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Associate Director, MSx Admissions

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 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.
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The Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid of the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks an Associate Director, MSx Admissions. The Associate Director will work as part of a small team within GSB Admissions & Financial Aid to attract, evaluate and enroll students to the one-year MS in Management degree program (called the MSx Program). The Associate Director will be involved in virtual and global outreach to identify potential applicants, will read and evaluate applications, and will work closely with admitted students to ensure they enroll successfully in the MSx Program.
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Your primary responsibilities* include:Admissions management (90%)

  • Lead strategic planning, analysis and execution for MSx admission outreach, evaluation and enrollment with prospective applicants and applicants including relationship development and communication. Address the significant business and regulatory challenges that require admissions subject matter expertise. Develop programs from initial concept to implementation.
  • Manage the administration and evaluation of outreach and enrollment. Manage seasonal admissions readers, including administration of role and evaluation of performance. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations, including compliance with SCOTUS decision ending race conscious admissions practices and any future legal decisions. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries within GSB Admissions & Financial Aid and across other GSB and university departments.
  • Represent admissions for the MSx program at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies including partnering with various subject matter experts to ensure effective data integrity and alignment with GSB and university admissions processes.
  • May oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.
  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.Communications and Marketing (10%)
    • Conduct market research, including competitive benchmarking, and analyze MSx admissions program effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction.
    • Collaborate with the GSB Admissions marketing team to develop strategic marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives.
    • May collaborate with GSB Admissions marketing team to create and manage the execution of integrated communication strategy which leverages the brand strategy, incorporating appropriate channels (i.e., web, print, email, online).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.
      • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
      • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
      • Ability to travel, including international travel, and work occasional evenings and weekends. -
        In addition, preferred requirements include:
        • MBA or other advanced degree.
        • Familiarity with Slate or other admissions systems.
        • Experience in higher education.The expected pay range for this position is $95,000 to $150,000 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 (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards ) 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 cover letter and r--sum-- 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 by submitting 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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