Associate Director for Administration, MSx Program
May 17, 2018
Associate Director for Administration, MSx Program
Job Number: 78758
Job Code: 4122
Job Grade: J
The Stanford MSx program is seeking a creative and energetic Associate Director for Administration of the MSx Program, to join a dedicated team and rich learning community. The Associate Director will oversee and support a range of the processes and systems that assure the program attracts top caliber professionals from a diverse set of fields and geographies, then provides them with a high-impact educational experience. This includes the recruiting and admissions process, as well as matriculation and on-boarding, outcomes measurement, and managing relationships with GSB and Stanford departments that interface with students (e.g. housing, Bechtel International Center, financial aid, financial services, and the Career Management Center). This individual will join the senior MSx management team, will play a key role managing the admissions process, and will represent the program in GSB working groups.
Key areas of focus:
Recruiting and admissions: Work with director to implement a broad-based marketing and recruitment strategy, working with external contractors, alumni and MSx staff to target top-tier mid-career managers likely to seek an advanced management degree. Oversee admissions system, streamlining the inquiry and application process, and prepare for a transition to a new online application platform.
Student support: Interface with various Stanford departments and services (e.g. Housing, Financial Aid, Billing, International Center, etc.) to assure a smooth transition to Stanford for new students and ongoing support to promote their academic success.
Finance and administration: Provide support to the budgeting process and the financial management of the program.
Outcomes measurement: Help to develop and track a series of metrics for both the admissions process and career development.
In summary, the Associate Director role will be responsible for a significant portion of the program's success. It is a suitable role for a highly organized and ambitious manager seeking a broad role in academic administration.
Lead the planning and operations for functions or programs that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise
Evaluate programs, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
Supervise the administration of admissions-related program processes.
Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. Represents the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
Manage and contribute e to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
May development and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
May direct and/or supervise staff.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - 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.
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.
Location: Graduate School of Business, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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