Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
Based in the GSB, the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change. The center prepares GSB students to apply their management and leadership skills to solve the world's toughest problems through courses and extra-curricular programs that promote understanding of deeply entrenched social issues, teach the skills needed to address them, inspire a life of action, build community, and reduce the financial burdens of pursuing impact careers. Housed in the CSI and led by Professor Brian S. Lowery, the Leadership for Society Program provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the most pressing societal issues of today and grow the cultural intelligence necessary to foster open and productive dialog across wide-ranging world views.
The Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks an Associate Director for the Leadership for Society Program. The Associate Director will work under broad direction of CSI faculty and management to identify opportunities, develop strategy, and manage, implement, and administer large academic programs. The Associate Director will also serve as an advisor to faculty and staff and have a major role in Leadership for Society Program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-moving program focused on supporting MBA students in deep, meaningful explorations and conversations on societal issues. This work includes co-teaching and supporting three GSB courses on societal issues and productive dialogue, one of which requires designing, organizing, and promoting an annual speakers series of high-level leaders in a variety of fields. You will also mentor students in individualized research projects and manage a small grants program to support those projects. This role may also coordinate among internal and external communications providers to promote the Leadership for Society annual speakers series and Prof. Lowery's podcast, Know What You See, which is housed in the Leadership for Society Program.
The position requires outstanding communications skills, careful consideration of school policies, and sound judgment for decision-making. Success in this role also requires coordination with other school departments and external vendors, motivation to support students' learning, an entrepreneurial mindset, comfort in using multiple technology platforms, and acute process and detail orientation.
Please Note: This position requires regular, on-site work at the Stanford GSB campus with a minimum of three days/week, but a full-time on-campus presence is not required for this role.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Manage the development, planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation of the Leadership for Society program.
Advise and mentor students on projects of societal importance. Onboard a new cohort each year implementing a revised class structure based on previous year feedback.
Co-teach selected Leadership for Society courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum.
Source, collect and analyze program data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to improve program activities and policies and achieve the goals of the program.
Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new program activities. Develop new program themes, conversation topics, and speakers for the annual Leadership for Society speakers series.
Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Produce communications content on the Leadership for Society speaker series to be used in external communications on GSB social media pages, Youtube, and paid social media campaigns.
Represent Leadership for Society to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Engage policy makers, industry leaders, and other experts for speaker series.
Contribute to and inform strategic program planning and related funding and financial sustainability. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants.
Coach and mentor program staff and interns.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience in or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff, and collaborate with high-level external partners.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Strong analytical skills to review and assess complex financial and program performance information.
The expected pay range for this position is $90,000 - $136,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
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* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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