Young Alumni Reunion Gift Officer
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Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving in The Stanford Fund, a unit of the Office of Development (OOD), the Young Alumni Reunion Gift Officer is responsible for identifying and prioritizing donor prospects, and working with a portfolio of assigned prospects comprised of alumni celebrating Reunion anniversaries.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Work with a portfolio of assigned young alumni prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support of Stanford University.
- Develop a comprehensive Reunion campaign strategy including goal setting, gift pyramid development and lead solicitor planning in order to meet ambitious Reunion fundraising goals for both unrestricted and restricted support.
- Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities.
- Identify and prioritize prospects, make volunteer prospects assignments, prepare background material 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.
- Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies, as needed.
- Assist with design and management of appeals (e.g., direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels) to target key populations to maximize fundraising potential.
- Work with major gifts colleagues to assist with reunion solicitations, leveraging volunteers and class resources as needed.
- Other duties may also be assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and three years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience required. 5 years of experience preferred.
- 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 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).
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!