Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
We are looking for a Director, Experiential Course Support to join the Teaching & Learning department, which supports faculty and students in co-creating a transformational learning experience that equips and inspires the next generation of leaders. Collectively the department supports professors with learning design and educational technology, the development of course materials and cases, speaker engagement, experiential course logistics, student coaching and facilitation services, and more. The Director will lead the Experiential Course Support group which contributes to a vast array of highly interactive experiential courses including the school's acclaimed Touchy Feely course.
The Director will also launch a new action based educational offering for MBA and Master's degree students. The new learning program is an innovative learning experience where teams of students learn by working on real challenges provided by a variety of organizations under the guidance of world renowned faculty. The learning experience aims to achieve a deep and relevant mastery of the state of the art tools to address said challenges with the added benefit of providing insights to said organizations as well as exposing them to the strength of the GSB student population. The program will be constructed to support multiple verticals each led by a faculty member who is a world renowned leader in the field.
This position will report to the Assistant Dean & Director, Teaching & Learning and will work under the general direction of a Faculty Director in service of the professors teaching in the new action based program. The Director will focus on the creation and design of the program, its development and growth. The Director will be in charge of facilitating, sourcing and managing the relationships with the organizations providing the projects and will serve as the center point of coordination between faculty, organizations and the student teams. The Director will be in charge of articulating the value proposition of the program to students and will oversee its execution, in particular all operational aspects of the program, as well as support the educational experience.
Manage program-related staff assigned to academic programs and projects, while also managing all aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Provide leadership direction to assigned staff in the program area, and oversee subordinate staff with program responsibility.
Design, develop, and oversee implementation of the most complex programs. Devise and implement vision, strategy, goals, and resource development in consultation with faculty director. Assess entity/program efficacy. Shape development of research and/or teaching programs. Provide guidance to program staff or instructors.
Define the overall activities of research/ teaching program(s), allocate appropriate staffing and other resources to achieve objectives. Develop and direct related policy. Provide strategic and financial advice to faculty director and/or senior management. Coordinate grant proposal submissions.
Develop, maintain, and control the financial budget related to program(s); shape financial strategy and long-range financial planning.
Serve as the principal advocate with foundations, funding, and gift sources.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Advanced degree or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Typically, five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization and five or more years relevant experience managing staff. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans, program partnerships and funding sources.
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Advanced oral, written and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Excellent leadership skills.
Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
Great communications and interpersonal skills
Ability to relate to diverse constituents including students, staff, faculty, and industry professionals
Deep project management expertise
Understanding of and curiosity for pedagogy
Familiarity with the academic environment and the MBA student culture
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
*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.
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 campusgardens, 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
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Location: Graduate School of Business, 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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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, 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. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.