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Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks a new leader for entrepreneurial co-curricular programs. The Co-Curricular Programs Director (CPD) will provide leadership for multiple co-curricular learning experiences, building out and leading a team of 3 staff members to develop strategy, lead, and operate these programs. The CPD will also serve as expert advisor to students evaluating new venture ideas as part of their graduate learning journeys.

This position is located on campus at Stanford, California. There is some opportunity for flex hours, but the role is highly student facing and requires being physically on campus as often as 4 days a week, depending on the time of year.


Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead and oversee a team of people who manage strategy, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of multiple co-curricular programs including: Stanford Venture Studio, the Entrepreneurial Summer Program, the Botha Chan Innovation Internship Program, entrepreneurial workshops and events, and the operations of a new summer program for startup founders.
  • Build and lead an engaged team of 2-3 Assistant Director/Program Coordinator team members to ensure all programs reach their learning goals, operate incredibly effectively, and create excellent experiences for students.
  • Provide direct leadership of one of the programs, providing students with a set of resources to support them in evaluating new venture ideas as part of their learning journey.
  • Advise graduate students from the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and Medicine about the process of evaluating a new venture idea based on the processes, frameworks, and approaches taught in GSB courses.
  • Represent CES Co-curricular programs and build critical relationships with the broader university, external community (particularly startup investors, donors & alumni volunteers) and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strategy for internal and external program communications
  • Develop and manage program budgets.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Advanced degree and five years in entrepreneurship and/or startup investing. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing and facilitating program partnerships and interacting with senior level leaders at partner organizations.
  • Ability to build and lead an effective, engaged, team
  • Ability to manage multiple programs through demonstrated strong skills in strategy, implementation/operations, and program review and assessment
  • Ability to advise students about how to evaluate new venture ideas, based on prior experiences in entrepreneurship, startup investing, or entrepreneurial education
  • Ability to develop and nurture program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Sufficient entrepreneurial or startup investing experience to have seen many startup firms, developed familiarity with the challenges and issues early-stage startups face, and created an understanding of best practices and processes early-stage companies have used to navigate those challenges.
  • A strong network in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem.

* 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.


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.


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