Assistant Director, Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations (Fixed Term)
Job Number: 85893
This position is a one-year fixed term. Stanford University is where we hope you will discover a rewarding career filled with rich traditions, a deep passion for collaboration and innovation, an unparalleled respect for diversity, and a culture of excellence.
We are currently seeking an Assistant Director to join the Office of Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations (IRSR). IRSR is part of the Office of the President and serves as Stanford University's primary resource on responsible investment issues.
Considering the views of the campus community has long been part of Stanford's approach to considering questions relating to the responsible investment of the university's endowment. Stanford has had an investment responsibility policy - the Statement on Investment Responsibility - since 1971. To improve the responsiveness of the process, Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations (IRSR) was created, reporting to the President's Office, to serve as a single point of contact for the campus community and a liaison to university leadership and Board of Trustees.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Support the Director in the strategic planning and management of IRSR programmatic activities, stakeholder relations and research.
Represent the Office to the broader University community and stakeholders with a strong client service orientation.
Partner with other University Centers, Initiatives and Programs to advance the educational and research mission of the IRSR Office and Stanford University
Draw on your subject matter expertise to create, research and manage content for reports, proposals, policy briefings, and websites. For example:
Plan and conduct research to support the Board of Trustees, senior campus leadership and the community advisory panel
Conduct market, company, and peer institution benchmark analyses
Track issues in the news and social media
Monitor and research industry ESG best practices
Write briefing materials and reports
Identify and understand key investment responsibility issues on campus
Contribute content and maintain the IRSR website with support of the web design team
Educate students and other Stanford constituencies on issues related to investment responsibility.
Provide general administrative support, including:
Serve as the first point of contact for the IRSR program including receiving phone calls, emails, and visitors for the office, scheduling, expense processing, travel arrangements, filing and coordinating IT support
Schedule, organize, support and participate in meetings, panels, trainings, conferences, and other events
Manage Board historical archives, reports and related documentation
Provide meeting support including, producing agendas and materials, coordinating presentations and background materials, taking meeting minutes, preparing and distributing mailings
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Knowledge of Responsible/ESG/Sustainable/Impact investing field
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively in writing and orally with faculty, staff and students
Experienced researcher with ability to identify, collect, evaluate and synthesize complex and diverse information
Able to distinct perspectives, and work with teams at all levels of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Board of Trustees
Able to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, operate independently, meet strict deadlines, produce a high-quality work product
Able to direct the work of others
Enjoys an environment which requires juggling multiple and changing priorities
Strong commitment to advancing the Office's mission and effectiveness
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience
Must possess a strong understanding of both academic, corporate and non-profit settings
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.
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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.
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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
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. Additional Information
Location: Other, Stanford, 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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