Alumni Relations Manager, Reunions and Special Events
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 100768
Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Relations seeks a dedicated team player to join our staff as Alumni Relations Manager, Reunions and Special Events. 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 Director of Reunions and Special Events, you will also take on various projects supporting the overall success of spring reunion weekend and other special events.
A highly collaborative role, the ideal candidate will possess strong project management and volunteer management skills, a sense of humor, and a team-oriented approach. This position will report to the Associate Director, Alumni Relations within the External Relations Office.
This is a 9-month Fixed-Term full-time, hybrid position with the expectation of being onsite at least two days per week.
Your primary responsibilities include*:
Manage all aspects of three to four MBA class reunions, planning large-scale and/or high-level alumni programs and events
Recruit, train, and manage alumni volunteers while setting appropriate expectations around their planning of class-specific reunion events
Support reunion team members with various reunion event assignments as needed
Support other External Relations events as assigned.
Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors
Evaluate alumni programs and events for satisfaction
Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for reunion events
Collaborate and coordinate with other departments at 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 project management experience, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to professionally represent the University
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing work for self and volunteers while working independently as well as within a team
Ability to 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. Knowledge of Stanford systems of Oracle, Marketo, Cvent, and project tools familiarity is a plus.
In addition, preferred requirements include the ability to:
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
Obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license
The expected pay range for this position is $83,000 to $97,000 per year.
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.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?