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Sr. Associate Director of Annual Giving

Employer
Stanford University
Location
California, United States
Salary
$108,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund
Fields
Education, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is seeking a full-time Sr. Associate Director of Annual Giving to lead the planning, implementation, and continuation of programs which increase annual giving dollars and engage alums and other individual friends in the life of the GSE.

 

ABOUT US

The Stanford University 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, 14,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr. Associate Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for managing all aspects of the GSE’s Annual Giving Program including developing and executing long-term annual giving strategies that are aligned with major gifts, leadership annual giving, alumni relations, event marketing, and event planning. Reporting to the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving is an essential member of the External Relations team. The position plays an active role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of individual donors, elevating annual giving donors to leadership giving levels, and meeting dean’s discretionary and operating budget goals.

 

In this role, you will:

  • Work with a portfolio of assigned prospective and current donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support. Regularly solicit and close 5- and 6-figure annual gifts.
  • Partner with gift officers in the GSE and across campus to cultivate, solicit and steward annual and major gifts as a part of a volunteer, reunion, or other special engagement.
  • Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities, typically encompassing single campaigns.
  • Identify, recruit, and train volunteers, and maintain frequent contact with them through meetings, visits, email, and telephone calls. Participate in preparing volunteers for future service, including serving on the BoT or other high-level committees, through educating them about the philanthropic work of the university and engaging them in solicitation.
  • Identify and prioritize prospects and, as appropriate, make volunteer assignments, prepare background information for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts, uncovering information about their philanthropic priorities and capacity.
  • When appropriate, make introductions to leadership annual giving and major gifts officers and facilitate cultivation activities for major gifts asks.
  • Work closely with other colleagues in development to align program goals with the overall giving goals of the university's development organization.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
  • Using sophisticated analytics, and involving volunteer and internal leadership input, design annual gift programs and goals targeted at increasing unrestricted support for the GSE.

 

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with fundraising in a higher education environment.
  • Ability to develop and initiate new strategies.
  • Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans, and handling emergencies when necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with diverse constituencies and effectively develops relationships that enhance overall development goals.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously.
  • Skilled at articulating compelling cases for major gifts and annual discretionary support.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


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.

 

The expected pay range for this position is $108k to $120k per annum/hour. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

 

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.
  • Enviable resources. 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 Now” button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and résumé 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.

 

The expected pay range for this position is $108k to $120k per annum/hour. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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