The Office of Development (OOD) supports the goals and purposes of Stanford University. OOD staff members, working in concert with academic leadership and volunteers, strive to enhance, over the long-term, useful gift support to Stanford. In the process, development staff establish and nurture relationships with students, alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and associations.
Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor's collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.
The Director of Development, Cantor Arts is responsible for creating, planning, and implementing a fundraising strategy for the museum. The Director of Development is also responsible for the execution of the program, managing staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising goals are achieved. Current goals for the Cantor's development office are $3m annual, with a desire to substantially grow the program.
Reporting to the University's Executive Director of Development for the Arts with a dotted line to the Director of Cantor, this position oversees all aspects of fundraising including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, gifts of art, and a joint membership program with Stanford museums, the Cantor and the Anderson Collection. The Director of Development also oversees fundraising events and coordinates with the Associate Dir. of Communications and Donor Relations for the Arts in the Office of Development for the stewardship of donors.
Your responsibilities will include:
Develop, plan and implement a strategic fundraising program for the Cantor Arts Center that will enable the Cantor to fund exhibitions, programs, and other expenses.
Work with colleagues on the leadership team to develop programs and events, as well as leverage the museum's existing programming as a springboard for attracting new donors and stewarding existing donors.
Work closely with the Executive Director of Development for the Arts and Cantor Director to establish annual goals for giving and for membership, as well as manage the annual budget for the fundraising program.
Build and grow a major gifts pipeline leveraging members, alumni, national art enthusiasts, and local community leaders while working closely with the University Development team to ensure continuity with University standards and protocols.
Assess, investigate, and propose strategies for programs, events, and campaigns that will steward existing donors and attract prospective donors to the museum. Excellence in stewardship is critical due to the museum closure during the pandemic and needs to be sustained at a high level into the future.
Work closely with other University fundraising professionals to attract annual gifts, planned gifts, and gifts of art integrating these opportunities into the Cantor's fundraising plans.
Provide strategy, leadership and direction, including creating a plan to foster growth of the joint membership program, which currently raises nearly $800k from about 1,800 members.
Direct efforts of the Cantor's development team and provide opportunities for professional growth focusing on retention to increase capacity and stability of the team. This team currently includes, a membership manager, two project managers.
Inspire and motivate Cantor staff and volunteers by fostering a work environment that encourages innovation, calculated risk-taking, and collaboration in order to develop a culture of philanthropy.
A commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience, preferably in an educational institution or nonprofit or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated fundraising experience, sensitivity, and diplomacy with proven experience in securing major gifts.
Specific to this role at the Cantor Arts Center is a commitment to the advancement of the arts.
Demonstrated experience in arts fundraising is strongly preferred.
Experience developing, planning and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans.
Excellent judgment, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to lead and motivate others and earn the respect of associates at all levels.
Proven ability to meet fundraising goals
A strong track record in managing and balancing donor relationships.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Effective management experience and excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals, including strong volunteer management skills.
Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals.
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.
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