Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Job Number: 79307
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the Start-up Garage Course, including managing the application process for the SUG course, and organizing workshops / events in collaboration with other departments.
This unique role at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) supports the curriculum development and execution of the Graduate School of Business' flagship experiential entrepreneurship course, Startup Garage. As part of the Startup Garage (SUG) teaching team, the role interfaces with graduate students, faculty, alumni, and external stakeholders to continuously improve and ensure the high quality execution of the Startup Garage course. The Associate Director (AD) serves as the first point of contact for internal and external individuals, organizations, and departments attempting to connect with Startup Garage.
The AD also contributes to the strategic direction of other CES programs and learning opportunities, and their marketing/communications. She/he advises students about entrepreneurial curriculum and learning opportunities. He/she continually improves presentation of and communication about courses and learning opportunities, to students, especially the experiential entrepreneurship courses.
This is a unique opportunity for someone who wishes to immerse themselves in a fast-paced entrepreneurial learning experience as part of the team organizing this popular course where teams evaluate new business ideas.
Important Note: The Startup Garage course is taught at 8:00 AM four days a week, and it will be essential that the Assistant Director is onsite by 7:00 AM most days to prepare for the course.
Develop and manage entrepreneurial programs by conducting various activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
Manage organization and logistics tasks for the SUG course, including posting of assignments, coordination of meeting schedules, and matching of teams with mentors.
Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new programs.
Assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop, or assist developing, curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
Contribute to and inform on strategic program planning and related funding and financial sustainability. (E.g. Manage funds available to students enrolled in experiential entrepreneurial courses)
May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to programcommunications, development, and partnerships.
Coach and mentor program interns.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.Experience managing a budget.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop program partnerships.
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets.
Excellent organization and project management skills
Strong skills with basic office software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software) and sufficient computer fluency to quickly learn the curriculum software used for the course (i.e. Canvas).
Familiarity with start-up methodology such as Lean Start-up methodology and design thinking is beneficial.
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
- 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.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
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.
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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