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Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.


The MBA Admissions office seeks an Associate Director of Outreach to help lead recruitment strategy and effort to to attract, recruit, select, and enroll the most promising MBA students from around the world and from every background. In this role, you will play a critical role achieving this mission across three major dimensions.


First, you will help lead our efforts and strategy to effectively leverage data-driven insights to evaluate recruitment opportunities, drive priorities, and shape future initiatives. Second, to support the university’s educational mission through the advancement of diversity (broadly-defined), equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus, you will strategize and lead community-based recruitment initiatives for prospective MBA applicants. Third, as an Admissions Officer, you will also present the MBA program to prospective MBA candidates, evaluate applications, and welcome newly admitted students, among other general admissions duties. This will include domestic and international travel, and possible work on weekends and evenings at times.


Are you energized by translating data into recommendations, then bringing those recommendations to life? Do you have a deep curiosity about learning to understand and assess talent and potential? Does educational excellence, access, and equity inspire you? If so, this may be an ideal role for you.


Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize relationships in data
  • Strategize and lead community-focused recruitment initiatives
  • Lead domestic, international, and online outreach programs for prospective MBA applicants
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on MBA applications and applicants
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with candidates, GSB staff, professional organizations, students, and alumni.
  • Other admissions duties related to attracting, selecting, and enrolling the MBA class.


To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience
  • Ability to identify data needs and manipulate large and/or complex quantitative and qualitative data sets to drive strategy
  • Ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and platforms
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences; Public speaking and/or event moderation experience beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior leaders


In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Advanced degree; MBA preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Tableau, Google Analytics and/or Slate platforms
  • Experience in recruitment and/or admissions especially in higher education settings
  • Fluency in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues and topics


Why Stanford is for You

Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

  • Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
  • Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!


We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.


How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.


* 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.

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