Assistant Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs

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Assistant Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs

Stanford University

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Student Services Officer 2 Job Code: 7502 Job Grade: H FTE: 100%, Exempt
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) is the home of academic programs, both residential and online, that advance the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. Since our founding, we have hosted thousands of students in our online, commuter, and summer residential programs. Our impact is global and life-long and it is all due to the strength of our staff and Stanford University's commitment to excellence.

The offerings of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies include a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place on the Stanford campus during the summer as well as during the academic year. We are seeking an Assistant Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs to join our team. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs; co-chair the department's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) committee, and administer and oversee world-class programs that inspire and empower our next generation of leaders in STEM. These programs include the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, Stanford AI4ALL, Stanford University Mathematics Camp, after school enrichment circles, and our newest program Stanford YouCubed. As a collaborator with a variety of departments and faculty on campus, you will have the opportunity to be a thought-partner and leader in program design, evaluation, strategy and vision for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, curriculum, and student supports across the department.

**Please note that Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices will move to Stanford's new Redwood City Campus in 2019**

Your responsibilities include:

  • Administer and oversee admissions, program implementation, and evaluation for diversity-outreach initiatives. This includes developing and facilitating trainings on holistic review best practices, evaluating program curriculum, guiding the admissions and selection processes for diversity outreach programs, and serving as a resource for instructors and staff members on how to best work with diverse student populations.
  • Oversee and directly support student issues in the residences and/or classroom. This includes developing and implementing curriculum for supporting first-generation students, navigating higher education, and communicating with parents on sensitive issues.
  • Develop culturally-informed outreach and recruitment strategies, including fostering relationships with local schools, organizations, and potential partners. Plan and implement events on campus and attend off-site meetings and conferences.
  • Foster relationships with key partners on campus including the School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital, and the Graduate School of Education.
  • Support department-wide strategic planning efforts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including the development and implementation of professional development trainings, research and knowledge-sharing of best practices, and serving on the department's overall financial aid committee.
  • Ensure all programs and practices are in compliance with SPCS and other departmental policy, such as HIPAA and hospital medical clearances.
  • Supervise up to 16 temporary and student staff members.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to effectively collaborate with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Dedication to the on-campus programs during the summer months, including some evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies and software.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

    In addition, preferred requirements include:
    • Graduate degree in higher education, education, health science, public health, social welfare, or related field.
    • Intermediate to strong experience using Microsoft Excel.

    * Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    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 the job.

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    Location: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, California, United States
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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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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/6/2019
    Application Due: 3/20/2019
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