Development Officer Specialist, University Major Gifts

California, United States
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

(Development Officer Specialist)

University Major Gifts

Job Code: 4288

Grade: H

Exempt, 100% FTE

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Reporting to the Regional Development Director, East Coast in University Major Gifts, a unit within the Office of Development (OOD), the Assistant Director, Development Programs is responsible for helping to strengthen engagement and stewardship of donors, alumni and friends in partnership with assigned major gifts officers. S/he will operate independently in assigned areas to enhance the capacity of gift officers for greater strategic focus. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with regional gift officers, help to develop the strategy and manage the logistics for key engagement events and individual appointments associated with leadership and faculty travel. Work directly with key regional volunteers regarding events and other key projects. May lead, manage and participate in events.
  • Assist with establishing and deepening key donor and alumni engagement with Stanford through meaningful contacts. This will include drafting thoughtful written materials, (proposals, thank you letters, and stewardship materials), as well as monitoring, analyzing and reporting overall results to internal and external constituencies.
  • Work with major gifts officers to implement and manage programs to involve targeted populations of fundraising and volunteer activities.
  • Work directly with stewardship and communications staff to develop and implement innovative stewardship strategies and programs.
  • As appropriate, communicate with regional volunteers around volunteer assignments and provide staff support to regional committees
  • Conduct informal prospect research by summarizing and preparing background information to assist major gifts officers evaluating prospects within their portfolios.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Advanced ability with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Outstanding communication skills and exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituents.
  • Proficiency with database systems, such as Microsoft Access.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
  • Ability to take leadership role on projects.

Why Stanford 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 excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

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.

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.

How to apply:

We invite you to apply for the position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application. The cover letter should briefly describe why you believe you are a good fit for this position.