Knight-Hennessy Scholars program The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars benefit from an experiential leadership development platform, become part of a supportive community of fellow scholars, and receive funding for graduate study at Stanford. The program focuses on broadening knowledge, developing skills, and strengthening character through the King Global Leadership Program, which provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Our team is small and entrepreneurial. A successful admission process is essential to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, and this role is key to the long-term success of the admission process. If you enjoy collaborating with colleagues across Stanford, relish engaging with varied constituencies around the world, appreciate operations and technology, and value intense periods of reflection, we want to hear from you.
Job purpose The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program seeks a Director of Admission to lead the Admission team to attract, recruit, select, and enroll a high-potential cohort of graduate students each year. Reporting to Knight-Hennessy Scholars co-founder and Shriram Family Director John Hennessy, the Director of Admission should evince a passion for graduate education and leadership development within a leading research university. Experience leading and managing a team, as well as familiarity with highly selective admission processes, is a plus. Domestic and international travel is required.
This is an exciting time to join the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. The program has grown from an idea into one of the world's leading graduate communities and leadership programs; last year, we received more than 6,100 applicants for the cohort of 76 scholars. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, a creative problem-solver, a conscientious colleague, and an enthusiastic team player with a depth of knowledge in assessment, student experience, and team management. You will exhibit intellectual curiosity, solid judgment, an innovative spirit, technical expertise, and a commitment to managing both complex and simple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, start-up-like environment. Your primary responsibilities include:
Working independently to make decisions regarding projects, programs, and initiatives
Managing, interpreting, implementing, and ensuring compliance with legal, financial, university, academic, and administrative policies and external regulations
Defining and revising the criteria for selection, in conjunction with leadership team
Evaluating, engaging in consultative reviews, and rendering decisions on applications
Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills
Demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with good judgment
Experience managing people
Creativity in marketing and communication
Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships across the university
Advanced communication (oral and written) and presentation skills to convey information to diverse audiences
Ability to collaborate with peers and lead cross-functional groups toward a shared goal.
Adaptability to new information, changing conditions, or revised priorities
Appreciation for cross-cultural competencies
Comfort with data analysis
In addition, preferred requirements include: An advanced degree; terminal degree strongly preferred Physical requirements include:
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.
I-EJ#GD-EJ 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.
Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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 also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.