Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

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Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

Stanford University

Job Number:
84336

Community Engagement Department Overview
The Community Engagement department is responsible for working with Stanford's internal teams and external community partners to implement the new university vision. Community Engagement will lead the university development of strategies that will provide for greater regional, national, and global service and engagement on the part of all Stanford constituencies. A key initial focus of this team will be to forge enhanced collaboration with local partners to address sustainability, affordability and other critical local challenges.
JOB PURPOSE:
This newly created senior strategic leadership role is responsible for enhancing the public reputation of Stanford within both the internal Stanford community and the external communities in which the university operates. Direct the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of functions or programs that enhance and expand the University's relationships and standing with local government, community-based organizations, businesses, individuals and neighborhoods. This will require finding new and creative ways for Stanford to connect with internal and external communities to share best practices, generate and disseminate ideas, and discuss research and initiatives of importance to Stanford and its communities. Working closely with a variety of internal stakeholders, the Associate Vice President for Community Engagement will work to identify, manage and resolve large and complex issues within the Stanford community and beyond and build a network of support to share and amplify impacts. This position reports to the Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer and will work closely with faculty, staff, external community stakeholders.




CORE DUTIES*:

  • Cultivate and develop ongoing and productive relationships with local and national community organizations, key constituencies and important community groups
  • Effectively direct and manage the functions reporting into the Community Engagement organization including recruiting, developing, training, and retaining a team that supports the University's evolving needs.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Vice President, Government Affairs in engaging key local community stakeholders on new developments and the implementation of the General Use Plan.
  • Oversee and conduct active and on-going monitoring and information gathering concerning matters of current and proposed law and public policy that may impact the mission of the university and its faculty, staff and students.
  • Develop relationships with faculty, staff, external entities, and other clients/stakeholders who support and/or interact with the Office of Community Engagement.
  • Organize public relations events to connect university and community constituencies in all areas to understand community concerns and advocate for the university's positioning on challenging and sensitive issues.
  • In coordination with University Communications, develop and implement a proactive communications strategy to foster positive and constructive community relations.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Vice President for Government Affairs to think proactively about how Stanford engages with various communities.
  • Collaborate with the Stanford Alumni Association to develop strategies for engaging alumni in regional, national and global initiatives.

* - Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:



Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and twelve years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience advising senior management on complex community issues.
  • Strong understanding of reputational risk and brand management.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Experience managing large, diverse groups, teams and/or constituents in complex organizations where it is necessary to consider differing interests and points of view.
  • Experience in advocating and representing the needs of an institution to its constituents, both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of Stanford preferred- or an institution of similar size - with multifaceted roles as a premier university, major employer, substantial trust, landholder and/or public policy stakeholder.
  • The ability to anticipate the needs of an academic community and navigate the institution's relationships with federal, state and local government.
  • Experience in a community-relations environment, demonstrated knowledge of local government and familiarity with community issues/concerns.
  • Experience as a staff assistant to an elected government official with working knowledge of the political system and political process at the state and local levels.
  • Expert knowledge of land use planning and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Proven ability to develop, execute and critically evaluate projects and programs and provide strategic insight and approaches to issues.
  • Demonstrate a high level of judgment, analytical and conceptual skills. Comfortable working at both high-level strategy and detailed implementation, with ability to see the implications of decisions.
  • Superb written and verbal communication, active listening skills and the interpersonal skills, presence at all levels and for all audiences, nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to reach out to many constituencies and understand their needs and priorities; an ability to move a group to consensus; strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Ability to diplomatically resolve problems and build key relationships.
  • Experience in shaping public attitude through the effective use of print and electronic media.

Certifications and Licenses: None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.



    * - 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.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
    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, https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=1588930&targetURL=
    This newly created senior strategic leadership role is responsible for enhancing the public reputation of Stanford within both the internal Stanford community and the external communities in which the university operates. Direct the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of functions or programs that enhance and expand the University's relationships and standing with local government, community-based organizations, businesses, individuals and neighborhoods. This will require finding new and creative ways for Stanford to connect with internal and external communities to share best practices, generate and disseminate ideas, and discuss research and initiatives of importance to Stanford and its communities. Working closely with a variety of internal stakeholders, the Associate Vice President for Community Engagement will work to identify, manage and resolve large and complex issues within the Stanford community and beyond and build a network of support to share and amplify impacts. This position reports to the Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer and will work closely with faculty, staff, external community stakeholders.




    CORE DUTIES*:
    • Cultivate and develop ongoing and productive relationships with local and national community organizations, key constituencies and important community groups
    • Effectively direct and manage the functions reporting into the Community Engagement organization including recruiting, developing, training, and retaining a team that supports the University's evolving needs.
    • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Vice President, Government Affairs in engaging key local community stakeholders on new developments and the implementation of the General Use Plan.
    • Oversee and conduct active and on-going monitoring and information gathering concerning matters of current and proposed law and public policy that may impact the mission of the university and its faculty, staff and students.
    • Develop relationships with faculty, staff, external entities, and other clients/stakeholders who support and/or interact with the Office of Community Engagement.
    • Organize public relations events to connect university and community constituencies in all areas to understand community concerns and advocate for the university's positioning on challenging and sensitive issues.
    • In coordination with University Communications, develop and implement a proactive communications strategy to foster positive and constructive community relations.
    • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Vice President for Government Affairs to think proactively about how Stanford engages with various communities.
    • Collaborate with the Stanford Alumni Association to develop strategies for engaging alumni in regional, national and global initiatives.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:



    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and twelve years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Experience advising senior management on complex community issues.
    • Strong understanding of reputational risk and brand management.
    • Strong leadership and collaboration skills.
    • Experience managing large, diverse groups, teams and/or constituents in complex organizations where it is necessary to consider differing interests and points of view.
    • Experience in advocating and representing the needs of an institution to its constituents, both internally and externally.
    • Knowledge of Stanford preferred- or an institution of similar size - with multifaceted roles as a premier university, major employer, substantial trust, landholder and/or public policy stakeholder.
    • The ability to anticipate the needs of an academic community and navigate the institution's relationships with federal, state and local government.
    • Experience in a community-relations environment, demonstrated knowledge of local government and familiarity with community issues/concerns.
    • Experience as a staff assistant to an elected government official with working knowledge of the political system and political process at the state and local levels.
    • Expert knowledge of land use planning and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
    • Proven ability to develop, execute and critically evaluate projects and programs and provide strategic insight and approaches to issues.
    • Demonstrate a high level of judgment, analytical and conceptual skills. Comfortable working at both high-level strategy and detailed implementation, with ability to see the implications of decisions.
    • Superb written and verbal communication, active listening skills and the interpersonal skills, presence at all levels and for all audiences, nationally and internationally.
    • Ability to reach out to many constituencies and understand their needs and priorities; an ability to move a group to consensus; strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
    • Ability to diplomatically resolve problems and build key relationships.
    • Experience in shaping public attitude through the effective use of print and electronic media.

    Certifications and Licenses: None
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.



    * - 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.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
    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.
    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 4597
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: O
    • Requisition ID: 84336


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    Location: Office of Development, Stanford, 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: 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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    Posted: 8/23/2019
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