Assistant Dean for MBA Admissions and Financial Aid - 71931
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The Graduate School of Business seeks an Assistant Dean to lead the MBA Admissions team to attract, recruit, select, and enroll a high-potential class of MBA students each year. The Assistant Dean should have a passion for professional education within a leading research university and understand prospective applicants and students. Experience leading, motivating, and managing a team, as well as knowledge of a highly-selective admissions process is a plus. Extensive international and domestic travel is required.
Provide strategy, vision, leadership and direction, establish overall objectives and develop long range plans impacting a major function or school, as part of the student services/affairs organization. Liaise with leadership and cross functional areas and schools to implement this vision and strategy. Manage the work of other employees, including senior level staff. Significant travel expected, to include international destinations.
- Direct efforts of managers; develop those in leadership positions and in the leadership pipeline, make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, manage performance, determine staffing needs, develop and ensure succession planning within area of responsibility.
- Identify, clarify, and resolve complex, highly visible issues with university-wide scope and strategic impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment and in-depth knowledge of university policies, governance and priorities.
- Provide strategic direction for and manage a school or a major function within an academic area, school, or student and campus life, including responsibility for programs, budget, facilities, and staff.
- Provide counsel and collaborate with senior leadership, in long range planning, policy development, for a school or major program.
- Work independently to make decisions regarding projects, programs, and initiatives, with limited or no review by senior management: commit university resources with limited or no review by senior officers.
- Manage exceptions to university, program, or unit policies and procedures; determine appropriate response to settle grievances.
- Participate in setting the direction of a schools internal academic and administrative policy development for programs and administrative operations. Negotiate and influence on matters of university-wide impact.
- Serve as senior advisor to dean on programmatic and policy development. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Manage, interpret, implement and ensure compliance with legal, financial, university, academic and administrative policies and external regulations within an organization or program.
- Direct complex, high-visibility process redesign and innovation projects; Champion major initiatives, develop and drive implementation of project initiatives.
- Partner with key individuals from across the university to determine new and ongoing business and technology initiatives.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and ten years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.
- 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.
- Experience managing people.
- Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
- Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships across organization.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
- Demonstrated experience with significant and complex budgetary/financial management.
Certifications and Licenses:
- 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.
- 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 Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Job: Student Services
Location: Graduate School of Business
Job Code: 7508