Sr. Director of Development, Classification N, 100% FTE, Exempt
School of Engineering, External Relations
Stanford School of Engineering is a global leader in education and research with a long track record of turning ideas into technologies that make the world a better place. Our exceptional faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines, and our nearly 50,000 alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business.
The School seeks an individual with significant experience in developing and leading successful fundraising efforts who shares the schools commitment to driving innovation and positive social impact through scientific discovery and technology transfer.
Reporting to the Sr. Associate Dean for External Relations, the Sr. Director of Development will be a member of the Schools external relations leadership team and will be a critical participant in defining and implementing the Schools development strategy and priorities. They will work closely with the Dean, faculty, high level volunteers and donors, and represent the School and its goals to a variety of internal and external audiences.
The Sr. Director of Development will be responsible for managing a team of eleven to create and execute high impact programs that span major gifts, annual giving, volunteer management, and development operations.They will leverage the efforts of colleagues from across the school and Stanford to inspire collaboration and advance the priorities of the School and the University.
More specifically, they will motivate, coach and measure the performance of a team of major gift officers who represent the schools highest priorities, craft and direct programs to increase the flow of unrestricted funds to the School, create and staff a flexible volunteer organization to complement high priority fundraising initiatives, and streamline and manage internal processes to ensure the success of the Dean in all external relations activities on behalf of the School.
The Sr. Director of Development also will carry a significant portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors to support the highest priorities for Engineering and Stanford more broadly.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant experience and management experience, preferably in an educational institution or nonprofit or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated fundraising experience, sensitivity and diplomacy.
Excellent judgment, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to lead and motivate others and earn the respect of associates at all levels.
Strategic skills to craft and help implement fundraising plans.
Demonstrated managerial talent in guiding fundraising efforts.
Customer service expertise serving faculty.
Proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing and balancing donor and faculty relationships.
Ability to manage a large number of fundraising activities simultaneously.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Effective management experience and excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience recruiting, evaluating, mentoring and placing staff.
Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals, including strong volunteer management skills.
There is no Sponsorship for this opening.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk.
Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/pull/push objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
* - 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.
May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel may be required.
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.
About Stanford University
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Californias Silicon Valley, is one of the worlds leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives.An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
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