Stanford School of Engineering is a global leader in education and research with a long track record of turning ideas into technologies that make the world a better place. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our 50,000 alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business.
The Associate Director will be a key contributor to the external relations team and will report to the Chief Communications Officer/Director of Alumni Relations.
This is a new position created for an individual who has the knowledge and background to be primarily responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and management of programs, events and services meant to develop and enhance long-term relationships with our key audiences.
The position holder will have a strong strategic sense, a vision for creating high-impact events around research and ideas for alumni, students and thought leaders, and the knowledge to bring creative ideas to reality.
The position holder will be expected to have a sophisticated understanding of audience needs and interests, as well as the ability to define metrics and survey and evaluate programs and services against desired outcomes, and make adjustments where and as necessary.
This individual will work closely with colleagues across the university, as well as with partners in the school's nine departments to understand audiences and design effective programs and services that leverage existing efforts and increase overall engagement.
Specifically, this individual will envision and produce large-scale and strategically important events and productions, including Stanford Engineering Heroes, Intersections, the Future of Everything radio show, and large-scale student-engagement events such as the annual Dean's Graduate Student Welcome. The individual will be primarily responsible for the content development and creation of the overall
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 d...edicated 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, 9000 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 University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.