Assistant Director

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Assistant Director

Stanford University

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Job Code: 7502 Salary Level: H Exemption: Exempt Schedule: Full Time (100% FTE) Appointment Duration: This is a three year fixed-term position.
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Would you like to use your diversity and inclusion skills to support equity on our campus by joining our Diversity and Inclusion Team? Then the position of Assistant Director in the Diversity and First Generation Office (DGen), a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you!

The DGen office 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.
Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, 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 advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.

  • Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
  • Design, implement and evaluate student-facing programs that celebrate and engage diversity and inclusion and facilitate courageous conversations across differences.
  • Synthesize existing quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate current offerings, identify themes, and inform future work including strategy and curriculum design.
  • Design, implement and evaluate diversity and inclusion trainings, courses and workshops for students, staff and other audiences.
  • Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility.
  • Guides the implementation of high quality assessment and design, developing new tools and practices to improve the efforts of Diversity and First Generation (DGen) office.
  • Independently implement and administer day-to-day assessment activities in collaboration with the DGen team.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare manage reports and presentations.
  • Provide clear and useful reports for the DGen Management, staff and other stakeholders as needed
  • Develop, implement and monitor evaluation projects.
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to students and other departments; represent unit/department.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
  • Provide administrative support to ongoing and emerging research projects
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

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

    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.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
    • Strong coordination and technical skills that can be adaptable to meet the needs of stakeholders, internal and external.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
    • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
    • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
    • Ability to understand the unique responsibilities of collaborative efforts, and work with flexibility, and efficiency both individually and as part of a complex team/community effort.
    • Prior work experience in diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, and/or social justice required
    • Facilitation and/or training experience
    • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
    Certifications and Licenses: None
    - 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 rarely 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.
    - 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, .

    Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with their application.

    Specific Info about the Posting Unit:

    The DGen office provides campus leadership for students, faculty and staff to consciously and actively affirm intersectional identities and foster intergroup relationships. Through research, forums, classes and workshops, we build student capacity and confidence to experience a sense of belonging and develop authentic connections with people from different backgrounds.
    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.


    Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, California, United States
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    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.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/6/2018
    Application Due: 9/10/2018
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