Assistant Director, Black Community Services Center

Sep 18, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Director, Black Community Services Center

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Appointment Duration: Fixed Term (One academic calendar year August 31, 2018)

For full consideration, submit your application by 5 pm on September 25, 2017.

The Black Community Services Center (BCSC) seeks an Assistant Director to facilitate and independently administer, implement and interpret university policies and procedures. The qualified candidate will serve as one of the primary contacts to the Stanford undergraduate and graduate student populations.

The BCSC is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion, and respect; and empowers students to thrive. The BCSC embodies inclusive excellence through partnering with and educating the Stanford community about contributions of the African Diaspora, while ensuring that students can thrive and reach their full potential. Within this framework, the BCSC has established itself as a mechanism to create opportunities for students, to share opportunities with students, and to encourage them to take advantage of the opportunities at Stanford. Here are our four Core Values:

  • Respect for the diversity of experience and background within the black community
  • Equity and social justice for traditionally marginalized communities
  • Development of the whole person - honesty, integrity, and service to others
  • Cultivate an environment of student leadership into alumnihood We are looking for qualified candidates who can support these core values and the mission of the Center.

    The Assistant Director administers, implements and interprets university and department policies and procedures. The Assistant Director identifies, clarifies, and resolves highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.

    • Administer an area or program in student services:
      • Responsible for daily operation of facility space inclusive of the community center and main office
    • Train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.
      • Manage Black Community Services Center student staff
    • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
      • Interpret and implement university policy related to academic policies and fiscal policy.
    • Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
      • Serve as point of contact for over 15+ Black Volunteer Student Organization (BVSO) and assist in leadership & program development, and policy management
    • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
      • Serve as a resource for Alumni engagement and outreach to the campus Black diaspora
      • Manage outreach programs and relationships with campus partners
    • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
    • May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
    * Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred. Candidates who have a Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience may be considered for appointment to the Program Associate position (Student Services Officer 1) in the BCSC and will be assigned duties appropriate to the position.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and to all levels of management.

  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.

  • 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.


  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

    * - 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 their job.

    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, .

    Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

    Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

    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.

    Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

    Job: Student Services

    Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    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.