Assistant Director of Leadership Engagement

Aug 03, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Director of Leadership Engagement

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Stanford's Department Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the campus Recreation and Wellness initiatives. The core tenants of the Departments culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead With Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.

The Division of Health and Human Performance in Recreation and Wellness is hiring for a full-time Student Services Officer. The ideal candidate enjoys working directly with students, faculty and staff to create a vibrant student life focused community, and is confident in explaining and upholding policy, implementing and improving current practices, and tracking the many details related to student organizations. We seek someone with outstanding communication skills, a talent for influence and negotiation, acute problem-solving skills, diplomatic savvy, a good sense of humor and a sharp mind.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Adventure Programs the Student Services Officer is responsible for the operation of our Leadership Engagement Programs. This includes working with a wide range of populations, ranging from high school age students to mid-career professionals.

JOB PURPOSE Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures regarding the operations of the student life supported Leadership Engagement Program. Identify, clarify, and resolve issues within the Adventure Programs unit using defined policies and practices for student organizations and professional requiring independent judgment.

CORE DUTIES Responsibilities (75%)
  • Administer the Leadership Engagement Program.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve issues and concerns, interpret unit policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to staff and student leaders, oversee and develop a wide range of experiences and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for the future.
  • Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare reports and presentations.
  • Identify and evaluate data, manage the implementation and development of technology.
  • Develop and Implement outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent the unit and university at meetings and events.
  • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, community development, leadership opportunities, operational policies and procedures in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to other departments; represent unit/university.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • Oversee, analyze, and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of department wide teams and projects.
  • Train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.
Instructional Responsibilities (25%)

Conduct both academic and non-academic experiences for students, faculty, and staff of the Stanford community in both traditional classroom and field-based environments. Annual teaching load varies depending on course type.

Education and Experience Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
  • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
  • Affiliated technical skill certifications
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • Ability to carry 45% of your body weight in a backpack for long periods of time.
  • Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all site and logistics related course activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to aid students and instructors.
  • On feet most days, sometimes for long hours.
  • Able to sleep on ground, camp outside, etc.
  • Able to operate a vehicle for 8 - 10 hours a day.
* - 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.

  • Routine local travel required with occasional out of state requirements.
  • Routine work during evenings and weekends and occasional extended hours.
  • 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,
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.

Job: Athletics

Location: Athletics
Schedule: Full-time
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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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