Assistant Director of First-Generation and/or Low-Income Programs

California, United States
19 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

For full consideration, submit your application by 5 pm on August 1, 2019.

Would you like to use your Student Affairs expertise to enhance the First-Gen and/or Low-Income community at Stanford, providing focused advice to Stanford students, faculty, and staff? Then the position of Assistant Director of FLI Programs in the FLI Office, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you!

In this challenging and rewarding position as the Assistant Director of FLI Programs, you will be primarily responsible for managing the Opportunity Fund, developing and implementing programs, and advising for First-Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) students. If you have a passion for FLI students and experience with programs and advising this may be the perfect place for you. This position will be responsible for managing the Opportunity Fund which grants over $600,000 per year to low-income students, as well as overseeing the current programs and student staff.

About the FLI Office

The Stanford First-Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) Office is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. Learn more about our office at

Core Duties*:

  • Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Provide guidance and counsel, oversee, and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
  • Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare manage reports and presentations.
  • Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
  • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to guide them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to students and other departments; represent unit/department.
  • Lead, create and contribute to the development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • May oversee, analyze, and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.

 * 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 combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
  • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge of first-generation and/or low-income community challenges.

Physical requirements*:

  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and rarely pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* 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 the job.

We invite you to apply 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.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 7502
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 84000

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