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The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars benefit from an experiential leadership development platform, become part of a supportive community of fellow scholars, and receive funding for graduate study at Stanford. The program focuses on broadening knowledge, developing skills, and strengthening character through the King Global Leadership Program, which provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities.




Lead and manage scholar funding for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) program under minimal supervision. Reporting to the Director of Program and Operations and collaborating closely with other team members, the Scholar Funding Manager will administer funding for KH scholars, evaluate and recommend decisions pertaining to scholar funding, and review decisions recommended by other staff.




  • Collaborate with others to help resolve funding-related issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues. May be tasked with evaluating and recommending scholar funding program improvements.

    • In collaboration with team members, respond to and resolve funding questions from current and admitted scholars, departments, and fellowship advisers including questions pertaining to LOAs, RA/TAships or external awards in combination with KHS funding, dual/joint degree funding, etc.

  • Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.

    • Quarterly audit and reconciliation of scholar aid and tuition, disbursed in GFS. Use Stanford and KHS systems for reconciliation: GFS, BI, and Slate.

  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare and manage reports and presentations.

    • Assess all KHS scholar funding data: tuition, aid, and all supplemental funding. Summarize this data and share results with the leadership team to inform long-term policy and budget.

    • Track changes to scholar enrollment that may impact funding (adding/removing programs, LOAs), general reconciliation of scholar data with university systems

  • Serve as a KHS subject matter expert on topics pertaining to scholar funding to KH scholars and other departments/units.

    • Represent KHS to other departments as it pertains to questions around scholar funding

    • Review department funding letters for completion and accuracy for admitted scholars who are preparing to matriculate.

  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve scholar funding process and workflow.

  • Oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.

    • Prepare annual funding instructions for departments with GFS entry details containing scholar tuition and stipend amounts and PTAs.

    • Assist in annual budget-setting process by contributing scholar funding data and recommending stipend and supplemental funding amounts

  • As needed, support KHS-wide annual events, such as new cohort orientation, Immersion Weekend, and scholar graduation.

  • Other duties may also be assigned.




Education & Experience:


Bachelor’s degree and 3 years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.

  • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.

  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite, specifically adept with Excel and GoogleSheets.

  • Advanced customer service skills.

  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience, ideally with Stanford’s Graduate Financial Support (GFS) system and Business Intelligence (BI) and Reporting.

  • Understanding of financial transactions.

  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

  • Ability and judgment to effectively balance policy compliance with idiosyncratic and often unanticipated funding scenarios.

  • Highly organized.

  • Team player.


Certifications and Licenses:






  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.

  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.

  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.


* 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.




  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends




  • 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.


Why Stanford is for you: 


Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:


  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!



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.


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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


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