Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

Stanford University
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Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

Stanford University

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

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 Stanford MBA Admissions office strives each year to create a class of students with the potential to become innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, organizations, and the world. We attract, recruit, select, and enroll the most promising MBA students from around the world and from every background.

In this role, you will help to enable our mission by disseminating information; engaging prospects, applicants, and admitted students; and building community through a variety of channels (e.g., web, newsletter, email, video, social media, etc.). Under the guidance of the MBA Admissions Director of Marketing, you will participate in the development and implementation of marketing initiatives to meet business objectives, and collaborate with multiple teams and departments.

With a focus on continuous improvement, you will also have an eye on market research, trends and internal analytics to refine our marketing and communications initiatives.

Your primary responsibilities include:
  • Significant web authoring to external and internal sites, drafting and wireframing content.
  • Primary responsibility for admitted student communications including the admitted student website.
  • Developing and executing digital newsletters and various email campaigns.
  • Coordinating with other team members and vendors on paid social media campaigns as well as facilitating organic social media opportunities like Instagram student take-overs.
  • Heavy focus on content creation (e.g., videos, podcasts, articles, interviews, student testimonials); including producing, recording, and publishing virtual events.
  • Liaising with students and alumni, collaborating with other departments, and potentially managing vendors.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Strong web design and technical skills.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Previous experience in product, program and/or services marketing.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
  • Ability to create engaging content across numerous channels (web, videos, newsletters, email campaigns, social media, etc.)
  • Understanding of how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels.
  • Experience with market research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and skills.

In addition, preferred requirements include:
  • Strong knowledge of:
    • Drupal 8
    • HTML & CSS
    • Web accessibility standards
    • Video editing
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Salesforce
    • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) including for video
    • Google Analytics
    • Zoom
    • Survey software such as Form Assembly, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Collaborative working style.
  • Results orientation.
  • Strategic mindset.

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.


Location: Graduate School of Business, 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:

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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Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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