Reunion Giving Director

Stanford, California
05 Jun 2019
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02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
Reporting to the Business School Fund Director, the Reunion Giving Director is responsible for implementing program strategies to encourage increased dollars and participation in giving from alumni through a variety of volunteer-driven fundraising campaigns and programs.
In this role, you will create and manage alumni solicitations, organize and drive peer outreach efforts, work with a portfolio of assigned prospects to establish ongoing relationships, and solicit alumni for annual commitments ranging from participation gifts to 6-figure leadership contributions. You will also develop and implement fundraising strategies, and assist with designing and managing language for reunion giving appeals.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Develop fundraising strategies, evaluate results across multiple campaigns, and share results with team in order to shape strategy and drive results.
Recruit, manage, and cultivate fundraising volunteers, including frequent through frequent email/phone communications and in-person meetings.
Partner with gift officers across campus to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts as a part of reunion engagement.
Evaluate volunteer and prospect procedures and develop processes to optimize the solicitation and volunteer management experience for donors and volunteers and train team members in these processes.
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 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.
Manage solicitations from inception to completion. This includes writing content, designing collateral, and managing multiple stakeholders. Pieces produced will include direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels.
Identify and prioritize prospects, make volunteer prospects assignments, prepare background material for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
Design reunion gift programs and goals targeted at increasing unrestricted support for Stanford Graduate School of Business
Manage a small team to advance Reunion Giving strategy within the unit.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor’s degree and seven 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 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). Bonus if skilled at Airtable, Marketo, and Salesforce
*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 his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
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