Associate Director, GSB Impact Fund Program
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
CSI educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change. Part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) prepares students to apply their management and leadership skills to solve the world’s toughest problems. CSI develops courses, extra-curricular programs, and fellowships that promote understanding of deeply entrenched social issues, teach the skills needed to address them, inspire a life of action, and build community.
The Associate Director will design and operationalize an experiential education program designed to expose business students in the MBA and MSx programs to impact investing. S/he will also serve as the Center’s lead marketing and communications manager. The Associate Director will work under the general direction of faculty, report to the Center for Social Innovation director, and partner with a team of 5 social innovation coaches to provide career guidance to students.
The Associate Director is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of the GSB Impact Fund program. S/he works collaboratively with the rest of the CSI team to determine the best approach to completing projects and requires independent judgment for decision-making as well as careful consideration of school policies.
Central to this role are experience with and understanding of leadership coaching and the design of learning experiences, familiarity with the multiplicity of impact roles across government, nonprofits, social enterprise, and the corporate world, the interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain a broad network, and a capacity to relate to the population of business students.
The Program Associate Director serves as student advisor on impact pathways, acts as the Center’s liaison with the Marketing department for external communications and has project management, representation, and oversight responsibility for all aspects of the GSB Impact Fund’s business. S/he will work with the Faculty Advisors, student leaders, applicable GSB departments, and the Fund Investment Committee (IC) to ensure all aspects of the business of the Fund are managed appropriately.
Your primary responsibilities include:
- Develop and manage education program by conducting education activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement and policy recommendations.
- Assist in the teaching and administration of workshops. Develop curriculum.
- Coach and mentor student leaders through:
- Sourcing of deals
- Selection and vetting of fund recipients
- Monitoring of portfolio performance
- Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on learning experiences and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
- Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability. In particular:
- Selection and ongoing oversight of the Donor Advised Fund (DAF) holder/Investor of Record
- Accounting and reporting of funds
- Review of all fees incurred by or on behalf of the portfolio for reasonableness
- Maintaining records for the administration of the portfolio and the actions of the Investment Committee
- Ensuring appropriate legal oversight occurs
- Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding, including:
- Oversight of the student application to the Fund education program
- Support of Faculty Advisors in the selection of the Investment Committee (IC) and student leaders
- Selecting, monitoring and replacing third-party advisors of the portfolio, such as consultants and other providers of portfolio services
- Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new educational programs.
- Serve as Center’s liaison for the management of CSI’s external communications in collaboration with the school’s marketing department.
- Advise students on impact pathways
- Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
- Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
- Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
- A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
- A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
- Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4112
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: J