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Associate Director, Operations

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Stanfords Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students with 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 Teaching and Learning Hub (TLH) at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) supports faculty instructional needs with the vision of building and maintaining the GSB's reputation as a world-class institution for student learning. Our offerings include pedagogy design and consultation, educational technology development and integration, graphic design, video production, case studies writing, course logistics, and more. In this role, you will facilitate the smooth operation of Teaching and Learning Hub departmental processes, drive the execution of operational and strategic planning, and bridge gaps as they arise. This is a generalist role, requiring judgment, strategic thinking, flexibility, versatility, and the ability to lead independently.

  • Proactively develop, run, evaluate, and optimize team processes.
  • Manage, evaluate, and report on department-level initiatives, operations, and programs.
  • Synthesize large amounts of information and proactively offer and execute solutions.
  • Support high priority projects and programs as needed. You will report to the Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching and Learning Hub, and play a critical role within the leadership team. This is a senior and trusted role, requiring excellent organization and attention to detail, as well as business understanding and strategic thinking. Proactive generalists with great communication and people skills are encouraged to apply! Please Note: This position requires regular, on-site work at the Stanford GSB campus, but a full-time on-campus presence is not required. Your primary responsibilities include:
    • Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
    • Evaluate programs or functions, policies and procedures. Identify issues and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
    • 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 by committing resources and providing information and/or training. Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
    • Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategies that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
    • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
    • Assess training and onboarding needs and may develop associated training.
    • Direct and supervise staff. To be successful in this position, you will bring:
      • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
      • 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.
      • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
      • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
      • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
      • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
      • Strong relevant subject-matter knowledge.
      • Ability to direct the work of others. In addition, preferred requirements include:
        • Enthusiasm for the multi-faceted nature of a role similar to a "chief of staff" role.
        • A blend of creativity, positivity, independence, critical thinking, and resourcefulness, with a track record of rolling up your sleeves to get stuff done.
        • Experience working on cross-functional teams.
        • An MBA or other advanced degree.
        • Tact and sensitivity to work across a large and complex organization, interfacing with multiple stakeholders, including senior faculty.
        • Understanding change management, particularly in a university or government context. The expected pay range for this position is $73,000 - $150,000 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. *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. 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 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 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 campusgardens, 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 r--sum-- along with your online application.Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United StatesGraduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United StatesGraduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United StatesWere always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next. J-18808-Ljbffr

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