Associate Dean for External Relations Job Code: 4298 Pay Grade: N
The School of Earth, Energy& Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) is focused on meeting the needs of a growing population while protecting the planet's long-term life support systems.
Reporting to the Dean and to senior leadership in the Office of Development, the Associate Dean leads the Stanford Earth development and alumni relations programs and staff. In addition to directing the day-to-day operations of the department, he/she partners with the Dean and the Office of Development on strategic planning in support of the school's funding priorities. The Associate Dean also maintains a small donor portfolio and manages the school's volunteer Advisory Board. The Associate Dean works closely with colleagues across the university, particularly in the central Office of Development major, principal, and corporate giving groups, to ensure that the school's priorities are clearly understood and that a robust and relevant prospect pipeline is identified and nurtured. The Associate Dean also leverages Stanford Earth faculty to assist in securing financial support for the school's funding needs.
Stanford Earth is looking for a dynamic leader with a proven track record of working directly with volunteers, prospects, and donors to build strong relationships and secure philanthropic support. The successful candidate will have significant experience leading multi-faceted development teams, including field officers. Some of the specific duties for which the Associate Dean will be responsible include:
* Oversee the External Relations team of approximately 7 staff members, including hiring, setting goals and managing performance, and providing coaching and advice on professional development objectives. * Set departmental goals and communicating them to the staff. * Develop and lead strategies to meet priority funding needs for the school. * Manage a small portfolio of prospects/donors by building strong relationships with individuals to advance their engagement with and maximize their philanthropic support of the school and Stanford. * Manage or direct the management of school volunteers, including the Stanford Earth Advisory Board. * Develop strong, collaborative working relationships with other offices, including the Stanford Earth Dean's Office staff and faculty, OOD, and center/institute staff at the centers and institutes that involve Stanford Earth faculty and/or with whom Stanford Earth shares donors and prospects (most notably the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy). * Plan and direct execution of education/communications efforts to increase awareness and understanding of Stanford Earth priorities and needs among OOD colleagues. * Collaborate with OOD colleagues across the university on shared prospects. * Serve on the Dean's Senior Executive Team and on OOD's Development Leadership Council. 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 major gifts 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. Please note: this position may require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Regular travel may be required.
*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.
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In order to be considered for this position all applicants MUST submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter.
Location: School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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