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Associate Director, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) 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.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) at the GSB seeks an Associate Director to lead the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurial Intiative's (SLEI) Research efforts. The Associate Director will work with faculty to conduct insightful new research about the state of Latino entrepreneurship in the United States, communicate these results to business, government, and nonprofit leaders, and lead the collaboration between Stanford GSB and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) in curating this research effort. -
In this staff role, you will have the opportunity to partner with GSB faculty to develop insights about the unique challenges and opportunities facing the rapidly growing U.S. Latino business sector. You will interact with government and corporate policy makers, Latino entrepreneurs, and Stanford students and faculty. You will be part of a caring and engaged team supporting entrepreneurial education and research at the GSB.This is a hybrid position with an average of 2-3 days a week on-site at the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA. -
Your primary responsibilities* include:

  • Leading the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurial Initiative's research strategy, developing and managing the program's budget, and ensuring our annual goals are met.
  • Leading the design and implementation of the annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship research, in partnership with faculty and the LBAN team. Designing and developing the survey, leading the analysis of survey results, and writing insightful report(s) outlining findings. This survey of 10,000+ business owners provides annual results viewed by thousands of business owners, policy makers, and academics.
  • Being a strong thought leader for the research. Propose new areas to research, based on input from multiple stakeholders, to increase impact in leveling the playing field and enhancing growth of Latino and minority-owned U.S. businesses.
  • Collaborating with Stanford GSB and LBAN's public relations teams to drive coverage of SLEI research findings to maximize impact.
  • Being an extremely effective spokesperson for the research with policymakers, academics, business leaders, the public, and governmental agencies to increase awareness of the findings. Encouraging use of the results in creating policy and other actions to support the growth of Latino and other minority-owned firms.
  • Fostering relationships with leaders in government, the nonprofit sector, the business community, and academia to share study results and enhance the research approach.
  • Developing deep knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurial and business ecosystem.
  • Managing the collaboration between Stanford and the Latino Business Action Network in creating a vision and action plan for maximizing research impact.\Providing a vision and overseeing the creation of the annual State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit, attended by 900+ people.
  • Design, develop, and conduct other research projects about Latino business issues as appropriate.To be successful in this position, you will bring:
    • Bachelor's degree and three years relevant experience or a combination of relevant education and experience.
    • Demonstrated experience creating, conducting, analyzing, and reporting results of social science research, ideally as the project leader proposing and guiding research direction. -
    • Very strong analytic skills using tools such as R, STATA or Python to analyze social science research data.
    • Strong survey design and implementation skills; strong skills in creating surveys using Qualtrics or similar platform, including more advanced survey creation.
    • Knowledge of primary data collection methods (polls, focus groups, interviews, surveys, etc.) and secondary data (primarily Census business data sets).
    • Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
    • Demonstrated experience in project management, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting to bring projects in on time at high quality.
    • Extremely strong English writing and verbal communication skills to interact with students, faculty, and senior industry leaders.In addition, preferred requirements include:
      • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in a relevant social science; PhD preferred.
      • Fluency in speaking and writing in Spanish is a plus.
      • Working knowledge of businesses, how financial results are tracked, how growth is funded, and an ability to knowledgeably interact with business owners is ideal.
      • Familiarity with existing datasets about U.S. businesses (e.g. the ABS dataset) is ideal.
      • Familiarity with policies designed to support small and minority owned businesses.The expected pay range for this position is $95,000 to $139,000 per year. -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.How to ApplyWe invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter (we pay great attention to cover letters), and two writing samples that have not been edited by anyone else, along with your online application. -
        Why Stanford is for YouStanford'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 TedTalk, 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.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.Graduate 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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