Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Number of openings: 2
Stanford Law School seeks to hire two Assistant Directors of Annual Giving. These front-line fundraisers play a critical role within the law school’s field fundraising team. One position will focus on student and young alumni engagement and 1st, 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions; the other will focus on the 20th, 30th, 40th, 45th, and 50th reunions. Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Directors will also function as qualification officers, identifying prospects for future, long-term engagement. Each will develop and implement fundraising strategies, and assist with designing and managing language for related appeals. Each will partner with colleagues and influence them toward shared goals of class-specific participation and giving annually. Frequent travel is required.
As a member of the External Relations team, the Assistant Directors support the larger goals and projects of Stanford Law School and External Relations, including some evening and weekend work on high-profile engagement events.
In addition, he/she will participate in periodic prospect meetings with all field fundraisers, alumni relations officers, and operations teams. Each Assistant Director will become an expert on Stanford Law School; continually building his/her knowledge of the school and identifying and leveraging development tools.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
• Work with a portfolio of assigned prospects/donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward their support.
• Develop fundraising strategies, and track and analyze results of development activities.
• Identify and prioritize prospects, make volunteer prospects assignments, prepare background material for solicitations, and follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned solicitations.
• As a representative of Stanford Law School, establish ongoing relationships with individual alumni through personal visits, phone calls, and other meaningful contacts.
• Monitor, analyze, and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies, as needed.
• Participate in the design and management of reunion- and/or class-based appeals (e.g., direct mail, email, video, phone, and other channels) to target key populations to maximize fundraising potential.
* - Other duties may also be assigned