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Director, Education Programs

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Stanford Graduate School of Business Stanford's 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 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. Stanford Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative working to end the cycle of global poverty. We partner with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that transform lives, making a positive impact on people, organizations and the planet. Seed believes that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the long-term engine of shared economic prosperity. That's why we provide educational programs and supportive resources to fuel their growth and scale their success. Seed offers four programs -- the Seed Transformation Program (STP), Seed Transformation Network, Aspire Africa, and Seed Spark -- to address the needs of companies at varying sizes and stages of growth, providing a comprehensive and valuable continuum of support. To date, participants in the Seed Transformation Program alone have raised over $1 billion, grown their revenue by 16.6% (CAGR) and created nearly 150,000 direct and indirect jobs. Read more about Seed's impact in our . As the Director, Education Programs at Seed, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the learning journey of entrepreneurs and business leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Indonesia. You will be responsible for the overall design and delivery of Seed's educational programs, ensuring a high-quality learning experience that empowers participants to drive economic growth and innovation in their respective regions. The Director, Education Programs reports to the Executive Director, and is a member of Seed's Senior Staff. They will directly manage a team of four-five people, and work with Seed's regional offices in Ghana, Kenya, Botswana and Indonesia. This is a full-time hybrid role that requires regular, on-site work in Seed's offices at the Stanford GSB campus, with a minimum of at least two days per week, on average. Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Curriculum / Learning Experience Design and Delivery
    • Working with Stanford GSB faculty, lead the overall strategic design and development of curriculum for Seed education programs, including the (STP), , and, working in collaboration with the , support the further development of the .
    • Refine and update learning outcomes for these programs and ensure the alignment of curriculum with the specific and evolving needs and challenges faced by established businesses, early-stage startups, and small growing companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
    • Harness cutting-edge delivery methods, including artificial intelligence tools, to craft programming that is effective, captivating and highly efficient.
    • Customize learning experiences: working with Seed's regional teams, tailor a portion of curriculum content to the specific challenges, cultural nuances, and business landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, e.g., region-specific case studies and examples which make the learning experience relevant and relatable.
    • In collaboration with the STP team, Business Transformation Advisers and the Director of Evaluation and Learning, assess the impact and efficacy of curriculum components and delivery through participant feedback and performance metrics.
    • Support continuous learning for the Seed Transformation Network (graduates of the STP). In collaboration with the Network team, source, prepare and guide GSB faculty during interactions with the Network, including Global Summits, day-long workshops, webinars, etc.
    • Teaching Materials and Resources
      • Identify and curate a diverse range of teaching materials, including tools, models, case studies, and real-world examples to enhance program content.
      • Collaborate with internal teams, Stanford faculty, and global experts to develop relevant and engaging teaching resources.
      • Update and refine materials to reflect the evolving landscape of entrepreneurship and business in emerging economies, to exploit new opportunities, and to ensure program relevance and value.
      • Faculty and Expert Network
        • Establish and nurture relationships with Stanford faculty members, industry experts, and global thought leaders who can contribute to program delivery.
        • Work closely with the faculty and experts to align their expertise with program objectives and facilitate impactful learning experiences.
        • Negotiate and secure teaching commitments for Seed programs.
        • Work closely with the faculty and experts to align their expertise with program objectives and facilitate impactful learning experiences.
        • Team Leadership and Management
          • Lead and manage a team of indirect and direct reports responsible for Seed's education programs.
          • Provide guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback to team members to ensure the successful implementation of program initiatives.
          • Collaborate with and indirectly manage key global staff involved in delivering Seed programs, ensuring consistent quality and adherence to program goals.
          • Empower team members to take ownership of their projects and initiatives, fostering a sense of accountability and autonomy.
          • Participate in Seed's Senior Staff team charged with overall leadership of the organization, including strategy and budget formulation. Manage a budget for your team. To be successful in this position, you will bring:
            • Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in an area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
            • Extensive experience in curriculum design, educational program development, and blended learning approaches.
            • Deep understanding of entrepreneurship, business strategy, and economic development in emerging economies.
            • Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with faculty, experts, and industry stakeholders.
            • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
            • Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
            • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
            • Strong leadership and people management and mentoring skills, with the ability to oversee and direct staff in cross-functional and international teams.
            • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
            • Previous experience in international contexts or working with diverse cultural backgrounds is preferred. The expected pay range for this position is $99,000 - $182,000 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. 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 align with what matters to you:
              • Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, 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 with 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 ride-sharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more! We pride ourselves in being a 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. Additional Information
                • Schedule: Full-time
                • Job Code: 4113
                • Employee Status: Regular
                • Grade: K
                • Requisition ID: 101187
                • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

Keywords: College of Charleston, Palo Alto , Director, Education Programs, Education / Teaching , Palo Alto, California

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