Assistant Director, The Law Fund, Stanford Law School, Remote Optional

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Assistant Director, The Law Fund, Stanford Law School, Remote Optional
 

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
 

JOB PURPOSE:

As a member of the Annual Giving team at Stanford Law school, this field fundraiser is part of a team focused on building philanthropic relationships between SLS and its alumni and friends. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of engagement, cultivation, and solicitation for four reunion cohorts as well as cultivating and soliciting support from alumni in specific territories across the U.S. They will develop and implement fundraising strategies, and assist with designing and managing language and content for related print and electronic appeals. They will partner with colleagues and influence them toward shared goals of class-specific participation and giving annually. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, they will also function as a qualification officer, identifying prospects for future, long-term engagement. A remote worker arrangement may be considered for candidates with the appropriate background and experience, with a preference for candidates based in the Bay Area, Southern California, or the New York or Washington, DC metropolitan areas.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their 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 other 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.


* Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.  Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and/or Gmail, Google drive and Slack.
     

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.

* 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.
 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel will be required.


WORK STANDARDS:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered for this position please visit Stanford | Careers and apply with your resume and cover letter referencing job number: 94216. 

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