Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

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***This is a 9-Month Fixed-Term Position*** The Stanford MBA Admissions Office seeks an Assistant Director for our Outreach Team on a fixed-term basis of nine months. The outreach team creates interactive opportunities for future students to engage with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) community, understand the GSB experience, and make informed enrollment decisions.

This Assistant Director will lead the effort to create a strategic vision for Stanford MBA Fellowship programs, which financially support enrolling students to attend the GSB. This role is cross functional, encompassing all aspects of managing Stanford MBA program fellowships, both internationally and within the U.S. Current Fellowships include, but are not limited to, the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship, the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship, and The Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship.

We also expect to launch new MBA Fellowships in the coming years and this Assistant Director will determine and implement their appropriate marketing, recruitment, evaluation and selection strategies. This person will work closely with other teams within the MBA Admissions office and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, including External Relations, Financial Aid, Alumni Relations, and Marketing and Communications. This position also supports other outreach team activities, including representing the GSB at post-admission events, and at on- and off- campus recruitment events internationally and domestically, and evaluating both Fellowship and MBA applications and conducting MBA candidate interviews.

In your cover letter, please include your reasons for applying for this position.


Independently administer, implement and/or interpret university and department admission policies and procedures.


  • Read, evaluate, interview, and make higher level recommendations on both Fellowship and MBA applications and applicants.
  • Develop and implement programs and strategies for recruitment of top students, hold primary responsibility for MBA Fellowships.
  • Develop and deliver outreach programs, especially related to Fellowships, in local, national and international communities, conduct informational meetings and respond to questions regarding admissions and the student experience at Stanford.
  • Develop programs and efforts to cultivate and maintain relationships with secondary or university personnel, professional organizations, students, parents and alumni.
  • Analyze needs, develop and manage admission programs and processes.
  • May conduct quantitative or qualitative analyses of admissions information.
  • May conduct market research and identify new program audiences, develop multi-channel marketing materials and other recruitment tools
  • Serve as a public relations and information resource to prospective applicants, secondary or university personnel, professional organizations, students, parents and alumni, represent University at activities and events, meetings, committees and conferences.
  • May hire, train and supervise part-time seasonal readers and other staff. * - Other duties and special projects may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and 3 years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills, including the ability to develop application reading processes and systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make distinctions among competitive applicants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Evidence of program planning and management skills. Certifications and Licenses:



  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely stand, walk, use a telephone and write by hand. * - 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 his or her job.


  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local and overnight travel required. WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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,

    Job: Student Services

    Location: Graduate School of Business
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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