Associate Director of Reunion Giving
Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Main Work Location: Stanford's Historic Campus Position is open
to in-person, hybrid, or remote work. Travel is required. The
Office of Development (OOD) advances Stanford's mission by raising
philanthropic support from alumni, parents, families, friends, and
institutional funders. Working in concert with volunteers and
academic leaders, OOD staff members strive to accelerate Stanford's
purposeful impact in the world. Stanford is committed to a
donor-centric approach to development. Every member of the Office
of Development staff plays a role in providing the university's
donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally
positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience. - Reunion giving
is a tradition at Stanford University and Class Giving fosters the
tradition of class connection and philanthropy through robust
reunion campaigns. Ranging from the 10 th reunion to the 70 th ,
our front-line fundraising team works with undergraduate alums,
both major and annual donors, to honor their time at Stanford. The
ideal candidate for this position has a strong belief in the
importance of engagement and philanthropy and is willing to jump in
and learn new processes and systems. Preferably, you are creative,
have the ability to think outside the box, have strong
communication skills, take initiative in asking questions and
thrive in a fast-paced environment. Position Summary: The Associate
Director of Reunion Giving works with a portfolio of prospects
comprised of alumni celebrating a milestone undergraduate Reunion
at Stanford. The position will be responsible for building and
training a committee of reunion campaign volunteers, as well as
identifying and cultivating new leadership donors, ranging from
leadership annual donors to major donors, to strengthen affinity
for and philanthropic support of Stanford. The Associate Director
will develop a comprehensive Reunion campaign strategy to
personally solicit and close five- and six-figure gifts to meet
ambitious Reunion fundraising goals for both unrestricted and
restricted support. The position will also partner closely with
major gift officers and other campus fundraising partners to
develop strategies for closing major and planned gifts during the
reunion cycle. In this role you will:
- Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to
cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
- Focus on high-end annual asks ranging from $10,000-$125,000. In
addition, the role often includes the opportunity to make asks up
to the mid six-figure range, based on the capacity and inclination
of individual donor and relative to class year.
- Develop fundraising strategies, and track, analyze, and report
results of development activities.
- Establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through
personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
- Collaborate with major gift colleagues to assist with reunion
solicitations, leveraging volunteers and class resources as
- Identify and prioritize prospects, make volunteer prospects
assignments, prepare background material for solicitations, and
follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned
- Stay informed on current university initiatives and
- 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.
- Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an
environment of diversity and inclusion. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of
experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience
required. Five years of experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills and
- Demonstrated experience with fundraising in a higher education
- 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
- 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 (Outlook,
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). This role is open to candidates
anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five
Regional Pay Structures . The compensation for this position will
be based on the location of the successful candidate. The expected
pay range for this position is $80,000 to $134,000 per annum.
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
(https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards ) 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.
- Occasionally stand/walk, light/fine grasping,
lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by
- Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks; frequently
sitting; frequently use a telephone;
- Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial
Class license. WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Occasional work on weekends and evenings.
- Regular travel required. Assume 15-25% of time is spent
traveling to see donors and potential for professional development
conference travel. WORK STANDARDS:
- When conducting university business, must comply with the
California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- 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
- 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 . WHY STANFORD
IS FOR YOU: Stanford University is one of the world's premier
academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous
intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of
humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people
committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the
university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop
their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford's future
success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique
experiences, and inclusive culture of its community. 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 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 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 accommodation
to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to
perform the essential functions of the job. 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. We're always
looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life
experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply?
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