Associate Director of Admission, Knight-Hennessy Scholars (Recruitment/Yield)
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 98505
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Knight-Hennessy Scholars cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare graduates to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy scholars join a supportive community of fellow scholars, receive funding for graduate study at Stanford, and participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
Job Purpose Each year, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars admission team selects up to 100 scholars from an applicant pool of roughly 7,000 applicants. The Associate Director of Admission will help to recruit, evaluate, and select the best multicultural, multidisciplinary cohort of scholars in a highly selective admission process. Under supervision from the Director of Admission, the Associate Director of Admission will also work closely with the broader KHS admission team to lead strategy and oversight of our recruitment and yield efforts, in addition to core admission officer duties. If you enjoy working with colleagues across Stanford, relish engaging with varied constituencies around the world, appreciate event operations and data analysis, and value an ambitious, collaborative, and caring team, we want to hear from you.
The ideal candidate has a strategic mindset, a strong appreciation for process-driven work, and is an enthusiastic team player with a growth mindset committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities to future Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The ideal candidate will also exhibit intellectual curiosity, cross-cultural awareness, strong judgment, solid facility with data, and the ability to manage both complex and simple projects simultaneously with excellence.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Core admissions officer duties
Read (up to 500 applications), evaluate, recommend and advocate to the Admission Committee on which applicants to consider for admission based on current Knight-Hennessy Scholars admission criteria.
Conduct online, on-campus, and off-campus informational sessions throughout the U.S. and the world, embodying Knight-Hennessy Scholars for internal and external communities on a variety of subjects including the program's mission and leadership model, scholar life and programming, scholar funding, and admissions.
Further develop and strengthen relationships with secondary or university personnel, faculty, department contacts, fellowship advisers, professional organizations, current and prospective students, and alumni.
Serve as a resource to other departments; represent Knight Hennessy-Scholars at activities and events, meetings, committees and conferences
Act as project manager for recruitment and yield cycles within the larger admission cycle by designing, implementing, overseeing and analyzing recruitment and yield project plans, timelines, tasks, and objectives.
Coordinate four to eight international recruitment trips per year for Knight-Hennessy Scholars admission officers
Supervising one to two full-time direct reports
Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and at least three years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of communities and cultures
Ability to lead cross-functional groups toward a shared goal.
Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Adaptability to new information, changing conditions, or revised priorities.
Capability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with good judgment.
Facility with data analysis.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
An advanced degree and five years of relevant experience
Slate Technolutions experience
Certifications and licenses:
The expected pay range for this position is $93,000 - $116,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork.
Strong visual acuity
* 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.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends and up to 20% travel.
May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs
Occasional work on evenings and weekends
Work onsite at Stanford's campus no fewer than three days per week (as of March 2023; subject to change)
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.
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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.
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