Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Classification M, 100% FTE, Exempt
School of Engineering, Office of Student Affairs
Stanford's School of Engineering (SoE) seeks an associate dean of student affairs to manage the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and provide school-wide leadership for all student issues.Reporting to the faculty senior associate dean, the associate dean will be the senior student affairs staff member in the school.In this role, the associate dean will represent the school on university committees and work closely with peers from other schools and the vice provosts for graduate and undergraduate education, the vice provost for teaching and learning, and other senior staff with programs of relevance to students in SOE. The associate dean will also work inside the school with faculty and student affairs staff in departments to help build community, develop and disseminate policy and best practices, and to identify and help solve student problems.The associate dean will work with current associate deans for diversity and for graduate students on implementation of new and existing programs, with a special emphasis on diversity and inclusion programs expected to emerge out of a new diversity affiliates program and other related fundraising initiatives.
The Office of Student Affairs manages the school fund allocation for teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate fellowships, runs global programs for Stanford students and foreign students visiting Stanford, the Technical Communication Program, and has responsibility for a wide portfolio of new and ongoing student diversity initiatives.The associate dean will work with functional directors in OSA to provide a suite of direct services and aid to students and will coordinate with departments to provide services that complement or augment departmental services.
Direct efforts of managers; develop those in leadership positions and in the leadership pipeline, make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, manage performance, determine staffing needs, develop and ensure succession planning within area of responsibility.
Identify, clarify, and resolve complex, highly visible issues with university-wide scope and strategic impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment and in-depth knowledge of university policies, governance and priorities.
Provide strategic direction for and manage the school student services, including responsibility for programs, budget, and staff.
Appreciate the particular challenges faced by undergraduate, co-terminal, MS and PhD students in SOE departments, as they enter, progress through programs, and meet requirements for graduation.Policies regarding financial aid and housing are of particular importance.
Provide counsel and collaborate with senior leadership, in long range planning, policy development, for the school.
Work independently to make decisions regarding projects, programs, and initiatives, with limited or no review by senior management: commit university resources with limited or no review by senior officers.
Manage exceptions to university, program, or unit policies and procedures; determine appropriate response to settle grievances.
Participate in setting the direction of the schools internal academic and administrative policy development for programs and administrative operations. Negotiate and influence on matters of university-wide impact.
Serve as senior advisor to dean on programmatic and policy development. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures.
Manage, interpret, implement and ensure compliance with legal, financial, university, academic and administrative policies and external regulations within an organization or program.
Direct complex, high-visibility process redesign and innovation projects; Champion major initiatives, develop and drive implementation of project initiatives.
Partner with key individuals from across the university to determine new and ongoing business and technology initiatives.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and ten years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
Experience managing people.
Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships across organization.This includes the ability to work constructively with faculty and staff, as well as with students at all levels of our programs.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Demonstrated experience with significant and complex budgetary/financial management.
We are unable to provide Sponsorship for this position.
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 his or her job.
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.
About Stanford University
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Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 that is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives.An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
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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 d...edicated 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, 9000 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.
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