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Assistant Dean of Admission for Alumni Volunteer Relations

Stanford University
Undergraduate Admissions: Financial Aid Office: Visitor Information Services, Stanford, California, United States

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Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Dean of Admission for Alumni Volunteer Relations🔍Undergraduate Admissions: Financial Aid Office: Visitor Information Services, Stanford, California, United States📁Student Services📅Mar 13, 2024 Post Date📅102550 Requisition #

The Office of Undergraduate Admission assembles a freshman class of 1,700 students and a transfer class of approximately 25-40 students each year. We strive to build a class that cuts across a number of dimensions to add to a rich and diverse undergraduate educational experience for everyone. We believe that a student body that is both highly qualified and diverse in terms of culture, socioeconomic status, background, work and life experiences, skills and interests Is essential to the educational process and will provide additional contributions and dimensions to the Stanford community.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission seeks an Assistant Dean of Admission for Alumni Volunteer Relations to perform team leadership role for new and current alumni relations programs and projects, develop strategies for and across alumni relations, conduct program evaluation and marketing analysis, link strategies to business and departmental objectives, and

manage, administer, implement and interpret university and/or department admission policies and procedures.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Managing and mentoring a staff of five, developing and coordinating training programs.
  • Managing alumni leadership around the world through relationship building and support
  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for the continued domestic and global expansion of the alumni volunteer program.
  • Actively developing and maintaining relationships with important alumni contacts both on and off campus and colleagues in alumni admission.
  • Coordinating with Admission Office’s Dean and Director on highly sensitive topics regarding alumni engagement and the admission process.
  • Serving as a liaison with admission leadership and university legal counsel in the creation and distribution of alumni training tools and programs.
  • Assuring excellence in program marketing and technology.
  • Providing a robust program to maintain current volunteers.
  • Evaluating, assessing and making program enhancements based on volunteer and student experience.
  • Recruiting, training, supporting, directing, cultivating and challenging volunteer leaders to achieve success.
  • Coordinating with and supporting activities of the alumni association with a special focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Reading, evaluating, recommending and advocating for higher level undergraduate applications to the Admission Committee to consider for admission based on current university priorities.
  • Chairing admission committees; making higher level management, evaluative and programmatic decisions.
  • Developing, managing, evaluating and implementing multi-dimensional admission outreach and recruitment strategies to enroll the most academically talented students, make recommendations for future program improvements.
  • Developing and maintaining external community and University liaisons related to admission programs and services.
  • Evaluating departmental policies and procedures and make recommendations to senior management team.
  • Overseeing the collection of enrollment data, developing reports and analyses, managing team’s program budget.
  • Evaluating needs and managing the implementation and development of technology.
  • Participating in the development of long-term strategic planning on the implementation of annual long-range planning efforts, development of business practices, and organizational change that improve processes and workflow.
  • Serving as a key member of the management team; representing the department/unit on University wide teams and projects.
  • Taking leadership role at regional and national committees/conferences.
  • * - Other duties may also be assigned; not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

    In addition, preferred requirements include:

    • Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

    The expected pay range for this position is $115,000 to $142,000 per annum.

    Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

    At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

    To be successful in this position, you will bring:

    • Strong supervisorial/personnel management experience.
    • Budget management experience.
    • Proven strong strategic planning skills.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Proven reading comprehension skills.
    • Proven strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make distinctions among competitive applicants.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Proven experience in public speaking and giving presentations.
    • Strong evidence of program planning skills.

    Why Stanford is for You

    Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or auditing a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
    • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
    • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
    • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
    • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

    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. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in human resources and provide examples of your experience with problem solving, confidentiality, project management, customer service, multi-tasking, attention to detail, responsiveness..

    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 accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

    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.

    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 7514
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: J
    • Requisition ID: 102550
    • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible


    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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