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Business School Fund Associate

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
Stanford GSB's annual giving group, the Business School Fund (BSF) builds the foundation and pipeline for all fundraising within the school. Sitting within the development organization of the External Relations group, BSF is seeking an Associate to help support a number of critical, donor-facing projects aimed at supporting the GSB's annual fund program, focusing efforts within alumni reunion and student giving campaigns. A process driven individual with a sharp eye for detail, execution on deliverables, and managing data & reporting, this person will work hand in hand behind the scenes with the Business School Fund Operations Manager to execute a number of deadline driven, mission critical projects helping field fundraising colleagues meet their outreach and engagement goals working with alumni donors, prospects and volunteers. -The ideal candidate is organized, self motivated, highly communicative, has an eye for detail, and thrives working in a fast paced, flexible environment. They also have a strong belief in the importance of philanthropy, and are open & willing to jump in and learn new processes and systems with little prompting. In this hybrid role (working 2-3 days on campus per week), you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a top business school annual fund program, while supporting its efforts to grow a $16M+ fund among thousands of donors. -
Your primary responsibilities* include:

  • Research information about prospects and donors for annual giving purposes, update records, and generate various reports using the school CRM and financial databases.
  • Collect, manage and clean datasets to support various strategic annual giving initiatives, including reunion campaign programs.
  • Interact with alumni, donors and other university constituents answering and resolving questions through inbound communication channels.
  • Generate ad hoc gift and donor reports to track and review funds and use of gifts in reunion campaign activities.
  • Research and test new software systems supporting donor solicitation and stewardship efforts.
  • Process gifts using Stanford's Oracle-based Gift Transmittal system, troubleshoot gift and payment issues, and ensure accurate donor record keeping
  • Build a network of relevant contacts, research and stay informed on current school initiatives and activities to use for stewardship and volunteer engagement purposes.
  • Bring and foster a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion in all project and job responsibilities.
  • Help maintain team finances through tracking budgets, managing reimbursements and preparing expense reports.
  • Assist with the planning and logistics of events such as board meetings, reunion goal-setting and kickoff meetings, student-specific events, and award dinners.
  • Work in coordination with mailing house and print companies to create gift acknowledgement and donor stewardship materials.
  • Support other project and administrative duties as needed.To be successful in this position, you will bring:
    • Excellent organizational & project management skills, with experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with a close attention to detail.
    • Superb time management skills, including the ability to work efficiently, set and meet deadlines and achieve goals.
    • Strong analytical skills to review and assess complex information
    • Comfort with technology and data management with demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear & understandable manner
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with ability to interact with a wide range of people..
    • Demonstrated sound judgment in handling confidential and sensitive material.
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite and experience with database applications.
      In addition, preferred requirements include:
      • Functional experience in financial analysis, operations, program management, or customer service is desirable.
      • Experience in financial services, non-profit work, financial aid, or higher education is also desirable.The expected pay range for this position is $35.10 to $43.75 per hour. -Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( ) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.How to ApplyWe invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and r--sum-- along with your online application.Why Stanford is for YouStanford'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 TedTalk, 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.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.

          Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources by submitting a contact form .

          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. Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States Global Impact
          We believe in having a global impactClimate and SustainabilityStanford's deep commitment to sustainability practices has earned us a Platinum rating and inspired a new school aimed at tackling climate change.Medical InnovationsStanford's Innovative Medicines Accelerator is currently focused entirely on helping faculty generate and test new medicines that can slow the spread of COVID-19.TechnologyFrom Google and PayPal to Netflix and Snapchat, Stanford has housed some of the most celebrated innovations in Silicon Valley.Through rigorous research, model training programs and partnerships with educators worldwide, Stanford is pursuing equitable, accessible and effective learning for all. Working Here
          We believe you matter as much as the workI love that Stanford is supportive of learning, and as an education institution, that pursuit of knowledge extends to staff members through professional development, wellness, financial planning and staff affinity groups.School of EngineeringI get to apply my real-world experiences in a setting that welcomes diversity in thinking and offers support in applying new methods. In my short time at Stanford, I've been able to streamline processes that provide better and faster information to our students.Office of the Vice Provost for Student AffairsBesides its contributions to science, health, and medicine, Stanford is also the home of pioneers across disciplines. Joining Stanford has been a great way to contribute to our society by supporting emerging leaders.School of MedicineI like working in a place where ideas matter. Working at Stanford means being part of a vibrant, international culture in addition to getting to do meaningful work.Laura LindOffice of the President and Provost Getting Started
          We believe that you can love your jobJoin Stanford in shaping a better tomorrow for your community, humanity and the planet we call home.

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