86108 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Associate Director for External Relations position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 179 open jobs by clicking here.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

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

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into compelling development proposals.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff, executives, and community leaders.

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

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


In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service education in higher education.

  • Knowledge of Stanford University policies, procedures, and resources related to fundraising; proficiency working with Postgrads or similar fundraising databases is desirable.

  • Prior experience in fundraising and donor relations in postsecondary environments.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and self-motivation.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in building community among different groups in university and community settings.

  • Ability to effectively utilize and keep up-to-date with software packages (Microsoft Office suite is currently used), social media, and other communication technologies.

  • Ability to effectively and creatively lead teams and manage/supervise diverse operational groups towards excellence in execution and scaling.

  • Ability to manage complex personnel and financial issues, including developing, analyzing and monitoring complicated budgets.


*-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.

About the Haas Center for Public Service


Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide initiative to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Guided by the Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students engage in local, national, and global service across diverse pathways—community engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.   

Cardinal Service focuses on four dimensions that have proven transformative in the lives of students: a full-time, quarter-long service experience (Cardinal Quarter); community engaged learning classes (Cardinal Courses); sustained service engagement (Cardinal Commitment); and support to integrate service into any career and pursue work in the public interest (Cardinal Careers).  

For more information about the Haas Center for Public Service, please visit http://haas.stanford.edu

For more information about Cardinal Service, please visit https://haas.stanford.edu/cardinal-service .

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 individuals 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 course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • 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!

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