Student Engagement Coordinator

California, United States
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 21 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Student Engagement Coordinator.

A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.

About Stanford University’s Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy both domestic and foreign as well as international affairs.

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.


  • Under direct supervision, provide support in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs that support public relations strategies and programs.


  • Assist in the implementation of and support program communication efforts, including timely creation and editing of marketing campaigns, broadcasts, websites, blogs, emails, and newsletters.
  • Assist others in identifying and developing campus news stories.
  • Review upcoming events, seminars, research reports, grant summaries, campus documents, specialized journals, and newsletters for possible leads to news and feature stories.
  • Assist in the production of content for the applicable university or unit websites; promote news stories to targeted regional, national, and international media.
  • Coordinate media relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled for media staff.


  • Assist with outreach that focuses on engaging the student population, including connecting students to research opportunities.

* 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.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and/or project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to be self-directed and take initiative.

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information.
  • Knowledge of and experience with supporting research in an academic setting.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid California Non-commercial Driver's License.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver's license and drive day or night.

*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 work on evenings and weekends.
  • On call and ability to respond 24/7.


  • Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as 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,

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4261
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: F
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 86887

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