Associate Director, Strategy & Curricular Support
Associate Director, Strategy & Curricular Support
Job Number: 84526
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
The MBA & MSx Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) seeks an experienced business professional to serve as Associate Director, Strategy & Curricular Support. The primary focus of this role is to oversee strategic analysis of the student experience. The Associate Director will also serve as academic advisor to a cohort of MBA Students, guiding them to meet the Program requirements. The successful candidate will have successfully influenced decision making and delivered positive outcomes to an organization through meaningful quantitative analysis. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate a collaborative attitude, outstanding judgment, a sense of diplomacy, organizational savvy, empathy and a good sense of humor.
The Associate Director will have strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, and significant data analysis experience. The candidate will have the ability to gather data from disparate sources, synthesize data, perform statistical analysis including regressions, and visualize data to identify trends and make recommendations to stakeholders. Analyses include the use of pivot tables, formulas such as vlookup, and charts, as well as tools like Tableau, Hyperion, and Salesforce. The candidate will possess excellent communication and presentation skills to share findings and recommendations with faculty, staff and students.
The academic advising portion of the position involves working collaboratively with the team of academic advisors; developing in-depth knowledge of GSB courses and degree requirements; curriculum structure; faculty and student issues and needs; policies, processes, and resources of the MBA Program and the GSB; and academic and student services throughout Stanford University. Advising responsibilities include fielding questions and feedback, explaining and upholding academic policy, and maintaining a positive attitude and professionalism. Student advising responsibilities will in turn inform approaches to quantitative analysis projects.
Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, visa services, 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.
Your primary responsibilities include:
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
- MBA preferred.
- 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.
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 7503
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 84526
Location: Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States
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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