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Who We Are
The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top-ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 8,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact.
What You'll Do:
As a member of the Faculty Administrative Support Team, you will join a dynamic and welcoming community where everyone has a chance to be a creative problem solver and move projects forward. Our team of administrative assistants work together to support the teaching and research needs of our esteemed faculty. Routine tasks include formatting and proofing academic papers and documents, processing a variety of financial transactions (such as reimbursement, vendor payments, etc.), managing conference and meeting logistics, and booking travel for faculty and visitors. To ensure the highest quality of customer service in this deadline-driven and fast-paced environment, we are looking for someone who possesses comprehensive skills in office administration, task management, and organizational initiative, as well as a general willingness to approach opportunities with enthusiasm, energy, and creativity.
Core duties will include (but are not limited to):
Serve as front desk receptionist on occasion. Greet visitors and route them to appropriate individuals, answer phones, and serve as a resource on unit procedures and general inquiries.
Perform office duties associated with room scheduling, organizing, and operating conferences, seminars, and events, including recommending vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, coordinating logistics, and serving as liaison with internal and external vendors.
Draft and/or generate routine communications; coordinate production (formatting, copying, etc.) and dissemination of documents, such as presentations, course handouts, grant proposals, conference and seminar materials, complex reports, brochures, and displays.
Plan and schedule calendar(s) based on consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
Process and monitor routine financial transactions, which may include researching and resolving discrepancies.
May perform human resources transactional support, e.g. time cards, I9s, and/or faculty affairs support.
May guide and train student and/or contingent workers including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, and reviewing work for quality and timeliness.
What You'll Bring:
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and good judgement in interactions with University administrators, faculty, staff, and the community. This job requires working with all levels of our constituents, so it is important that you can demonstrate professional decorum as well as an ability to communicate and build relationships across broad audiences. A good sense of humor is appreciated (where appropriate) and a strong, dedicated work ethic is a must. Some additional requirements include:
Education & Experience:
High school diploma and three years of administrative experience (Bachelor's Degree preferred) or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient computer skills with a working knowledge of applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project Management Software.
Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are a requirement.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet deadlines and project plans with short- and long-term end dates. Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects, while still being open to new and creative solutions.
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 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 audit a course. 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.
How to Apply: We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more.
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.
Location: Graduate School of Education, 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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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, 12000 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 is an equal empl...oyment 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.