Assistant Director, Student, Young Alumni Development

California, United States
15 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose:

The Assistant Director, Student Development will oversee all aspects of the planning, implementation and support for undergraduate class-based programs that educate students about The Stanford Fund, encourage participation through giving and volunteer service, and cultivate future alumni leaders for Stanford.

The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education (Est. 1994) is the university’s primary annual fund for undergraduate alumni, parents, and students.

The ideal candidate for this position is a teacher and mentor at heart: 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, creating compelling and fun programs that instill lasting & positive impressions, and working in a relaxed environment with big impact.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the Senior Gift campaign to maximize participation, amplify brand awareness and increase the potential for future young alumni engagement.
  • Oversee and grow The Stanford Fund’s class outreach program, including planning and executing multiple large-scale annual events.
  • Build relationships with Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior class councils, and manage annual class council funding opportunities.
  • Assist in the administration and design of marketing campaigns for Senior Gift and other student programming with direct marketing and communications teams (e.g. direct mail, email, texting, and phone appeals).
  • Prioritize solicitation of prospects, prepare background information, and, as appropriate, engage with volunteers to further solicitation priorities. This will include identifying, recruiting and training 6-8 leaders to serve as Senior Gift co-chairs, as well as a broad, diverse committee to serve as ambassadors for the campaign.
  • Track, analyze and report results of development activities (outreach, marketing, and solicitations) to internal and external constituencies as requested.
  • Build on the momentum of Senior Gift campaign by coordinating the transition of top identified class volunteers to Young Alumni engagement activities.
  • Stay informed on current university development initiatives and activities, and overall student sentiment on campus.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Help plan and execute engagement programs to educate young alumni about The Stanford Fund and the importance of philanthropy.
  • Assist the Director in overseeing the budget for the Student and Young Alumni Development group, including tracking expenditures and reconciling monthly budget statements.
  • Work with other development officers on engagement strategy for legacy families.
  • Assist the Director in identifying, recruiting and training additional young Alumni volunteers to serve as young alumni volunteers in non-reunion years.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience with email, phone, direct mail, and/or digital marketing.
  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management software or basic databases.
  • Familiarity with fundraising in a higher education environment is desirable.
  • Experience planning large events.
  • Management experience.
  • Experience working with student organizations and/or student leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people both on staff and within alumni base.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with and Vemno is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Stanford University is desirable.
  • Valid Non-commercial Class Driver's License.

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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4281
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: G
Requisition ID: 84329