Development Associate, Corporate Relations


The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, in partnership with Stanford Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, unlocks philanthropy to transform health for children and families in Northern California - and around the world. Through fundraising and grantmaking, the Foundation drives scientific research, innovation, and policy change that will improve care, advance cures, and reform healthcare systems for this and future generations.  

MAIN FOCUS: Program and administrative support for the Corporate Relations team. 

LOCATION: Palo Alto, CA (hybrid); the successful candidate for this role will be based in the Bay Area.


As the Development Associate, you will be an integral part of the three-person corporate giving team, reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Relations. This team has an annual fundraising goal of $4.5M raised from corporate donors in support of the patient care, research, and training programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine.

The Development Associate provides general administrative and program support for the Senior Director and Associate Director, helping the team to maintain a donor-centric, high-quality level of work. This position will support the team across all steps of the gift cycle. The Development Associate must be resourceful and be able to act in an independent and anticipatory manner, completing numerous routine and detailed activities on a regular basis, while also proactively assisting with the team’s emergent needs.

The compensation range for this role is between $29-$34 per hour. 


Revenue Support – 35%
  • Helping gather materials to assist with developing proposals. 
  • Cultivating knowledge of stakeholders and subject matter experts within the Foundation and across our partner institutions to share knowledge, collaborate, and provide faculty support. 
  • Drafting and/or editing polished, error-free confidential donor correspondence, faculty communications, proposals, decks, and other documents as needed. 
  • As assigned, conducting research on prospects and donors, in coordination with the Prospect Research Team.
Stewardship Program – 35%
  • Creating and managing a stewardship calendar for the corporate relations team. 
  • Leading the development and execution of quality, timely, and meaningful stewardship opportunities in partnership with lead field staff. 
  • Managing and executing all Summer Scamper corporate sponsor benefits in partnership with cross-collaborative team on schedule and ensuring positive sponsor experience. 
  • Overseeing corporate relations gift administration, working with Temporary Project Manager on timely completion of key aspects of Corporate Relations gift administration including GTF processing, acknowledgements, reporting, and gift tracking.
Event Support – 10%
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings, site visits, and Hospital tours, including scheduling and logistics, preparing briefings and agendas, and onsite support. 
Team Based Projects – 20%
  • Project managing team-wide initiatives, based on needs and priorities. 
  • Collaborating closely with Sr. Director, Corporate Relations to achieve team goals. 
  • Collaborating with Events, Direct Mail, and other teams to accurately manage mailing and event invite lists. Partner with gift officers to ensure strategic donor engagement and solicitation.
  • As a power user of the Foundation’s constituent relationship management database (Raiser’s Edge), retrieving and updating information about and engagement with prospects and donors, requesting assignments, and generating reports.

  • An associate degree or higher (or equivalent work experience) and at least two years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite 
  • A genuine interest in children’s health issues, a strong desire to work in a development environment, and a willingness to learn.

  • Experience in donor facing or customer service work.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other donor database.
  • Experience with tools such as InDesign, Adobe Acobat Suite, or Canva.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Planner,, or other project management software.

  • You’re a strong writer and editor, with demonstrated skill in organizing and visually displaying information and data in the appropriate format for the document.
  • You’re adaptable, flexible, and creative.
  • You have a growth and learning mindset.
  • You’re a relationship builder, strong communicator, and donor-centric.
  • You can work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • You can manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively. 
  • You have good judgement, a positive attitude, and ability to work with sensitive and confidential information with the highest level of confidentiality. 

Working at the Foundation
  • Generous leave, including PTO, holidays, Summer Fridays, and a sabbatical (after 7 years of employment) 
  • Annual bonus
  • Retirement plan + employer match
  • Premium Medical and Dental coverage
  • FSA + dependent care FSA
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Legal services plan 
  • Commuter Benefits, including CalTrain “Go Pass” Program
  • 4-week paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents
  • Stipend for home office and mobile phone
  • If remote, frequent opportunities to visit our beautiful HQ in Palo Alto 
The Foundation is a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Therefore, the responsibilities associated with this position will evolve and grow in accordance with LPFCH's business needs and growth plans. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities based on the future growth plans for the Foundation.
Mission-first - We can never lose sight of why we exist and who we are here to serve.

Good of the whole - We share responsibility for overall results, think of what’s best for the team and organization, and act as responsible stewards of resources.

Bold and bendy - We’re unapologetically ambitious for our mission, creative, and take risks by trying new things.  

Sweat the big stuff We’re clear on our priorities, calibrating effort and resources to audience and impact: the higher the return, the greater the investment.

Make it happen - We’re focused on outcomes; only as much process as necessary to make good decisions and take action.  Prepared with ideas and solutions for every challenge.

Community matters We embrace diversity and practice inclusion.

The pay range for this role is:

29 - 34 USD per hour (Palo Alto, CA)

Corporate Relations

Palo Alto, CA

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