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Assistant Director, Donor Relations

Location: CA-Stanford

Assistant Director, Donor Relations

**Office of Development, Stanford, California, United States**

**New**

Development

Post Date 5 hours ago

Requisition # 101907

**Main Work Location:** Historic Stanford campus

**Schedule:** Hybrid preferred, open to remote

_Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description_

The Department of Athletics development team seeks an Assistant Director, Donor Relations. This individual will partner with donor relations and events colleagues to produce compelling and consistent donor engagement activities that strengthen donor ties to the athletics department and inspire philanthropic support for Stanford’s student athletes. The Assistant Director will be the primary point of contact for a portfolio of activities, including acknowledgments, impact reporting, fund and data management, and special recognition projects. This is a great opportunity to strengthen ties between Stanford and its donors and alumni and to step into or further a career in donor relations.

The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Athletics Director of Donor Relations. This is a highly collaborative team looking for a colleague who is motivated, positive, and passionate about college athletics.

**About Stanford Athletics**

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 134 NCAA team championships, have won the Women’s Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Directors’ Cup for 26 of the possible 29 seasons. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. To learn more about Stanford Athletics, please visit gostanford.com.

Housed within Stanford Athletics, the development team is a part of the Office of Development (OOD) which advances Stanford’s mission by raising philanthropic support from alumni, parents, families, friends, and institutional funders. Working in concert with volunteers and university 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.

**Your responsibilities include:**

+ Participate in defining the donor relations strategy for athletics donors in adherence to the university’s donor relations guidelines. Ensure messaging aligns with athletics communications plans and strategic priorities. Identify key information, messages and topics.

+ Coordinate with athletics coaches, staff, and gift officers to research, develop, write, produce, and distribute key donor relations deliverables, including written (hard copy, email, or online) content, video, or events.

+ Compile and manage data using multiple financial and reporting systems.

+ Execute fiduciary responsibility to ensure that gifts are awarded and utilized in accordance with donor expectations and university policy in a timely manner. Resolve discrepancies and escalate when needed.

+ Proactively monitor and manage the donor relations needs of donors, with an eye toward unique experiences for donors to engage with coaching staff and student athletes.

+ Maintain relationships with gift officers and donors. Develop and cultivate open channels of communications with colleagues across athletics and the university.

+ Assess donor relations opportunities and track donor relations trends. Recommend donor relations improvements based on findings.

+ Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**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.

+ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit high-level correspondence and articulate progress and impact in a way that Is understandable and meaningful to various constituencies.

+ Demonstrated strong project management and fund compliance skills.

+ Demonstrated experience using multiple data management systems to pull information to create coherent reports.

+ Strong client service orientation and attention to detail. Ability to quickly understand and remember details about donors and projects.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills, and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization, both within and outside the Office of Development.

+ Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.

+ Demonstrated sound judgment in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling confidential and sensitive material.

**Additional preferred skills include:**

+ Familiarity with email, design, and digital donor reporting tools such as InDesign, Qwilr, Thankview, or Marketo preferred.

+ Experience with relationship or prospect management systems.

+ Experience with project management software.

This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University hasfive 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 $71,000 – $108,000 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.

**PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:**

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

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

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a 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 the job._

**WORKING CONDITIONS:**

+ May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

**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.

**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 Bay Area 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._

Additional Information

+ **Schedule: Full-time**

+ **Job Code: 4322**

+ **Employee Status: Regular**

+ **Grade: H**

+ **Requisition ID: 101907**

+ **Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible, Remote Eligible**