Temp Program Manager – External Relations Team

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) seeks an experienced program manager to join the External Relations team.  Responsibilities include supporting the program development and execution of philanthropy conferences (Philanthropy Innovation Summit and First Principles Forum) and ongoing member cultivation.

Based on performance, there is an opportunity that this will become a fulltime position.

Community Engagement

  • Manage Community database
    • Update attendance, meeting notes, interest areas, connections made
    • Make suggestions to Director about priority members to target
  • Research community members, create profiles for VIP members
  • Research prospective members
    • Conduct ongoing research to identify potential donors mentioned in relevant news
    • Keep track of companies going public or being acquired
    • Support outreach efforts

Conference and Event Planning

  • Program development
    • Research topic and speaker ideas
    • Draft session descriptions
  • Speaker outreach and coordination
    • Draft letter
    • Manage and track invitation
    • Send confirmation information
    • Create Speaker briefs
    • Organize and execute speaker calls

Work with Events and Partnership manager to plan and execute conference


  • Research perspective donors and funders
  • Draft grant and gift proposals and reports
  • Support the creation of quarterly, special and annual reports
  • Support ongoing stewardship of existing donors


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Previous conference or event planning experience
  • Organized, can create and follow through with complex process
  • Personable, polite, can build relationships
  • High level of judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated problem solver
  • Curious/knowledgeable about philanthropy, impact, social change
  • Extremely detail-oriented for event planning and database management
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge about philanthropy and technology sector
  • To apply and to ask questions, please email pacsevents@stanford.edu