Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Stanford Law School

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Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Stanford Law School

Stanford University

Job Number:

Job Code: 3483
Grade: I

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, the Associate Director is dedicated to strategically building and strengthening alumni communities at Stanford Law School, including broad planning, vision, and execution for both regional and affinity-based chapters. The Associate Director will also cultivate faculty relationships, particularly in regards to intellectual programing during Alumni Weekend and Board of Visitors.

The ideal candidate will be committed to the importance of diversity and have experience managing volunteers. This role will require polished communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong presentation skills. The ability to employ diplomacy with a high regard for building and maintaining important internal and external relationships is key.

In partnership with Director, lead overall long-term planning and evaluation for alumni engagement development and growth, including helping to identify new markets and refresh program strategies.
Lead the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion initiatives with alumni programing, particularly in regards to affinity chapters.
Oversee, train, and recruit alumni leaders within the Bay Area and Asia alumni chapters, assisting them in strategy for alumni engagement for their regions.
Steward the SLS Executive Law Chapter Chair and coordinate quarterly conference calls with regional chairs.
Project manage the training/onboarding materials provided to chapter and affinity group volunteers.
Manage relationship with Stanford Law School faculty. Serve as liaison to faculty for all Stanford Law School and University programs, maintaining a high level of programing and service. This includes Alumni Weekend and Board of Visitors programing.
Coordinate the annual process for nominating alumni volunteers for the Stanford Associates Awards.
Manage quarterly reporting of department activity, particularly in regards to alumni volunteer participation.
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.
Skilled in strategizing and leading the execution of projects and initiatives.
Proven decision-making skills and the ability to understand and solve complex questions.
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.
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,


Location: School of Law, California, United States
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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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
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