The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is Stanford's thought leader for understanding the economic challenges, opportunities, and policies affecting people worldwide. For 40 years, SIEPR's mission has been to support research that informs economic policymaking while engaging future leaders and scholars.
SIEPR seeks to educate and energize a broad, diverse community of policymakers and influencers, including academics, students, business leaders, the media, and the public, about the most important economic issues. It does this by connecting the research to policy areas and disseminating it to policymakers and influencers, providing state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, delivering cutting-edge thought leadership, and deepening relationships among various stakeholders by hosting frequent conferences and gatherings. SIEPR's vision is to raise living standards and improve quality of life by making economic policy more effective at all levels.
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Reporting to the Director of Development, the Program Manager will manage all critical functions and processes of the development team. The Program Manager will coordinate the goal-setting process and help track progress toward those goals. S/he will manage internal operations, optimizing and documenting critical systems and processes. The Program Manager will serve as the lead for the SIEPR stewardship and planned giving programs and will manage our engagement with SIEPR's volunteer Advisory Board.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy being part of a collaborative team. They must be highly resourceful and be able to work independently under minimal supervision; possess excellent communication skills and sharp attention to detail; be adept at gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting data from multiple sources; be able to multi-task and prioritize quickly and professionally; and demonstrate a high level of professionalism, excellent judgment, and tact.
Oversee SIEPR's donor relationship management system utilizing CARD and working closely with the three field fundraisers to ensure we achieve our major and principal gift fundraising goals. Develop and manage processes and systems to track progress towards goals, lead meetings, and recommend changes to internal processes, donor events, and donor strategies as warranted.
Manage SIEPR's donor stewardship program, gathering content as needed from other parts of SIEPR and ensuring excellent stewardship for our supporters.
Serve as the initial point of contact on the development team for SIEPR events involving donors, including helping construct invitation lists and manage event programs to maximize cultivation and stewardship opportunities.
Oversee the refreshing of marketing materials as needed.
Use data from multiple sources to develop and implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors with field fundraisers.
Serve as development team's operation manager, leading the objective-setting process and progress towards our team and individual objectives while managing and documenting all critical processes.
May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
Serve as the internal manager of SIEPR's 75-person Advisory Board and its Executive Committee. Oversee two meetings per year for each, including serving as the point of contact for our volunteer leaders, proposing meeting agendas, and crafting meeting presentation drafts.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced ability with Microsoft Office suite.
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.
Proficiency with database systems, such as Microsoft Access.
Advanced ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hard copy or electronic documentation study.
Ability to manage multiple activities in deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
Ability to take leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk.
Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
* - 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.
May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Travel may be required.
May need valid passport for international travel.
Open to hybrid work or full-time on campus.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates 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.
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