Assistant Director, First Generation & Low Income Community - 74276
This is a one-year fixed term position.
Would you like to use your education and experience to empower with students in the Stanford First-Gen and/or Low-Income (FLI) Community? Then the position of Assistant Director in the Diversity and First-Generation (DGEN) Office, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you!
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, visa services, student life, advising, career counseling and academic services. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment. Serves the needs and supports students in the first-generation and low income community at Stanford University.
- Administer the following programs in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility: Opportunity Fund, FLI Alumni Program, and Summer Programs. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
- Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
- Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
- Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
- Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
- Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare management reports and presentations.
- Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
- Develop and Implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
- Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
- Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants.
- Serve as a subject matter expert to other departments; represent unit/department.
- Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
- May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
- Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
- May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
- Advanced analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and problem solving skills.
- Advanced customer service skills
- Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with Google Drive and web design.
- Understanding of financial transactions.
- Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
- Experience with advising students, managing multiple programs, and evaluating data.
- Demonstrated experience working with a broad spectrum of people staff, faculty, students, cross-campus colleagues, etc.
- Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge issues around class, identity and intersectionality.
- May be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
- 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 rarely 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 University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
About the Diversity and First Generation Office:
The Diversity and First Generation office provides campus leadership for students, faculty and staff to consciously and actively affirm intersectional identities and foster intergroup relationships. Through research, forums, classes and workshops, we build student capacity and confidence to experience a sense of belonging and develop authentic connections with people from different backgrounds. Within this mission is a special focus on enriching the experience of first-generation and low-income college students by supporting their academic and social transitions, empowerment and community building
The Diversity and First Generation Offices Opportunity Fund is designed to financially assist undergraduate students who are experiencing a temporary financial challenge from a hardship or who are seeking funds for an opportunity related to their academic, professional, and/or social development. Requests for financial assistance are considered on the basis of what is recognized as a hardship or an opportunity that may not be funded through other means.
Experience a culture of excellence.
Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Job: Student Services
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Job Code: 7502