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Associate Director, Leland Scholars Program

Stanford University, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Job Title: Associate Director, Leland Scholars Program
Reference Code: 1170339
Job Location: Stanford , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Academic administration & affairs
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-16
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Associate Director, Leland Scholars Program

Stanford University

Job Number: 77888

Stanford University Job Opening Announcement
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

Stanford Job Title: Academic Program Professional II
Working Title: Associate Director, Leland Scholars Program
VPUE Unit: Residential Programs
Job Code: 4112
Classification Level: J
Exemption Status: Exempt, full-time, continuing

I. Summary of Position
The Associate Director for the Leland Scholars program works directly under the supervision of the Director of Residential Programs. They are responsible for directing a residential program that helps incoming freshmen from under-resourced high schools to thrive at Stanford and to promote their academic success. In collaboration with colleagues and campus partners, the Associate Director provides participants with mentoring, academic advice and support.

II. Core Duties

  • Develops and works with an advisory board for the program that includes faculty, students, parents, and other campus stakeholders
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and collaborates with associated faculty and staff to develop all curricular and co-curricular components throughout the four week program including coursework, study hours, trips, excursion, and enrichment activities
  • Establish and develop continued program support for all LSP cohorts beyond the summer including first year seminars, career guidance, academic advising, mentorship, retreats, cohort events, and community building
  • Forges connections with the Stanford community at large (e.g. Community Centers, Residential Education, Student Activities and Leadership, Stanford Summer Engineering Academy) to gather input, share best practices, and help lead campus-wide conversations about how to ensure that LSP students thrive at Stanford
  • Supervises a full-time LSP Program Administrator and oversees the temporary/fixed term work of student staff, graduate student, and teaching staff.
  • Stays actively engaged in a mentoring relationship with program participants throughout their years at Stanford, and beyond; works with academic advising directors, residence deans, and other key advisors to support student success
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Job Requirements

III. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training and relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent skills in program administration
  • Excellent oral, written and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff
  • Ability to oversee and manage program budget

IV. About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and Residential Programs
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.

Residential Programs Unit is a newly created unit which focuses on providing educational coherence for residential based programs, students and faculty.

V. About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose 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.

VI. Physical Requirements

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
    On-campus mobility.

Information and Application Process Instructions

VII. How to Apply

If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online:

VIII. Affirmative Action Statement
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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