Associate Dean & Director Stanford Summer Session - 73645
Associate Dean & Director of Stanford Summer Session
Summer Session is Stanfords fourth academic quarter, offering approximately 175 courses from 35 departments to over 2,500 graduate, undergraduate, and advanced high school students. The Associate Dean and Director is responsible for all aspects of the summer learning community: planning curricula with department chairs and administrators, hiring and training residential staff, overseeing publicity and marketing of Summer Session, directing admissions and acceptances, sponsoring special academic and extracurricular programs, serving as summer judicial affairs officer, and overseeing a budget of approximately $15 million.
Because the Associate Dean and Director position is a hybrid straddling academics and student life the best candidate will be a person with experience in teaching, student affairs, program development, and administrative management at the university level. The Associate Dean and Director collaborates with colleagues from across the university department chairs and administrators; directors of housing, dining, and Residential Education; the Office of the General Counsel; the Office of Community Standards; the Haas Public Service Center; Bechtel International Center; Vaden Health Center, and dozens of others. S/he supervises a staff of 10-12 and reports to the Associate Provost and Dean of Continuing Studies and Summer Session.
- Develop the summer curriculum by working with department chairs, department administrators, and individual faculty members. Set departmental budgets and negotiate with departments as necessary,
- Develop new academic programs by working with colleagues across campus. Examples of these special programs include the Stanford Summer Human Rights Program and the Stanford Summer International Honors Program,
- Work with local contacts to develop cultural and extracurricular opportunities for Summer Session students. An example is the Silicon Valley Innovation Academy,
- Represent Summer Session to colleagues across campus,
- Design and implement, in consultation with the Office of Community Standards, the Office of the General Counsel, other relevant offices (e.g., the Office of Accessible Education, and Residential Education) a judicial protocol for disciplinary review and appeal for Summer Session students,
- Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of the summer residential staff and be responsible for supporting all residential students every summer,
- Supervise the work flow and management of Summer Session staff members and support staff, build consistency across programs, and represent the program to Stanford and beyond.
High School Summer College (HSSC)
- Supervise the Director of the HSSC,
- With the Director of HSSC, assure that marketing for the high school program is carried out in a timely fashion and that the several thousand applications are processed carefully,
- With the Director of HSSC, assure that the approximately 600 high school students who enroll in HSSC are oriented to Stanford behavioral expectations and the Honor Code,
- With the Director of HSSC assure that academic services and tutoring are appropriately designed and adequately staffed to serve high school students enrolled in Summer Session,
- With the Director of HSSC and the DFA, assure that HSSC is adequately funded and that budget monitoring is carried out carefully,
- Serve as mentor and mediator for all staff issues arising out of HSSC, both in the residential staff and the administrative staff.
- Stanford Summer Session has a vibrant collaboration with a dozen universities around the world (Mexico, Chile, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Japan, France, Scotland, etc.) that constitute the Stanford Summer International Honors Program (SSIHP), and send 150+ students to Stanford each summer. The Associate Dean and Director is the principal liaison with SSIHP partner universities, and has occasion to travel to maintain these valuable relationships,
- Design and implement programming aimed at the cultural and educational orientation for international students, consulting or collaborating with the Bechtel International Center and other relevant departments as needed.
Service-Learning Curricular Offerings and Service Programming:
- Seek out and support the expansion, promotion and improvement of Summer Sessions service-learning course offerings, in collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service, HHHa
- In collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service, design and implement a summer service program for all Summer Session students and staff.
Serve as Director of Academic Support Services:
- See that effective tutoring programs for Summer Session students are designed and implemented,
- Collaborate with Summer Session Academic Advisers in developing a proactive and clearly defined protocol for working with all Summer Session students.
Student Admissions and Financial Aid
- Develop admissions and financial aid guidelines,
- Oversee the evaluation of 1000+ applications,
- Oversee the distribution of financial aid.
Student Services and Academic Programming
- Ensure the effective design and implementation of advising, tutoring, and study groups,
- Oversee the development of additional programs by the approximately 60-member residential staff, ensuring that most residential programs are educational or cultural in nature.
- The Director will conduct an annual review of admission and financial aid procedures, curriculum, staffing and programming, extracurricular activities, housing, meals, and registration, with an eye toward improving program offerings,
- The Director will also be responsible for developing new programs complementary to the mission of Summer Session, including research and coordination of all aspects of these programs from identification of target markets, through outreach, analysis of campus impact, facilities usage, staffing, and more.
- Nurture relationships with university colleagues, locally, nationally and internationally,
- Attend the annual meeting of the Association of University Summer Sessions (AUSS) as well as other conferences and meetings as appropriate. Represent Stanford on annual visits to International Honors Program schools.
- Work with the Marketing Director to ensure that all programs for students are well publicized,
- Contribute to the planning of newly designed printed material and website.
Teaching and Scholarly Activity:
- As an academic administrator, the Associate Dean and Director is invited to pursue his/her academic interests, as time allows. In the past, this has included time to attend scholarly conferences, and to teach both in the undergraduate curriculum and through Stanford Continuing Studies.
- Other duties may also be assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree (Ph.D preferred) and five years combined experience in academic administration and program development at the university level. Teaching experience is an asset. Stanford experience and experience working with international students are desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thoroughly conversant with the habits of a university scholarly community,
- Understand faculty and student relations, university administrative procedures, and financial planning and budget management,
- Have the skill to evaluate Summer Session program and to propose new programs that incorporate the academic and cultural values of Summer Session and are financially viable,
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to build partnerships with faculty and representatives from other Stanford programs,
- Represent Stanford University to other universities in the United States and internationally.
- Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including conflict resolution.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
Certifications and Licenses:
- Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Frequently sitting.
- Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat.
* - 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.
- Occasional evening and weekend hours.
- 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.
Location: Continuing Studies and Summer Session
Job Code: 4132