Associate Director of Admission

California, United States
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is building a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Each year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford.

Despite our lofty goals, our team is small and entrepreneurial. A successful admission process is essential to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, and this new role as the Associate Director of Admission is key to the long-term success of the admission process. If you enjoy collaborating with colleagues across Stanford, relish engaging with varied constituencies around the world, and appreciate intense periods of reflection, we want to hear from you.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Representing the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program to various groups within Stanford University (faculty, department administrators, etc.)
  • Embodying the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program and Stanford University to various constituents (prospective applicants, alumni, university administrators) throughout the US and around the world
  • Leading on-campus, off-campus, and online information sessions
  • Designing, implementing, analyzing, and overseeing evaluative operations (application policies and practices, in-person assessment process, evaluation timeline, etc.)
  • Reading, evaluating, and making recommendations on Knight-Hennessy Scholars applications
  • In consultation with leadership team, hiring, training, managing, and developing a team of auxiliary readers

Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional groups toward a shared goal.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Adaptability to new information, changing conditions, or revised priorities
  • Capability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with good judgment
  • Facility with data analysis

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • An advanced degree and five years of relevant experience

* Please note this position will require occasional work on evenings and weekends and up to 25% travel.

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.

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