Stanford's Graduate School of Business 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: To create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and, with these ideas, develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
Are you passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? Have you supported and created programs that advance inclusion and belonging, particularly for ethnically diverse students and alumni? Are you interested in working with business school alumni to advance equality?
Affinity Chapters within the GSB Department of Alumni Relations are guided by five visions. We seek to:
Equip our alumni with the practical insights, tools, and confidence to create, influence, and lead diverse and inclusive organizations
Encourage our alumni to engage with the school in support of its mission
Support our alumni by co-creating or developing programs that facilitate learning, career advancement, professional networking, and social engagement with other alumni and students
Empower personal growth by cultivating a supportive and engaged alumni community.
Understand and share research that advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace
The Associate Director of Affinity Chapters and Groups will work collaboratively with alumni volunteers, staff, faculty, and students to execute a robust set of programs. You will not only support the execution of alumni-led initiatives but also contribute to the strategic direction of existing programs and develop new ones. You will also promote the school's racial, gender identity, and sexual orientation research; strengthen and expand the alumni community, and help inform school diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging priorities.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Participate in strategic and long-term planning for the Diverse Alumni Communities team
Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices are implemented across all programs and activities
Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers and volunteer-led projects
Develop strong alumni volunteer pipelines and ensure governance structures are created, maintained, and routinely evaluated
Understand and evaluate existing alumni programs and services to increase participant satisfaction
Oversee online groups focused on ethnically diverse and the LGBTQ+ communities
Negotiate high-level contracts with vendors and oversee the quality of delivered products and services in adherence with Stanford University policies
Work with other departments within External Relations and across campus to identify and implement new markets and develop new program strategies
Represent the organization to internal and external groups regarding business and program activities
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties
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
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the GSB professionally both internally and externally
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as volunteer development and oversight
Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups
Ability to juggle a vast quantity of incoming information, interruptions, and inquiries with a high level of professionalism and tolerance for ambiguity
Proven decision-making skills including the ability to understand and solve complex questions using both quantitative and qualitative data
Computer proficiency and the desire to learn new systems
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 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.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
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 accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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.
Location: Graduate School of Business, 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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