Associate Director, Alumni Relations

May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Associate Director, Alumni Relations

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The Associate Director is the program owner of Fall Reunions, an annual event that engages over 1,300 Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni and guests annually, focusing on MBA alumni who graduated 20-50 years ago. The event also includes Alumni Weekend, an opportunity for all GSB alumni to come back to campus to engage with faculty, school programs, and fellow alumni. In addition, the Associate Director personally manages 2-3 reunion committees each year at both Fall and Spring Reunions, supporting alumni volunteer committees who help to plan and customize each class's reunion experience.



The Associate Director will partner with colleagues across the GSB to create successful reunions. In particular, the reunions team integrates with the Business School Fund staff. This position reports to the Director of Alumni Reunions and is part of the Alumni Relations team, a division of the GSB's External Relations department.


Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description




Work closely with alumni volunteers, faculty, students, the Office of Development, and other University colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, services, and communications that reach, serve, and engage alumni. Market, plan, and/or manage all/part of alumni programs, educational opportunities and/or other alumni initiatives. Participate in strategic planning and serve as representative of the organization.




Participate in strategic and long-term planning.


Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers and volunteer led projects.


Evaluate alumni programs and services for customer satisfaction.


Work with other departments to identify and implement new markets and develop program strategies.


Represent the organization to internal and external groups regarding business and program activities.


Negotiate high level contracts with vendors and oversee the quality of delivered products and services.


Participate in and/or oversee budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs.


Manage teams, projects and/or programs that may affect a wide audience.


* - Other duties may also be assigned




Education & Experience:


Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the university professionally both internally and externally.


Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.


Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups.


Ability to juggle a vast quantity of incoming information, interruptions, and inquiries with a high level of professionalism and tolerance for ambiguity.


Proven decision-making skills and the ability to understand and solve complex questions.


Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.


Certifications and Licenses:


Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.




Constantly perform desk-based tasks.


Frequently stand/walk, sit.


Occasionally grasp forcefully, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.


Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.


Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.


* - 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.




Occasional work on evenings and weekends.


May work outdoors.


Some local or domestic travel.




When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.


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: Alumni Relations

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

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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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