Residential Education is recruiting for four Neighborhood Program Directors to lead neighborhoods of professional staff, Resident Fellows, residential student staff, and students in creating an undergraduate residential experience that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, health and well-being, belonging and community, and intellectual and personal growth. In addition, the Neighborhood Program Director collaborates with Student Affairs colleagues and campus partners to support the division values identified in Our Most Important Work.
The Neighborhood Program Director is responsible for leading two neighborhoods consisting of undergraduate student residences of various types (Resident Fellow-led or student-managed; all-frosh or upperclass; university themes, etc.) and a neighborhood council. Expectations for the person in this position include proactive and responsive management of both community and individual student support; robust professional staff supervision and guidance; direct engagement with the students and student staff in each neighborhood; fostering of supportive and responsive relationships with faculty and staff Resident Fellows; serving in a rotational backup capacity for 24/7 student support and crisis response; sound financial management and timely financial transactions review and approval; astute interpretation and application of policy; integration of student learning; collaboration within each neighborhood; and practical execution of priorities for Residential Education.
The Neighborhood Program Director reports to an Associate Dean of Residential Education. The Neighborhood Program Director supervises a staff comprised of two Resident Directors and two Community Coordinators, is responsible for the appointments of all undergraduate residential student staff in their assigned neighborhoods, and manages four graduate student mentors. The Neighborhood Program Director also works closely with the Resident Fellows, Academic Advising Directors, Housing staff, and Dining staff in the neighborhoods they lead.
Inclusion and diversity are integral to Stanford's commitment to excellence. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students and/or staff from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in their work.
In this role, you will:
Oversee the daily operations of residential education and student support services for assigned neighborhoods. Manage the work of other employees.
Manage people, processes, and programs to implement the goals of Residential Education and Student Affairs. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels.
Identify, clarify, and resolve program issues and concerns with substantial significance in accordance with established policies and procedures which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment. Mediate complex and sensitive issues.
Respond to inquiries regarding university policies and procedures requiring interpretation; provide recommendation for correction.
Develop long range planning for assigned neighborhoods. Manage, develop, and forecast neighborhood and program budgets.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies for assigned neighborhoods. Recommend new internal department policies, guidelines and procedures.
Independently make decisions regarding projects and initiatives within confines established by management. Represent Student Affairs, Residential Education, and neighborhood programs and initiatives to both internal and external constituents.
Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion self-knowledge, development, and professional practices.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
Demonstrated experience managing people.
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Working Conditions: This position requires working on evenings and weekends, as needed or on a rotational basis.
How to Apply:
For full consideration, submit your application, resume and cover letter. Finalists must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture andunique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
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.
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.
Stanford is an equal employment 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.
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, 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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