Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement

California, United States
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Job purpose:

Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director, Development, the Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement is responsible for leading and managing the engagement team within DAPER. The engagement team is responsible for the communications, events, and stewardship that support DAPER’s fundraising goals.

Core duties*:

  • Responsible for overall operations management of the stewardship function including reporting, acknowledgements, production of collateral, project management, and publication production.
  • Responsible for strategy design and implementation of creative, consistent, and donor-centric donor reporting and recognition programs.
  • In partnership with senior leaders, design and implement strategy for creative, consistent, efficient, and donor-centric reporting, acknowledgment, and recognition programs for DAPER’s top donors. Ensure that donors receive comprehensive and timely reporting in accordance with the university's stewardship standards. 
  • Maintain relationships with gift officers and donors.
  • Design and project manage donor recognition events.
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Athletics Directors, Development, lead the development event strategy. Work cohesively with team members and Development Events to execute events.
  • Lead production of white papers and additional collateral.
  • Maintain open channels of communications with colleagues across the university.
  • Responsible for the allocation of resources for the engagement function.
  • Manage the engagement staff including hiring, training, setting individual performance goals, and completing annual performance reviews.
  • Oversee timely, accurate, and meaningful acknowledgement of gifts. 
  • May set priorities for stewardship team(s) and manage their overall effectiveness. Develop tracking methods for reporting of the team's overall productivity.
  • Ability to travel on occasion for special events.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Ability to understand and articulate how stewardship supports and advances the broader fundraising agenda.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit high-level correspondence.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong client service orientation and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Must be able to find and interpret relevant information.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling confidential and sensitive material.

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 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.

About DAPER:

Each position in DAPER is responsible for playing its role in promoting the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics programs and for the reputation of Stanford University. The responsibilities of this position include insuring that all activities are conducted in a manner that furthers the University’s reputation for integrity, and enhances positive relationships between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, each position must comply with NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.