Associate Director, Young Alumni and Student Development
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 95199
Position is open to in-person, hybrid, or remote work. Travel is required.
The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education (est. 1994) is the university's primary annual fund for undergraduate alumni, parents, and students. Reporting to the Director of The Stanford Fund, the Associate Director, Young Alumni and Student Development will lead our engagement and solicitation efforts for current students and Young Alumni (1-9 years from graduation).
The ideal candidate for this position is eager to educate rising stars on the benefits of philanthropy in general and supporting Stanford in particular. They enjoy working with energetic and passionate people, aren't afraid of innovating and trying new strategies to create fun and compelling experiences, and prefer working in a relaxed environment with big impact.
Your responsibilities will include*:
Overseeing all aspects of the planning, implementation, and execution of initiatives centered on increasing brand awareness, engagement, and giving through The Stanford Fund with current students and young alumni (1-9 years from graduation).
Managing a team composed of the Associate Director, Recent Graduate Development and the Assistant Director, Student Development.
Leading The Stanford Fund's Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, including recruiting new members, building relationships with existing members, educating and training members to serve as class ambassadors for various projects, planning and executing bi-annual meetings, and soliciting all members for annual leadership-level gifts.
Considering our commitment to the values of belonging, equity & access, integrity, learning, and anti-racism while engaging in all job responsibilities.
Collaborating with the Direct Marketing and Development Communications teams to develop and execute a coordinated marketing strategy for young alumni (1-9 years from graduation).
Working with a small portfolio of assigned undergraduate alumni, including building relationships through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts; soliciting leadership-level gifts; and identifying possible volunteers and lead donors for reunion campaigns and other development initiatives.
Tracking, analyzing, and reporting results of development activities (engagement, outreach, marketing, and solicitations) to internal and external constituencies as requested.
Staying informed on current university-wide and development initiatives and activities, as well as overall student and young alumni sentiment.
Assisting the Director of The Stanford Fund in overseeing the budget for the Student and Young Alumni Development group, including tracking expenditures and reconciling monthly budget statements.
Traveling up to 8 times per year for conferences, donor meetings, team building, and events.
Working with other development officers to carry out engagement strategies for legacy families and recent graduates with known ability to make major gifts to Stanford.
* Other duties may also be assigned.
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, relationship building, and volunteer management, preferably in a higher education environment.
Management experience, including recruiting, evaluating, and mentoring staff.
Experience working in annual giving, including executing multichannel marketing campaigns.
Demonstrated project management skills, including organizing and managing multiple complex projects with competing deadlines.
Commitment to a collaborative and empathetic culture, with the patience, persistence, and flexibility to build consensus and facilitate decision-making across multiple constituencies.
Experience working with recent graduates and/or student leaders is desirable.
Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support.
Familiarity with Marketo and Salesforce is desirable.
Ability and willingness to develop and lead new strategies.
Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or Google Workspace equivalents.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
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.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class 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.
Occasional work on weekends and evenings.
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.
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.
The Office of Development (OOD) advances Stanford's mission by raising philanthropic support from alumni, parents, families, friends, and institutional funders. Working in concert with volunteers and academic leaders, OOD staff members strive to accelerate Stanford's purposeful impact in the world. 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.
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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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