Student Services
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To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in student affairs, social work, case management, or counseling is required. Experience with professional graduate students in a highly competitive program is preferred.  Experience with an MBA program is preferred.
  • Advanced communication skills, active listening skills, and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences and all levels of management.  Exude confidence and poise to interact diplomatically and communicate effectively with a diverse constituency of faculty, staff, and students over the phone, in person, and via email.
  • Advanced customer service skills.  Ability to navigate difficult matters with mature judgment and to provide compassionate, effective counsel to adult students.  Demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned advice grounded in policy.  Must be able to handle sensitive information and urgent situations requiring professionalism. 
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills including the ability to manage a significant advising caseload, to review and analyze complex information, to propose and implement effective and timely solutions, to differentiate between recommendations/suggestions and requirements, and to set and readjust often-competing priorities while maintaining composure and a positive attitude. Be instinctively and extremely attentive to detail and execute on those details with timely follow-through.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, yet can participate as part of a team with an eager willingness to pitch in wherever needed.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.  Familiarity with Salesforce (or other CRM application) is preferred.  Extensive and recent experience in an email-driven environment is required.
  • Must be available on-site to administer special exams during regular evenings and/or weekends, during exam periods each quarter (including summer).

*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.

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 Ted Talk, 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. 

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