Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications (DRDC), Stanford Law School
Job Number: 88569
Stanford Law School's External Relations Office seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications (DRDC). The DRDC team is responsible for planning and executing a broad range of stewardship and development communications activities designed to strengthen ties between the school and its donors and alumni, and to encourage philanthropic engagement. Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications, this individual's primary responsibility will be delivering on Stanford Law School's commitment to the outstanding stewardship of its donors. The focus of this individual's work will be the timely and accurate acknowledgement of their gifts on behalf of law school leadership. This role will have the opportunity to innovate in creating new engagement tools in collaboration with gift officers, furthering donors' engagement with SLS. This role is a great opportunity for a team player, an organized planner, and thoughtful writer who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Your responsibilities include:
Manage a portfolio of annual reporting and donor engagement activities on behalf of the university by establishing and executing project plans, timelines, tasks, and objectives. Specifically responsible for the gift acknowledgement process at SLS.
Develop and provide recommendations on best methodologies to engage individual donors by analyzing past trends, researching donor profiles, and collaborating with colleagues to identify and produce key donor relations deliverables, including donor correspondence, videos or events.
Responsible for the gift acknowledgment process including identifying gifts that qualify for acknowledgement. Ensure process is completed in a timely manner; work on solutions to avoid possible delays. May write original copy of acknowledgements on behalf of university leaders (e.g., the president, board chair, dean).
Manage the process of requesting gift usage information from beneficiaries, (such as students, faculty). May draft, edit, rewrite, and exercise judgement to determine appropriateness of content. Create reports of fund awarded and ensure timely delivery to donors using appropriate messaging.
May initiate the gift entry process by setting up donor relations information in system. Perform an annual audit of assigned portfolios against the development database to ensure that all related documents, fund, stewardee, and beneficiary information is accurate and complete. Identify and resolve any inaccuracies.
Independently project manage donor recognition projects, including creating communications with donors, colleagues, and vendors which may include: donor walls, signage and websites. Participate in special projects as assigned.
May assist with creating and executing events; coordinate with donor relations community on cross functional events.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Superior organizational skills.
Excellent writing, research and editorial skills; ability to synthesize information and compose clear and effective materials.
Ability to listen and respond with diplomacy and tact.
Demonstrated experience managing and coordinating multiple complex projects with competing deadlines.
Strong attention to detail and ability to quickly understand and remember details about donors and projects to which they are assigned.
Strong customer service focus; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated sound judgment in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling confidential and sensitive material.
Proficient in MS Office Suite and database applications.
Demonstrated project management skills.
* - 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.
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
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Location: School of Law, Stanford, 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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