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Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Relations team seeks a creative team-player to join the team as an Assistant Director, Alumni Relations. This position will have the opportunity to work with our incredible alumni volunteers to develop, organize, implement, and manage class-specific reunion events. Working closely with the Reunion Associate Directors you will also take on various projects that will help make the full reunion weekend a success.
A highly collaborative role, the ideal candidate will possess project management and volunteer management skills, a sense of humor, and a team-oriented approach. Within the Alumni Relations group of the External Relations Office, this position reports to the Director of Alumni Reunions.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) hybrid position with the expectation of being onsite 2-5 days per week. Some evening and weekend events will be required.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Manage all aspects of three to four MBA class reunions each year; planning large-scale and/or high level alumni programs and events.
Recruit, train, and manage alumni volunteers, setting their expectations around planning class-specific reunion events
Support reunion team members with various reunion event assignments as needed
Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
Evaluate alumni programs and events for customer satisfaction.
Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for reunion events
Collaborate and coordinate with other departments in the GSB and throughout the University to achieve the goals of alumni programs or projects.
Represent the organization to internal and external groups regarding business and program activities.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.
Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse populations
Positive, can-do attitude
Demonstrated experience in managing projects, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, professionally representing the University.
Manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work for self and
volunteers, work independently as well as within a team
Work under pressure and with frequent interruptions; pay attention to details; meet tight deadlines; set priorities; deal with difficult situations and/or individuals while maintaining composure; work independently and in small teams
Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Constantly perform desk-based tasks, as well as frequently stand/walk, sit.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork, or parts.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
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 TedTalk, 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 campus gardens, 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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*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
*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.
*Stanford is an equal employment 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.
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