Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been known for its entrepreneurial character and dedication to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
From the University’s founding, engineering has been a core of the its education and research programs. Five of the University's first 15 faculty members were engineering professors and 141 of the University's original 559 students were enrolled in engineering.
Stanford’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. The School conducts research that continues to have a significant impact on society and trains the engineers of the future to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Its faculty, students and alumni have established thousands of companies and laid the technological and business foundations for Silicon Valley. With nine departments, several institutes and many labs and centers, the School focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to research, teaching and problem-solving. It is currently ranked the no. 2 among Best Engineering Schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Reporting to the Sr. Associate Dean for External Relations, the Senior Director of Development will be a member of the School’s external relations leadership team and will be a critical participant in defining and implementing the School’s development strategy and priorities. S/He will work closely with the Dean, faculty, high level volunteers and donors, and represent the School and its goals to a variety of internal and external audiences.
The Senior Director of Development will be responsible for managing a team of eleven to create and execute high impact programs that span major gifts, annual giving, volunteer management, and development operations. S/He will leverage the efforts of colleagues from across the school and Stanford to inspire collaboration and advance the priorities of the School and the University.
The Senior Director of Development also will carry a significant portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding donors to support the highest priorities for Engineering and Stanford more broadly.
To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at feutsay@LLLSearches.com