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Associate Director, Curricular Ecopreneurship Programs

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

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.Stanford's new Ecopreneurship Programs operate at the intersection of the Graduate School of Business and the new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS). The Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation for immersive and innovative entrepreneurship programs. And SDSS draws on a deep understanding of Earth, climate, and society to create solutions at a global scale. The new Ecopreneurship Programs leverage the strengths of both schools to inspire and support students from across Stanford University to explore climate and sustainability challenges facing our planet and to utilize entrepreneurship and innovation to create impactful solutions.The Ecopreneurship Programs team is seeking an Associate Director (AD) to lead the planning and execution of an array of curricular programs serving students and faculty from across the university, outlined below. -Please submit both a resume and cover letter expressing what makes you interested in the position and how your skills and capabilities align with the job requirements. We read the cover letters; they are important in our initial consideration of applications.This is a full-time two-year Fixed-Term position and is campus-based with limited hybrid flexibility which requires four days/week onsite presence.Your primary responsibilities include:Lead all strategic planning and implementation of curricular ecopreneurship programs, including:

  • Work closely with faculty across the university to help develop syllabi, curriculum, and logistical infrastructure for key ecopreneurship courses. Particularly in the first year, this role will support the development of a new course on scaling sustainability innovations.
  • Assist in the logistical coordination and execution of some key ecopreneurial courses throughout the year as needed.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends related to the intricate landscape of sustainability-focused classes and programs across the university; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new curricular programming to meet the needs of ecopreneurial students across campus.
  • Regularly advise students and faculty about classes and other resources available to them across the university as they pursue learning about ecopreneurship -
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients on their particular ecopreneurial projects.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
  • Center equity and inclusion in your work and interactions with othersTo be successful in this position, you will bring:
    • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
    • Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
    • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
    • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
    • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
    • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
    • Excellent program/project management skills. Ability to plan, organize, and implement a program with a high volume of diverse activities across multiple programs.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a comfort working with a wide variety of personalities
    • Autonomy and inherent motivation to create high-quality work
    • Excellent attention to detail -
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent data analysis skills enabling the assessment of program impact, and uncovering opportunities for continuous program improvement.In addition, preferred requirements include:
      • A broad awareness of the multitude domestic and global environmental sustainability issues and an ability to quickly get up to speed on any specific issue
      • Experience teaching or developing curriculum for any age group -
      • Experience or familiarity with, and interest in, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning, or startups.
      • Experience working in higher education
      • The ability to empathize with or relate to the population of students across the university -
      • Being comfortable navigating ambiguity, and the spirit to "build the airplane while it's flying"
      • Ability to build structure and processes where there are none
      • Experience and comfort with Google Suite products (e.g. Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Docs, etc.) which the GSB uses heavilyThe expected pay range for this position is $94,000 to $130,000.00 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 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.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 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 expressing what makes you interested in the position and how your skills and capabilities align with the job requirements 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 StatesWe're 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.

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