Assistant Director, Connections: Leadership and Engagement (Hybrid)
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 98014
Educational Programs and Services (EPS) is home to departments and programs that are central to the educational mission of the Stanford University School of Medicine. We serve all populations of students and trainees who participate in the School's programs: Stanford MD, MS, MSPA, and PhD students; visiting MD students seeking clinical clerkships; postdoctoral scholars and medical fellows; and medical practitioners seeking further professional enrichment. Our goal is to provide a Stanford School of Medicine experience worthy of our students' and trainees' talents, aspirations, and dedication.
BioSci Careers creates a community of mentors to support the academic advancement, professional development, and career-of-choice decisions of our graduates, medical students and postdoctoral fellows. Through individualized counseling, curriculum and connections, our faculty, alum, and employers teach through their real-life stories and empower trainees to define and tell their own.
BioSci Careers is excited to announce a full-time Assistant Director, Connections: Leadership and Engagement position for a highly relationship-focused professional who builds future leaders and maximizes mentoring partnerships. The Assistant Director, Connections: Leadership and Engagement, integrate alum and employer connections into all BioSci Careers' functions: counseling/coaching, connections, and curriculum.
The position develops programming to introduce trainees to various career options, builds networks within various industries, and helps team members integrate alum and future employers into all facets of our work: curriculum, counseling, and connections. They advise, develop policy, and create leadership curricula for career-focused trainee/student groups and regularly meet with trainees to consult on field-specific best practices and success factors.
The Assistant Director, Connections: Leadership and Engagement builds and maintains relationships across campus, with potential speakers, and across the field to inform best practices and to ensure vital and diverse connections with our trainees. They will collaborate with campus career services and alum offices in this function to propagate and maintain the BioSci Connect mentoring program.
Working in a student/trainee-focused, collaborative environment, the Assistant Director, Connections: Leadership and Engagement develop new approaches to mentoring and leadership development in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment and creates and implements a new alum/employer consulting program to scale advising services and increase connections between trainees and external opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be proactive, focused on quality, and demonstrate the capacity to resolve problems using innovative, student/trainee-informed solutions. A growth mindset and careful attention to detail are needed to communicate with team members, constituents, and external organizations. Finally, candidates demonstrate commitment to decentering heteronormativity, whiteness, and privilege in Career Services and Higher Education.
This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting from the Bay Area (hybrid of working at least 3 days campus), subject to operational need.
Develop and execute strategic planning for academic and alum mentoring initiatives.
Build and maintain cross-campus and cross-sector relationships.
Create and implement a new alum/employer consulting program
Manage the day-to-day functions to support the success of BioSci Connect
Develop and implement career awareness and networking workshops, clinics, panels, coffee chats, and guest lectures, integrating alums and potential employers into offerings
Supervise a student assistant to support connecting trainees with alum mentors and BioSci Connect engagement
Fulfill academic department outreach requests (e.g., department and student group leadership retreats, home program and university alum events)
Advise and develop leadership curriculum for career-focused student groups
Update and manage policies for external industry interactions, and student groups on university and external relations.
Act as primary liaison to the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, Stanford Alumni Association, and the Office of Student Engagement (OSE)
Support with employer and alum engagement initiatives that focus on expanding professional networks
Assist with BioSci Careers' programs, services and, events.
Education & Experience (Required):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
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.
Professional work experience within university student advising, teaching, student activities, or alum services
Advanced degree; all fields considered though Education, Student Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Business, and STEM may be most relevant
Experience in developing innovative career and/or leadership workshops/curriculum beyond applications & job search, including: networking, leadership styles, giving/receiving feedback, defining/using Gallup Strengths, career options
Experience with student coaching and/or student group advising
Understanding of, and experience with, principles of effective mentoring and coaching; or fundamentals of mentorship needs and initiatives
Experience with partnership building and resource mobilization; or sustaining collaborative partnerships
Demonstrated commitment to decentering heteronormativity, whiteness, and privilege in Career Services and Higher Education overall.
Knowledge of the career needs of STEM trainees
Significant comfort with new technologies
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.
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.
This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures. The compensation for this position will be based on the location of the successful candidate. The expected pay range for this position is $66,100 to $95,600 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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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.
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Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work and live in the U.S.
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