Associate Director, Evaluation

Stanford University
Closing date
Jul 17, 2033

Job Details

Associate Director, Evaluation
Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4122
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 90333

Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.

The Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid seeks an Associate Director of Evaluation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help us identify the next generation of world-class leaders for Stanford GSB. You will manage the alumni interview program, recruiting, training, and coaching hundreds of alumni interviewers globally. In addition, you will work with our admissions team to adopt a new technology platform, which will enhance our evaluation capabilities.

As an Admissions Officer, you will conduct information sessions both on campus and across the globe to recruit prospective candidates. You also will evaluate applications as part of the admissions committee, and help enroll those students who are admitted. Your ability to build and cultivate relationships, handle difficult situations with diplomacy, and maintain the strictest confidentiality are essential.

Are you a high achieving professional, with a deep curiosity about how to assess talent and potential? Do you like to coach others and manage complex processes? Then this position may be the right fit for you.

Your primary responsibilities include:
Develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of the alumni interview program, which enables approximately 1000 interviews a year.
Develop the interviewer learning center and provide training to new and returning interviewers.
Manage, train, and coach over 500 alumni interviewers.
Work closely with technical and department staff to help implement a new application process in Slate to enhance candidate experience, operational efficiency, and analytics.
Evaluate applications and interview applicants.
Develop and deliver outreach programs in local, national, and international communities.
Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues, which may span multiple areas and require discretion and judgment.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience managing projects, including planning, scheduling, and tracking.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences.
Strong analytical skills to review and assess qualitative and quantitative information.
Demonstrated ability to respect and encourage diverse perspectives.
Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Salesforce or Slate experience is a plus.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Advanced degree; MBA preferred.
Functional experience in recruitment, talent assessment, or training, desirable.
Industry experience in admissions, human resources, or higher education is beneficial.
Ability to work evenings or weekends occasionally.

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:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.

* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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