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The Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to strategically building and strengthening communities among Stanford's alumni of color and the LGBTQ, First Gen, and female alumni communities. The Senior Manager will lead and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of new and continuing diversity efforts to ensure that different perspectives, experiences, and cultures are represented on Stanford's boards, committees, and councils.
Founded in 1892 by the first graduating class, the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) has a mission to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni and students; to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the university and its graduates; and to provide the university with goodwill and support. In support of this mission, SAA engages in a wide range of activities including: event production, volunteer recruitment and management, publishing, travel/study programs, in-person and virtual community management, career networking services, alumni education, and multi-media broad-based communications.
The Senior Manager is part of the Alumni Communities (AC) Department. AC empowers alumni volunteers to develop programs and events that provide opportunities for alumni to connect intellectually and emotionally to the university, strengthen their relationships with one another and foster a sense of Stanford community where they live.
The ideal candidate will be committed to the importance of diversity and have experience managing volunteers. Familiarity with the Stanford community, the Alumni Association, and its services is highly desired. This role will require polished communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong presentation skills. The ability to employ diplomacy with a high regard for building and maintaining important internal and external relationships is key.
Oversee the Diversity Leadership Initiative
Develop and implement a strategic plan to build a pipeline of diverse alumni volunteer leaders to increase the representation of women and alumni of color on senior Stanford boards, committees, and councils. Represent the organization to internal and external groups regarding diversity program activities. Ascertain leadership needs from boards and committees across campus, identify and research viable candidates, serve as a resource for alumni seeking leadership opportunities, and provide guidance for campus colleagues regarding their alumni leadership needs. Monitor progress of the efforts to increase diversity at senior volunteer levels and provide regular status updates. Create best practices to ensure all alumni feel welcome and included in SAA programs and events. Benchmark efforts at other schools.
Manage National Affinity Clubs
Serve as the liaison for Stanford's current national diversity clubs and assist with the creation of new groups as appropriate. Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers, provide strategy and guidance to alumni leaders, and serve as a resource for their efforts to strengthen their communities. Provide support and direction for alumni
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.