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Project Manager

Stanford, California Stanford University

Employer Stanford University

Location Stanford

Posted Jul 30, 2018

Institution Type Four-Year Institution

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Project Manager

Stanford University

Job Number: 79925

Project Manager, University Major Gifts Job Code: 4290 (Development Associate) Job Grade: G FTE: 100%, Exempt

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

University Major Gifts, a department within the Office of Development at Stanford University, is seeking a Project Manager. University Major Gifts is comprised of regionally focused field staff who work throughout the United States to build and maintain relationships with Stanford alumni, parents and friends to advance Stanford’s mission. Staff in Major Gifts collaborate with their colleagues in the schools and units, Principal gifts, and The Stanford Fund to coordinate activity with donors and potential donors.

The project manager will report directly to the administrative services manager and will work closely with directors, the senior data analyst, and all members of the university major gifts team in the Office of Development. She/he will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the university major gifts department, its goals, and an understanding of the directors’ work styles and preferences.

The project manager will execute actions in accordance with set priorities and with initial guidance from the administrative services manager, senior data analyst, and directors. He/she will help establish effective work processes and systems to achieve the strategic as well as tactical goals of the major gifts department and the Office of Development.
Your responsibilities include:
Track, analyze and report on fundraising progress against goals and objectives for specific programs, as assigned.
Provide recommendations to marketing and communications staff in the writing and production of fundraising materials, including specialized appeals and other development communications.
Provide development program reporting and analysis to support fundraising strategies.
Partner with fundraisers, stewardship, marketing and event planning staff in the planning and implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship, alumni, and special recognition events.
Track budget(s), and conduct financial projections for department.
Retrieve information about prospects and donors, manage data input, and generate complex reports using the university external relations database.
Other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:

Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Advanced ability with Microsoft Office suite. Proficiency with database systems, such as Microsoft Access.
Strong data analysis skills including experience gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and communicating/presenting results and recommendations in a succinct fashion to key stakeholders.
Ability to work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
Outstanding communication skills and exceptional attention to detail and follow-through.
Ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituents.
* 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.
Why Stanford for you:
Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. 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 excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! How to apply:
We invite you to apply for the position by clicking on the for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application. The cover letter should briefly describe why you believe you are a good fit for this position.

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. 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.

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Location: Office of Development, California, United States
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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.

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