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Stanford Graduate School of Business

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 Research Hub Events Team supports Stanford University,  Graduate School of Business academic and research-related conferences and events, both in-person and virtually. They assist in all phases of events from initial planning through day-of support. For in-person events, they are responsible for venue reservation and layout, security, ticketing/participant check-in, catering, materials, swag, parking, transportation, and signage. During virtual events, the team acts as “stage managers” and the “production team” for smooth transitions in meetings and webinars.  


The Events Planner will be part of this highly collaborative team assisting in the planning and execution of Stanford GSB’s in-person, hybrid, and virtual events, including high-profile speaker talks, academic conferences, and student-facing educational opportunities. This role will support many facets of in-person, hybrid, and virtual event management logistics including day-of-event support; the job will also entail independent management of several small events. The Events Planner will need to prioritize tasks in the face of frequently shifting priorities.  This role is hands on, requiring someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done. The perfect candidate is passionate about creating a wonderful experience for attendees, both in-person and virtually, and is also a team-player who enjoys working as part of a  team to produce an exceptional experience 


Your primary responsibilities include: 

  • Serve as a member of an in-person, hybrid, and virtual events team 

  • Design, plan, implement, and coordinate customized in-person, hybrid, and virtual events. 

  • Contribute in a wide variety of functional areas including decisions around budget allocation, event logistics, and facilities. 

  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills and ability to problem solve and come up with solutions and recommendations. 

  • Work with Event Managers to create and edit event collateral in Adobe Suite 

  • Evaluate and select vendors and providers of services considering stakeholder requests and requirements. 

  • Consult with stakeholders to determine objectives and requirements. 

  • Inspect event facilities to ensure they conform to the event needs. 

  • Manage accounting and reporting operations relating to registration, including daily accounting procedures and reports, final monetary summaries, and/or account transfers. 

  • May serve as project leader on smaller-scale events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events or manage program elements of larger-scale events. 

  • Utilize and/or maintain complex databases. May use specialized event planning software. 

  • May inspect event facilities for maintenance, janitorial, and fire safety issues. 

  • Manage the creation and placement of event signage throughout Stanford’s campus. 

  • Perform administrative tasks such as printing name cards and signage, organizing and maintaining event inventory, and assisting with event set-up and tear-down. 

* - Other duties may also be assigned 


To be successful in this position, you will bring: 

  • Associate degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. 

  • Demonstrated success in planning events. 

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of various digital and virtual event technologies. 

  • Team player. Must be an encouraging, supportive team member. 

  • Exceptional Zoom Webinar and Meeting technical skills. 

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. 

  • Ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines. 

  • Demonstrated creativity, problem-solving skills, taking initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills. 

  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and customer service skills. Must be well organized and detailed oriented. 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and other online documents, such as Google Docs. 

  • Ability to interact and successfully collaborate with a broad spectrum of contributing groups and customers. 


In addition, our preferred requirements include: 

  • Experience with registration websites, particularly Eventbrite and Certain.com.  


Certifications and Licenses: 

  • Valid Non-Commercial Class California Driver’s License. 


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! 


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. 

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

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