Assistant Director of Career Ventures - Employer Engagement - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Job Number: 76858
Job Code: 7503 Job Grade: I Stanford University, recognized as one of the most prestigious and innovative academic institutions in the world, has been prioritizing students' career development by reinventing its model of career education and investing in additional staff to ensure that its undergraduate and graduate students have a successful transition from college to career. BEAM, Stanford Career Education is accepting applications and nominations for the Assistant Director of Career Ventures. Career Ventures, one of BEAM's three collaborative units, is the Hub for customized industry connections & employer engagement. Additional information about Stanford's Vision 2020 for Career Education is available at: http://beam.stanford.edu.
JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures, the Assistant Director of Career Ventures is responsible for cultivating relationships with employers from STEM industries to identify internship or full-time opportunities for Stanford students. Create career connection opportunities for students and help deliver against employer recruiting needs by creating educational and engagement opportunities. Act as an industry specialist, meeting with students and/or student organizations to help them to engage with employers within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.
JOB PURPOSE: Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding student life, advising, career counseling and academic services. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using expert technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
Increase internship and employment opportunities for students interested in STEM related fields by identifying industry trends and up and coming potential employers
Identify and engage with STEM employers, including those not previously involved in recruiting at Stanford, to broaden student consideration set and improve opportunities for meaningful work
Act as Industry Specialist, providing advice and industry specific career coaching to students, alumni and post docs in relation to career plans, career connections and job search needs
Deliver revenue generating events featuring employers within STEM industries, and support growth of BEAM Partner Program through identification and cultivation of potential partners from STEM industries
Develop and implement Employer Connections events specific to Industry, and provide support in the planning and execution of other BEAM events as needed
Assist BEAM team and other campus stakeholders in connecting with employers within industry where appropriate
Develop strategic plans for key employers to maximize campus engagement, including but not limited to introduction of the BEAM Partner Program and Venture Events
Direct the work of student employees and contribute to the output of the BEAM Associate team as they facilitate employer-student and student-student engagement and support Industry sector
Collaborate in center-wide initiatives, such as open houses, career fairs, meetups, and programs for various constituent groups.
Utilize social media and technology to brand BEAM and Career Ventures and increase awareness of career resources, programs, opportunities, and meaningful connections for employers, students, and alumni.
Assist with identification and nurturing of career communities by developing relationships with Faculty, various campus departments and student groups to fully engage the university network of stakeholders and enhance students' connections to employers and opportunities.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding student life, advising, career counseling and academic services.
Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using expert technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.
Manage an area or program in student services, analyze effectiveness, and make final decisions on program eligibility.
Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
Develop and implement programming, make strategic recommendations for future programs.
Evaluate and determine recommendations on technology resources, negotiate with resources options and vendors.
Analyze and develop report requirements, portals, and student facing communications.
Manage outreach programs, relationships with external community and university liaisons.
Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including, but not limited to, career plans, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
Manage financial processes and development of budgets.
Oversee key processes, including contribution and direction on policy and program content.
Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in a specialized field.
Lead department or university wide teams and projects.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Experience working in or with STEM related industries.
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Master's degree in Education, Business, or related field is preferred.
Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit; comfort with change, ambiguity, and risk in a fast pace environment.
Shares BEAM Values of being Agile, Collaborative, Daring, Focused and Positive
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents in a complex and collaborative system.
Demonstrated passion and experience in employment and career development, university recruiting, relationship development, program planning and execution, group facilitation and engagement, and advising stakeholders.
Knowledge of trends in internships, employment, economy, effective interventions, technology, and industry networks.
Knowledge of employment print and web resources, and publications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Multicultural awareness and competence; ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Priority review deadline is May 17, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.
Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and highlighting your strengths as they relate to the job description and a current resume.
Certifications and Licenses:
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 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 his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Experience a culture of excellence.
Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background.
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford 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.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.