Working Title: Associate Director, New Student Programs
VPUE Unit: Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR)
Job Code: 7503
Status: Full-time, exempt, continuing
Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is seeking an Associate Director of New Student Programs within the office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR). The Associate Director has primary responsibility for project management of New Student Orientation (NSO), the university's program that welcomes and orients all new undergraduate students to Stanford, as well as other high-visibility, large-scale programs throughout the academic year. NSO is one of Stanford's Big 5 events, with a budget of over $1 million, and this position provides the logistical oversight of over 200 events and collaboration with campus partners as well as overall program assessment. Responsibilities include direct supervision of 6 student employees, as well as management of over 500 volunteers during the week of NSO. Reporting to the Associate Dean for New Student Programs, this position serves as a content expert in orientation, transition, and class-identity programming as well as a leader in developing community and a sense of belonging among new students.
Your Responsibilities will include*:
Management of Stanford's New Student Orientation (NSO) program for undergraduate students, including supervision of staff, coordination of more than 200 events across campus, collaboration with campus partners, training, communication and program assessment
Using advanced technical and professional knowledge of first-year student support and programs, analysis of student/family needs, and development of orientation content, messaging, materials, and programs/events that are inclusive of and address these concerns
Development and implementation of suite of high-visibility, large-scale programs for first-year students: NSO, Frosh Winter Warm-Up (900+ attendees), and quarterly Frosh Council activities - collaborating with campus partners on program development
Serve as the professional staff advisor for the Frosh Council, providing guidance and education on university policies, values and expectations
Serve as a UAR academic advisor for first-year students, providing general academic advising, academic planning, engagement, and introduction to opportunities.
Management of outreach programs, relationships with Stanford university partners ,and serve as Stanford representative for NODA, the National Orientation Director's Association
Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations by serving as a content expert in orientation, transition and class-identity programs, which includes specialized guidance and consultation on event planning and execution, initiatives, class leadership advising and more
Oversight of key processes, including contribution and direction on policy and program content for all aspects of NSO, and interpretation and implementation of University policies and practices
Management of financial processes and development of budgets for NSO and other programs, which exceeds $1 million annually
Lead university-wide teams and projects supporting NSO and other student programs, which impact and involve partner organizations and offices across Stanford University
Direct the work of six student employees as well as develop staff training programs to support related student programs
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.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to incoming students, faculty and staff
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as relevant computer systems/technology experience
Advanced customer service skills, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse student body
Understanding of financial transactions
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations
*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.
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one's research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and experience in working with undergraduate students as they explore academic and co-curricular choices.
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.