Assistant Director of Reunions and Regional Communities, Stanford Law School

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Alumni Relations
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Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

*Flexible work options available for this role (Hybrid) 

JOB PURPOSE:

Alumni Relations is part of External Relations, a collaborative joint department, composed of a fundraising group, an alumni relations group, and an operations group, which work together to build and maintain relationships with Stanford Law School alumni, parents and friends to advance the school’s mission. This is a growing team with several new positions being added this year to support the evolving needs of the alumni community. This moment of evolution is an opportunity for the right candidate to explore new ways to engage alumni communities and enhance traditional alumni programming.

Within Alumni Relations, there are two areas of programming where the team is focusing their efforts. The first is Reunions & Regional Communities, which aims to engage alumni through regionally-based efforts, as well as traditional class-based reunions. The second area of focus is Diverse Alumni Communities, which seeks to build national chapters and networks that engage alumni through the lens of diversity and inclusion. While the majority of the work done by the Assistant Director will focus on Reunions & Regional Communities, they will also be called upon to contribute to diverse alumni community building and engagement efforts.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director of Reunions and Regional Communities works with alumni, students, faculty, the Stanford Law School Office of External Relations, and other law school and University colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, services, and communications that reach, serve, and engage Stanford Law School alumni. Duties will include marketing, planning or managing all/part of alumni and student interactive programs (in person and virtual), events, educational opportunities, and/or other alumni initiatives. The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting student-alumni partnerships, young alumni engagement, and supporting one regional law chapter. In addition, the Assistant Director will support Alumni Weekend (Stanford’s marquee alumni event) by assisting with class-based, intellectual, and social reunion programs, such as class parties, and SLS Fest.

 

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Identify, recruit, train, and steward volunteers in assigned law alumni chapters, partnering with them to plan events, programs, and volunteer led projects.
  • Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
  • Create and implement innovative reunion and regional programming, often in collaboration with colleagues across External Relations and other SLS departments (for example, Career Services or the Levin Center for Public Service).
  • Contribute to the efforts to support, build and engage SLS diverse alumni communities.
  • Assist and/or lead class-based, intellectual, and social reunion programs of various scales for Alumni Weekend.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other departments and schools to achieve the goals of alumni programs or projects.
  • Work with law school colleagues and other departments to identify and implement new markets and develop program strategies. This could include managing events in regions without an established alumni chapter or planning events for affinity chapter populations.
  • Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs. Oversee the quality of delivered products and services.
  • Evaluate alumni programs and services for stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Assist in managing overall online presence of Alumni Relations, including website and social media.
  • Staff all major External Relations programs, reunions, and regional events as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in alumni relations in a higher education setting.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the university professionally both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.
  • Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups.
  • Sound judgment, the ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately, and the ability to develop practical and effective solutions to solve a variety of problems.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems. Salesforce, Marketo, PostGrads, and html experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.

 

* - 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.

 

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • May work outdoors.
  • Some local or domestic travel.
  • A remote or hybrid worker arrangement may be considered for candidates with the appropriate background and experience, with a preference for candidates based in the Bay Area, Southern California, or the New York or Washington, DC metropolitan areas.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • 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.

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