BioSci Careers has an opening for the position of Associate Director, Connections (Student Services Officer 3). The primary purpose of this role is to create a community of partners where our students/trainees thrive. The Associate Director leads the strategic development of external relationships with alumni and employers; oversees marketing and communications strategy; manages the student/trainee ambassador program; expands and scales current internship programs; and creates leadership development curriculum to ensure the academic success and career readiness of trainees. Working in a student/trainee-focused, collaborative environment, the Associate Director, Connections works with significant independence to determine priorities, develop processes and policies, and strategize to develop new approaches to career engagement in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment. The ideal candidate will be proactive, positive, possess excellent judgment, be able resolve problems using innovative, creative solutions, and will demonstrate a growth mindset. Duties include:
Manage people, processes, and programs to implement the goals of the Connections unit.
Develop and implement programming, make strategic recommendations for future programs.
Evaluate and determine recommendations on technology resources, negotiate with resources options and vendors. Lead the implementation of technology to enhance effectiveness, compliance, and business processes. Negotiate contracts as needed. Use advanced knowledge of AI trends to inform new employer/alumni connections with trainees.
Manage outreach programs, relationships with external community and university liaisons. Create innovative connections opportunities between trainees, employers, and alumni, including (but not limited to) alumni connections expos, innovative approaches to career fairs, faculty insights, job site & sector immersions, employer/alumni curriculum/coaching partnering, expanded internship partnerships, and mentoring initiatives.
Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues
Develop new leadership development coursework based on NACE competencies criteria to ensure success throughout training and post-Stanford career readiness.
Interpret and implement university policy related to academic policies; oversee the implementation of policies and practices for a student population or school.
Manage financial processes and development of budgets.
Evaluate the efficacy of program, outreach, and communications efforts at building connections through the use of evaluations, longitudinal alumni data, and partner feedback
Oversee key processes, including contribution and direction on policy and program content.
Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in a specialized field.
Lead university wide teams and projects.
Seek, establish, grow, and maintain strong relationships with alumni, hiring managers, and c-suite partners.
Represent programs and initiatives at meetings, conferences, and to the university to both internal and external constituents.
Direct the work of other employees and student groups. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels; contribute to development of staff training programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced degree (PhD, MD, JD, or MBA) with strong preference for MBA from a similar institution
Industry, career services and/or alumni relations experience
Five + years of experience in student activities, employer outreach, event planning, and/or public relations
Experience developing and leading training activities
Previous supervisory experience
Strong understanding of the use of AI, as well as other technological trends, in career services; significant comfort with new technologies.
Familiarity with Handshake job/internship database and People Grove mentoring platform
Ability to establish strong relationships quickly and effectively with professionals from recent graduates to seasoned, c-level executives in myriad fields
Understanding of the academic, personal, professional, and career development needs of MS/MD/PhD students and postdocs in the Biosciences.
Demonstrated success in creating, overseeing, and measuring the success of events and programs.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of NACE core competencies and trends in application; especially, leadership development models
Ability to establish, grow, and maintain collaborations with a diverse group of partners.
Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of underrepresented populations.
Dedication to a growth mindset.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*- 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 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. Additional Information
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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