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Stanford University Associate Director of Campus Engagement and Public Programs in Stanford, California

Associate Director of Campus Engagement and Public Programs

Arts, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Aug 12, 2022

Requisition # 95822


Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.

Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts. With its primary home at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Live is simultaneously a public square, a sanctuary, and a lab, drawing on the breadth and depth of Stanford University to connect performance to the significant issues, ideas, and discoveries of our time. Stanford Live presents over 150 performances annually in several venues around the Stanford campus. Stanford Live is committed to significant outreach to students on campus and in the communities beyond Stanford.


Stanford Live is seeking an Associate Director of Campus Engagement and Public Programs who will be responsible for planning and implementing Stanford Live’s campus engagement programs. This individual will be a member of the curatorial team for Stanford Live and develop substantial engagement programming in tandem with the programming of the overall season. The associate director will have administrative and producorial responsibility for dance and theater programs each season, many of which amplify the season themes and provide avenues for deeper engagement with the university. Stanford Live’s goal is to integrate with the academic mission of the university through collaboration with Stanford faculty by both connecting with existing research interests and developing new initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for connecting Stanford Live’s vision and strategy with faculty, students, artists, and administrators to develop projects in accordance with course work, departmental and faculty goals and objectives, as well as Stanford Live’s vision and strategy. The work will aim to resonate with the Stanford community and respond to issues of global significance. The engagement program is continually evolving and experimentation with new formats and voices is encouraged.

In this role, you will:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the curatorial team (Executive Director and Director of Programming) to develop a portfolio of events and multi-disciplinary activities that provide a deeper path into the artistic programs and season themes.

  • Design engagement programs that include high-profile speakers, panels and talks involving visiting speakers and Stanford voices, documentary film series, and activities to facilitate student engagement with the arts by connecting visiting artists and their work to a variety of campus constituencies.

  • In-person implementation of all campus engagement events (some evenings and weekends required), including coordinating production and logistical needs.

  • Design residency plans for visiting artists connecting them with a range of academic departments and campus entities.

  • Develop and maintain vital campus relationships with key faculty and administrators, including department chairs.

  • Contribute to the development of program budget and manage budget effectively.

  • Create an appropriate evaluation process for the campus engagement programs, including determining ways to get feedback from students, faculty, and artists.

  • Manage one part-time student intern(s). who will assist in the execution of the campus engagement program.

  • Ensure that the logistics of each individual project are executed. Execution of programmatic logistics at the highest level, including all technical requirements, scheduling, and communications with all relevant parties.

  • Conduct evaluations of each residency. Write and distribute final reports for residency projects as appropriate.

Please note that this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered hybrid. The on and off site days will vary depending on the events schedule.

In order to be successful, you will bring:

● A combination of education and relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience.

● Ability to work collaboratively with professional educators, professional artists, students and faculty.

● Ability to develop and maintain vital campus relationships with key faculty and administrators, including department chairs.

● Ability to think strategically and translate strategy and goals into design and action.

● Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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 superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

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

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4121

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: H

  • Requisition ID: 95822