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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT: A Fundraiser Finds The Money For The World's Good Work

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As an Assistant Director of Development, fundraising is a major aspect to this position, connecting those who want to help with those who are capable of helping.

Job Title: Assistant Director of Development
Employer: Stanford School of Medicine

Job Summary: Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Job Description

Public relations managers and specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for their employer or client. They write material for media releases, plan and direct public relations programs, and raise funds for their organizations.

On-the-Job Training

Short term on-the-job training can be expected for entry level roles.

Additional Info

Public relations specialists typically are trained on the job, either in a formal program or by working closely under more experienced staff members. Entry-level workers often maintain files of material about an organization’s activities, skim newspapers and magazines for appropriate articles to clip, and assemble information for speeches and pamphlets. Training typically lasts between 1 month and 1 year. After gaining experience, public relations specialists write news releases, speeches, and articles for publication or plan and carry out public relations programs.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the The Public Relations Society of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $180,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 24 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Creativity, Detail oriented

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<span m='16580'>world</span> <span m='17320'>a</span> <span m='17380'>better</span> <span m='17620'>place.</span> </p><p><span m='19210'>What</span> <span m='19400'>I</span> <span m='19510'>do</span> <span m='19670'>is</span> <span m='19850'>I</span> <span m='19970'>connect</span> <span m='20560'>people</span> <span m='21240'>who</span> <span m='21690'>have</span> <span m='22070'>a</span> <span m='22200'>vision</span> <span m='22690'>or</span> <span m='22790'>have</span> <span m='22960'>an</span> <span m='23050'>idea</span> <span m='23420'>of</span> <span m='23510'>how</span> <span m='23680'>they</span> <span m='23800'>want</span> <span m='24030'>to</span> <span m='24510'>make</span> <span m='24760'>the</span> <span m='24830'>world</span> <span m='25070'>better.</span> <span m='26020'>And</span> <span m='26200'>then</span> <span m='26350'>I</span> <span m='26570'>find</span> <span m='27360'>the</span> <span m='27450'>people</span> <span m='27770'>who</span> <span m='27860'>are</span> 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m='41670'>career</span> <span m='42090'>path</span> <span m='42640'>and</span> <span m='42950'>motivation?</span> <span m='44240'>So</span> <span m='44450'>really,</span> <span m='44710'>my</span> <span m='44840'>motivation,</span> <span m='45510'>I</span> <span m='45620'>just</span> <span m='45790'>wanted</span> <span m='45930'>to</span> <span m='45990'>help.</span> <span m='46570'>I</span> <span m='46660'>wanted</span> <span m='46930'>to</span> <span m='47030'>do</span> <span m='48010'>good</span> <span m='48480'>in the</span> <span m='48950'>world.</span> <span m='49890'>But</span> <span m='50240'>my</span> <span m='50380'>skills</span> <span m='50890'>were</span> <span m='51110'>basically</span> <span m='51960'>being</span> <span m='52200'>a</span> <span m='52250'>nice</span> <span m='52550'>guy,</span> <span m='52800'>but</span> <span m='53030'>being</span> <span m='53230'>sincere,</span> <span m='54020'>being</span> <span m='54250'>able</span> <span m='54450'>to</span> <span 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