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Associate Director, Global Operations | Stanford Seed

Job Summary

Date PostedJuly 17,2023
Job Code4122
Employee StatusRegular
Requisition ID99949
Work ArrangementHybrid Eligible

Stanford Graduate School of Business – Stanford Seed

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.

Stanford Seed (of the Stanford Graduate School of Business) seeks an Associate Director, Global Operations. The Associate Director will lead and drive efforts to continuously improve Seed’s global hiring, training and HR processes for current and new Seed locations across Africa and Asia. S/he will also lead the annual project planning and execution of recruitment for participants for the Transformation Program. The Associate Director, Global Operations will also be responsible for reviewing and preparing contract documents (HR, participant agreements, services), budget guidance, and serve as Seed’s risk management lead. This role will report directly to Seed’s Global Director, and work closely with Global HR, Risk Management, and our teams at the GSB and in South Asia, East, West and Southern Africa. The Associate Director, Global Operations will contribute to the continued strengthening and success of Seed’s diverse global team.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a mission-driven and dynamic global group of teams and individuals. As we continue to deliver upon our ambitious mission and vision, success for this role will lead to the improved performance of the teams and individuals, as well as the quality of participants in Stanford Seed’s flagship Transformation Program. This important and new role will demand much initiative, creativity and resilience of the successful candidate.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working in collaboration with Global HR and regional teams, manage and optimize the hiring processes for all global hires. Drive the ongoing improvement of and lead Seed’s Global onboarding, training, development and offboarding processes. For new regions, lead the hiring processes to bring on the initial team.
  • Lead the project planning and execution of Seed’s annual Transformation Program admissions process for Africa and South Asia. For new regions, develop, project manage, and implement, the admissions process end-to-end for the first cohort.
  • Oversee relationship with Risk Management with respect to international operations. Review and/or draft all contracts for which Seed Global Operations is accountable, consulted or informed.
  • In alignment with overall strategy, drive, design, and lead creation of annual compensation budgets for each region with the support of Global HR and the Global
  • Director. Support Seed Global Operations and Finance in ensuring the execution of programs in alignment with strategy and budget.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.