The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7-12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. In the discussion seminar, a cornerstone of the OHS education, students and teachers engage in a rigorous academic program that develops the critical reasoning and argumentation skills so essential for success at the collegiate level and beyond. Beyond the classroom, students and instructors continue to collaborate in a dynamic school community, centered on student clubs, activities, competitions, and student publications. For more information about the school, please visit https://ohs.stanford.edu Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job descriptionJOB PURPOSE: Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, registrar services, student life, advising, career counseling and academic services. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment. The Assistant Director will be responsible for providing OHS students and families with the full range of college counseling services expected of established independent schools CORE DUTIES*:
Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
Develop an awareness of college admissions procedures in students beginning in the 7th grade
Work closely with students in the last two years at the OHS to shepherd them through the college application process
Write narrative school letters and prepare all other materials needed to be sent to colleges on behalf of OHS students
Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of College and University Admissions Offices through ongoing communication with college admission representatives.
Work to ensure that colleges have a complete and accurate understanding of the OHS, its course of study, and the unique nature of its students, so that colleges are able to appropriately evaluate applications submitted by students from the OHS
Work with OHS instructors to ensure that letters of recommendation are well written and reflect the unique abilities and accomplishments of OHS students
Work with the OHS registrar to ensure that transcripts and supporting documents, such as the school profile, accurately reflect the unique nature of the OHS course of study
Work closely with Academic Advisors to ensure that course and extra curricular decisions for students are aligned with student college attendance goals
Serve on OHS Admissions Committee, assisting the Office of Admission with making decisions on prospective OHS students.
Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
Conduct ongoing one-on-one meetings with students and families to understand unique needs as they relate to college applications, and collaborate on a plan that allows for success in the process
Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
Work closely with the Director of College Counseling to design and implement programs and communications to support OHS students and families through the college application process.
Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare manage reports and presentations.
Compile and report student data, including standardized test scores, admission outcomes, and other academic measures for use both internally and externally.
Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to guide them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants.
Serve as a subject matter expert to students and other departments; represent unit/department.
Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - 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 the job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford University provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, religious creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other trait or status protected by applicable law.
Location: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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