Regional Manager

California, United States
Friday, 13 December 2019
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Thursday, 13 February 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

As a member of the Alumni Communities team within the Stanford Alumni Association, the Regional Manager will work closely with alumni volunteers, faculty, students, the Office of Development, and other university colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, services, and communications that reach, serve, and engage alumni. In addition, the Regional Manager will market, plan, and/or manage alumni programs, educational opportunities and/or other alumni initiatives, and participate in strategic planning and serve as representative of the organization.

The Regional Manager will work to strengthen and build volunteer-led alumni communities in Southern California and the Central Coast, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Inland Empire and Monterey.  Los Angeles is the second largest alumni population area and of significant importance to the university, requiring a skilled alumni relations manager.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers and volunteer led projects.
  • Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
  • Plan large scale and/or high level alumni programs and events.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other departments and schools to achieve the goals of alumni programs or projects.
  • Work with other departments to identify and implement new markets and develop program strategies.
  • Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs.
  • Evaluate alumni programs and services for customer satisfaction.
  • Occasional travel to Southern California and Monterey to meet with alumni and staff events (approximately 8 times per year.)

* - Other duties may also be assigned.

To be successful in the role you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the university professionally both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.
  • An understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusivity.
  • Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups.
  • Sound judgment, the ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately, and the ability to develop practical and effective solutions to solve a variety of problems.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. 
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. 
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

More about the Stanford Alumni Association:

Founded in 1892 by the university's first graduates, the Stanford Alumni Association aims to deliver the most effective alumni relations program anywhere in higher education. Its diverse offerings include a bimonthly magazine; online communication and networking tools; academic and social programming (on and off-campus); a worldwide travel/study program; and numerous Stanford-related products and initiatives.

The Stanford Alumni Association seeks to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni and students; to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the university and its graduates; and to provide the university with goodwill and support.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 3482
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 85611