Job Positions

Associate Director / 84526

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Strategy & Curricular Support, MBA & MSx Programs


Stanford GSB

Date Posted:

Jan 10 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

March 10 2020

Position Description

The MBA & MSx Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) seeks an experienced business professional to serve as Associate Director, Strategy & Curricular Support. The primary focus of this role is to oversee strategic analysis of the student experience. The Associate Director will also serve as academic advisor to a cohort of MBA Students, guiding them to meet the Program requirements. The successful candidate will have successfully influenced decision making and delivered positive outcomes to an organization through meaningful quantitative analysis. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate a collaborative attitude, outstanding judgment, a sense of diplomacy, organizational savvy, empathy and a good sense of humor. The Associate Director will have strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, and significant data analysis experience. The candidate will have the ability to gather data from disparate sources, synthesize data, perform statistical analysis including regressions, and visualize data to identify trends and make recommendations to stakeholders. Analyses include the use of pivot tables, formulas such as vlookup, and charts, as well as tools like Tableau, Hyperion, and Salesforce. The candidate will possess excellent communication and presentation skills to share findings and recommendations with faculty, staff and students. The academic advising portion of the position involves working collaboratively with the team of academic advisors; developing in-depth knowledge of GSB courses and degree requirements; curriculum structure; faculty and student issues and needs; policies, processes, and resources of the MBA Program and the GSB; and academic and student services throughout Stanford University. Advising responsibilities include fielding questions and feedback, explaining and upholding academic policy, and maintaining a positive attitude and professionalism. Student advising responsibilities will in turn inform approaches to quantitative analysis projects. Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, visa services, 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, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions. Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants. Interpret and implement university policy related to academic policies; oversee the implementation of policies and practices for a student population or school. 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 university wide teams and projects. Direct the work of other staff; contribute to development of staff training programs. Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.

Application Process

Submit application (including resume and cover letter) at Stanford Careers via

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Michaela Murphy, Interim Director, Strategy & Curricular Support,


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. 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. Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

MBA preferred.