93517 Requisition #

Job Title: Donor Relations Officer 2

Working Title: Annual Fund and Donor Relations Director

VPUE Unit: Haas Center for Public Service

Location: Flexible Work Opportunities

Job Code: 4322

Job Grade: H

Status: Exempt, Full time


The Haas Center for Public Service is seeking a Donor Relations Officer to manage all aspects of the Haas Center's donor relations and annual giving program, including collaboration with campus partners, and provides staff support for Haas Center and Cardinal Service donor engagement activities, including prospect development and events.


In this role, you will:

Stewardship and annual fund: leads the Center’s stewardship and annual fund strategy while providing project management and administrative support for all Haas Center and Cardinal Service donor relations activities.

Gift processing, monitoring, and reporting: responsible for all gift acknowledgement activities, including weekly gift processing. Tracks and manages the progress of acknowledgement letters to ensure that they are sent to donors in a timely manner that meets or exceeds the university’s stewardship standards.

Development communication: coordinates with communication and program colleagues to develop and implement high quality, comprehensive reporting for donors. Examples include, but are not limited to a fall appeal, National Advisory Board giving asks, and prospect development items for alumni and parents. Writes and edits correspondence to donors on behalf of Center leadership.

Prospect and donor work: utilizes the university’s donor relationship databases (primarily Salesforce) to produce and analyze prospect data; manage complex prospect list reviews and strategic prospect segmentation; and identify, analyze, and profile prospective donors. Develops and manages a pipeline system to track prospects/donors

Meetings: combination of virtual, hybrid, and in-person meetings, including biweekly 1:1 with Director of External Relations, weekly Development Communications (DevComm), and various University, division and/or center-wide meetings. Attends annual Haas Center staff retreat.

Supervision and training: trains and supervises the duties of student staff and event volunteers as needed. This may include one student a year. Coordinates Development 101 training for staff.


*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.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience.
  • Client service orientation and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit high-level correspondence.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated experience leading project teams.
  • Fluency with or robust experience working with relational donor databases (i.e., Salesforce). Ability to navigate, enter data, pull information, and create reports.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities amidst competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling confidential and sensitive material


*-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.


About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

As the designated gateway to undergraduate education at Stanford, VPUE strives to connect students intellectually with the full range of our educational opportunities and to promote the active engagement of all faculty, instructors and staff with undergraduate students. 

For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one’s research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.

VPUE advocates for and supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stanford through our teaching, policies, programming, and partnerships across the university. VPUE seeks to create a work environment motivated and shaped by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which all staff explicitly and mindfully act to implement these principles. We seek a work environment which values input from all, transparency and openness in decision-making, and respectful and supportive engagement.


About the Haas Center for Public Service

Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide initiative to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Guided by the Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students engage in local, national, and global service across diverse pathways—community engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.   

Cardinal Service focuses on four dimensions that have proven transformative in the lives of students: a full-time, quarter-long service experience (Cardinal Quarter); community engaged learning classes (Cardinal Courses); sustained service engagement (Cardinal Commitment); and support to integrate service into any career and pursue work in the public interest (Cardinal Careers).  

Why Stanford is for You

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 individuals 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 course auditing opportunities. 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!


*-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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