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To be successful in this position, you will bring

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation.

  • Experience securing bequests and other planned giving vehicles such as annuities and remainder trusts.

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and working with volunteers, faculty, and staff.

  • Proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing and balancing donor/faculty/lay leader relationships

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support programs.

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into compelling development proposals. 

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, top executives, and community leaders.

  • Able to keep a sense of urgency in gift discussions, maintains a balance between patience and persistence

  • Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, and innovation

  • Demonstrated high integrity and trust, and must be comfortable as a role model for professional and support staff

  • Proven ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments   

  • Ability to take information from many sources and distill it to core messages that are communicated to different audiences

  • Strong ability to collaborate when working with others

  • Demonstrate high-level customer service skills and diplomacy with faculty, balancing the goals of the institution that might be in conflict with faculty member wishes. 

  • Possess political acumen and the ability to navigate very complex institutions and competing priorities to make the best match for donor interests.

  • Advanced ability with Microsoft Office suite.

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

  • Valid passport for international travel.


Physical Requirements*

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk.

  • Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a 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.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Working Conditions

  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel may 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, https://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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 speaker.

  • A caring culture.  We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you.  Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities.  We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun.  Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources.  Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button.  To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.

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