Director of Diversity and Outreach for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies/Adm Svcs Admstr 2 - 73893
Description Director of Diversity and Outreach for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies/Administrative Services Administrator 2
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) is the home of academic programs, both residential and online, that advance the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students, worldwide.
The offerings of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies include a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place on the Stanford campus during the summer, such as the Summer Institutes, the Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC), the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, the Summer Arts Institute, the Stanford International Institutes, the Stanford Sports Business Academy, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Outreach Summer (SAILORS), and the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP), altogether hosting over 1800 high school students each summer.
SPCS also offers non-residential year-round programs such as the Stanford Math and Science Circles, Pre-Collegiate Science Conference, and Discovering Medicine @ Stanford. These programs serve students who are academically talented, motivated, and curious, and who are eager to share in an academically challenging and rewarding educational experience with others who value intellectual vitality and the enjoyment of learning.
The Director of Diversity and Outreach leads major outreach efforts with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), furthering the academic and social development of pre-college students from all backgrounds. This position directs the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and other leading outreach programs for high school and middle school students that provide unique academic opportunities and increase access and diversity at SPCS. The Director of Diversity and Outreach will be a key member of the SPCS leadership and will help assess gaps and needs across the organization.
The ideal candidate strongly values the role of diversity, inclusion, and outreach in the academic mission of Stanford and has excellent leadership skills, judgment, integrity, flexibility, and creativity, as well as a positive attitude and a collaborative mindset.
Lead the planning and operations of the diversity and outreach effort at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) and provide direct oversight of several important SPCS programs. Serve as Director of the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a 5-week residential academic summer program for low-income represented minorities. Develop and direct the Stanford Science Circle, a weekly evening science enrichment program for local middle and high school students. Direct logistical and operational functions, and work in collaboration with the Stanford AI Lab, to lead the Stanford AI Lab Outreach Summer program. Provide leadership to several other SPCS outreach efforts, and Direct the SPCS Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Evaluate programs, policies, and procedures and use findings for strategic planning and to improve program effectiveness. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations in order to execute strategies and initiatives with the goal of increasing diversity in staff hires and program participants. Work with the Diversity Committee and other SPCS Directors and the Leadership Committee to help ensure best practices and implementation of university policy across the organization.
Represent the outreach programs and promote efforts in diversity and inclusion across SPCS. Advocate to the Executive Director for further development and support of these efforts. Collaborate with Stanford School of Medicine and various academic departments on program development, and work with appropriate Stanford offices to ensure compliance to Stanford policies and procedures. Represent SPCS programs at conferences and to external constituencies to promote activities and seek support.
Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance. Coordinate with SPCS Marketing in the development and updating of web and print marketing materials, program information guides, participant and parent information packets, staff handbooks, and other related materials.
Develop and/or oversee budgets; manage financial processes including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
Direct the development of a comprehensive training program for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and other outrach programs. Work closely with the Director Associate Director of Programs to develop residential and instructional staff trainings.
Supervise Program Coordinators who support the programs year around, and recruit, hire, train and supervise teams of seasonal residential and instructional staff, consisting of undergraduate and graduate students.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Qualifications Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Masters degree or doctoral degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong ability to manage multiple tasks in order to meet expected deliverables.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
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.
May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. This position has a demanding scheduled and may have some evening and weekend work, as well as on-call responsibilities and the ability to respond quickly to unexpected incidents during the program.
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 University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Offices of the President and Provost
Job Code: 4122