Stanford Law School (SLS) is one of the top-rated law schools in the world. At SLS, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions. True to our roots in Silicon Valley and our Stanford heritage, we focus on the future -- not the past. Experimentation, exploration, the translation of new knowledge into entrepreneurial solutions: all are in our DNA. The Office of External Relations is a highly collaborative team committed to a community-centric approach to development and alumni relations. External Relations includes a fundraising group, alumni relations group, and donor relations/marketing group.
As our team has evolved over the last several years, we have identified an opportunity to leverage the skills of our talented Donor Relations colleagues more broadly by reimagining the Donor Relations team as Advancement Marketing. Our aim is to more deeply engage stakeholders with dynamic and effective integration of our alumni relations and fundraising strategies through cohesive marketing led by a new Director of Advancement Marketing.
In close collaboration with the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Director of Advancement marketing will help lead the team's transition from Donor Relations to Advancement Marketing. Currently, the team includes 3 assistant directors, a project manager/designer, a data analyst, and an administrative coordinator.
This position is remote eligible, but preference may be given to candidates based in the Bay Area or willing to relocate. Remote candidates should be prepared to spend as many as 10 weeks annually on campus throughout the year.
*Develop and execute marketing strategies and marketing plans/programs to meet departmental and organizational objectives.
*Recruit, manage, develop, and retain Donor Relations/Advancement Marketing staff.
*Manage the execution of communication strategy for multiple programs incorporating appropriate channels (i.e., web, digital and print).
*Foster partnerships with other schools, departments, services, program/event and/or channel manager, including SLS Communications, OOD Development Communications, and other peers at Stanford.
*Assess market opportunities, track market trends, and introduce best practices in marketing to both development and alumni relations delegating to associate/assistant directors the tasks of building tools or toolkits that can support marketing efforts across the department.
*In collaboration with Associate Dean, set budget, goals, and objectives in alignment with organizational goals.
*Build and advance a community of candor and trust.
In Partnership with Development:
*Design and implement of creative, consistent, and donor-centric acknowledgements, donor reporting, recognition, events, and/or communications programs for school/unit donors.
*Design and execute annual fundraising campaigns that especially focus on securing unrestricted gifts and planned gifts to SLS; primary stakeholders include the Director of Development, the Associate Director of the Law Fund, and the hundreds of SLS donors who make gifts as a result of our direct mail program.
*Design Gift Menus & Custom Proposals that support Major Gift Officers and the donors they support as they navigate discussions about six- and seven-figure gifts to key SLS priorities.
In Partnership with Alumni Relations:
*Oversee the development and execution of marketing efforts for SLS Reunions, a marquee event for SLS Alumni Relations; aim to continually increase alumni attendance; key stakeholders include the Alumni Relations team (especially the director), planning committees, and all SLS alumni celebrating their reunion in a given year.
Oversee the development and executing of marketing efforts for SLS-sponsored Regional "All Alumni" Events (as opposed to alumni chapter sponsored events)' key stakeholders include the Associate Dean for ER, the Director of AR, SLS regional volunteers and the staff who support them; key outcomes include robust attendance at key events that bring SLS leadership and faculty to key cities on a semi-annual basis.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated marketing management skills and the ability to work effectively with decision-makers across many levels of an organization.
*Extensive knowledge of strategic analysis, customer segmentation strategies and business and marketing planning.
*Highly detail oriented with strong ability to understand constituent needs and lead teams toward a common goal.
*Strategic thinking and leadership skills.
*Proven track record with branding, integrated marketing strategy, messaging and positioning.
*Excellent project manager with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Demonstrated experience presenting to senior management.
*Ability to motivate, develop and train staff.
*Prior experience in planning and managing budgets.
*Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
*When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
*Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
*Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
*Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $132,000 to $159,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
SLS 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.
*Note: 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.
*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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?
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