Program Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Stanford University

Program Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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This role at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) manages administration of programs and processes designed to support the entrepreneurial community at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The role interfaces with graduate students, faculty, alumni, and external stakeholders to continuously improve and build upon existing CES programs and events.

He/she serves as the first point of contact for individuals and organizations attempting to connect with the CES, tracks and analyzes participation and satisfaction with key CES programs, organizes and maintains information systems for the team, and publishes a CES email newsletter. He/she manages the administration of entrepreneurial case studies, ensuring they are formatted and filed appropriately, and liaising with the GSB Case Writing Office to ensure proper administration of CES cases.

The Program Coordinator manages the Venture Studio Entrepreneurial Advising Program, under the direction of the Venture Studio Associate Director, meeting with students to determine their advising needs, and organizing and coordinating advising sessions with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.

The Program Coordinator also oversees case administration, including onboarding and management of CES contract case writers, and liaising with the GSB Case Writing Office to ensure proper administration of CES


  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.

  • Research and/or write background information for meetings. Participate in meetings on supervisor's behalf, inform after the fact.

  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.

  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial research editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.

  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) without prior consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.

  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems. Make recommendations based on reports.

  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.

  • Coordinate complex office moves. Plan and coordinate routine remodeling and renovations.

  • Analyze and review material and extract pertinent information for briefing purposes.

  • Positions at this level also include one or more of the following duties:

    1. Responsible for leading the administrative functions of a program or unit.

    2. Perform human resources transactional support and/or faculty affairs support; coordinate or manage the visa process.

    3. Serve as building coordinator.

    4. Oversee or supervise day-to-day work of other administrative or support staff, student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality, timeliness, and providing performance review input.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    High school diploma and six years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.

  • Proven success in following through and completing projects.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.

  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.

  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

    Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sitting.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

    * - 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.


  • 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: Administration

    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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