Assistant Director of Career Catalysts

Location
Stanford
Posted
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Assistant Director of Career Catalysts

Job Number:
76492

Stanford University, recognized as one of the most prestigious and innovative academic institutions in the world, is prioritizing students' career education by reinventing its model of career connection and investing resources to ensure that its undergraduate and graduate students have a successful transition from college to meaningful work. BEAM, Stanford Career Education, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Career Catalysts. Career Catalysts, one of BEAM's three collaborative units, supports students in career exploration and in cultivating personalized networks that shape their professional journey. Additional information about BEAM and Stanford's Vision 2020 is available at http://beam.stanford.edu

JOB PURPOSE:

Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding student life, advising, career counseling and academic services. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using expert technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.


Job Overview:

Manage programs that allow students to connect with mentors and try things out, so they can explore their passions and define their dreams. Prototype and pilot new initiatives. Establish authentic connections with alumni and other key stakeholders. Administer, implement, and interpret university and department goals so you can help students engage early and often.

The Catalysts arm of BEAM is relationship driven, and experiential in nature. If you thrive in a startup-type environment, where risk is encouraged, if you're strategic and creative, but also detailed-oriented and executional, you may be just who we're looking for!

CORE DUTIES*:
  • Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
  • Develop and implement programming, make strategic recommendations for future programs.
  • Evaluate and determine recommendations on technology resources, negotiate with resources options and vendors.
  • Analyze and develop report requirements, portals, and student facing communications.
  • Manage outreach programs, relationships with external community and university liaisons.
  • Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including, but not limited to career plans, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Oversee key processes, including contribution and direction on policy and program content.
  • Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in a specialized field.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
  • Create and implement strategies for student connections—both quick-touch interactions and deeper and longer ones. Manage outreach to alumni and other key stakeholders and develop opportunities to engage them and their networks in the process of guiding, educating, and connecting students.
  • Increase awareness and engagement with our student and alumni populations. Leverage learnings to launch initiatives with other potential mentoring populations, such as parents or faculty.
  • Develop and implement programming. Analyze participation data, in order to make key decisions about program changes and enhancements that are data-driven.
  • Manage, evaluate, analyze, and grow the Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program.
  • Manage outreach programs, and relationships with external community and university liaisons.
  • Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert on mentoring.
  • Direct the work of student staff and contribute to their professional development.
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using independent judgment.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


Education & Experience:


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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit, who has comfort with change, ambiguity, and risk in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated experience with pilot programs or in a startup is a huge plus.
  • Multicultural awareness and competence; ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external stakeholders, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and a comfort with social media.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with university policies and external regulations.
APPLICATION:
  • Submit a resume and cover letter.
  • Priority review deadline is October 13, 2017.
  • Position will remain open until filled.

Certifications and Licenses:


None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • 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 his or her 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu. 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: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    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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