates.
For consideration, please provide resume and cover letter.
Develop solicitation goals, objectives, and strategies for development projects and/or specific donor populations or geographic regions. Cultivate and solicit gifts to the university.
Manage an active portfolio, and track solicitation assignments and progress. Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
Take 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.
Stay informed on current university initiatives and activities, including fundraising efforts of the Long-Range Vision.
Develop relationships leading to gifts in the $250,000 - $5,000,000 range.
Enhance relationships between current and prospective major donors and the school or unit's faculty, students, dean, staff and volunteers.
Design and manage appeals (e.g., email, video, phone, and other channels) to target key populations to maximize fundraising potential.
Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni and prospects through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
Prioritize prospects, prepare background information, make volunteer assignments as appropriate, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
Work with regularity and fluency in CARD, Stanford's Salesforce database for donor and alumni record-keeping. Use reports and data to guide outreach and solicitation strategies.
* - 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.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Interest in international affairs.
Willingness to engage in the vibrant intellectual community at FSI.
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.
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 driver's 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.
Valid passport for international travel.
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.
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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.
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