Social Entrepreneurship Program Lead
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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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.
Part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Center
for Social Innovation (CSI) prepares students to apply their
management and leadership skills to solve the world's toughest
problems through courses, extra-curricular programs, and
fellowships that promote understanding of deeply entrenched social
issues, teach the skills needed to address them, inspire a life of
action, and build community among impact-focused peers.
The Center seeks a Social Entrepreneurship Program Lead. The
Program Lead will deliver a highly impactful social
entrepreneurship program that educates MBA and MSx students,
connects them with helpful people and resources at Stanford and
beyond, and provides the financial support necessary to accelerate
the entrepreneurial process to maximize their positive impact in
the world. The Program Lead implements existing programs and
identifies opportunities for greater impact, provides direct
advising support to students, and develops an advising platform
composed of experienced social entrepreneurship coaches and
visiting social entrepreneurs to bring relevant and diverse
perspectives to bear on students' entrepreneurial ventures. The
Program Lead works under the general direction of faculty, reports
to the Center Director, and works collaboratively with peer
colleagues at CSI, the GSB's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,
the Career Management Center, and the MBA Program, in order to
create a thoughtful, cohesive and powerful student learning
experience on the Stanford GSB campus. This position will work a
hybrid schedule with an expected presence on campus of
approximately 3 days a week.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to nurture rising
leaders working on impactful solutions to the biggest social and
environmental challenges society faces today. This role is an
opportunity to hone your listening, advising, coaching, and
connecting skills, to apply and build your knowledge on a wide
range of social and environmental issues, and to accelerate your
own impact in the world.
Your primary responsibilities include:
* Develop a vision for the SE Program based on own program
experience, input from colleagues, feedback from program
participants, and work with the Center director to articulate the
program strategy and resource needs. Partner with peer colleagues
to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and
goals of the various components of the CSI Social Entrepreneurship
* Orient students to Stanford's resources, expertise, and networks
to advance their impact ventures and provide coaching to students
and alumni as needed. For example, this may include: surfacing
values, motivations, and commitment to impact; creating structure
for venture development, supporting identification of next steps,
and providing accountability partnership ; providing guidance on
creating a robust theory of change, exploring business models,
designing an evaluation framework; guiding students to develop a
supportive network and making introductions when appropriate;
helping students navigate early team dynamics, providing guidance
on fundraising sources and strategies, especially in preparation
for CSI funding opportunities.
* Create and develop a coaching and advising platform to assure
students have appropriate coaching for their project ideas, by
recruiting, managing, overseeing, and training a pool of
experienced social entrepreneurship coaches and developing
relationships with high profile partners who can support student
ventures, as advisors or funders.
* Support the Startup Garage course teaching team to provide a
supportive class environment for social entrepreneurs and certify
students' acquisition of knowledge. More generally, support the
development of the social entrepreneurship curriculum as needed,
contribute to and facilitate campus-based workshops, peer groups,
* Oversee Social Entrepreneurship program metrics and data
* Offer limited fundraising/development support to CSI director by
providing ideas and opinions on proposals and support for donor
reporting when required.
* Work collaboratively with the rest of the CSI team to determine
the best approach to completing projects, bringing sound
independent judgment for decision-making as well as careful
consideration of school policies.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
* Advanced degree and five years relevant experience or a
combination of education and experience.
* Experience with impact-first entrepreneurial processes, including
an understanding of human-centered design, theories of change and
impact evaluation, development of founding teams, and fundraising
* Enthusiasm for the potential of the GSB's aspiring impact leaders
and the incredible power of the Stanford community to accelerate
* Energy to facilitate a high potential student community and
create an outstanding campus-based co-curricular learning
* The humility necessary to empower others and find meaning in
nurturing and supporting emerging leaders.
* The interpersonal and networking skills needed to maintain
collaborative relationships with a large number of people and to
manage and motivate volunteers.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively
educate, inform, and inspire internal and external audiences.
* Demonstrated success in management of projects, including project
planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting.
* Comfort with technology and data management. Strong analytical
skills to review and assess complex data; Experience building and
In addition, preferred requirements include:
* Experience of the social entrepreneurship process as a founder,
early staff member, incubator or accelerator program manager, or
* General awareness of the social innovation / social
entrepreneurship landscape, including social enterprises, impact
investors, grant makers, nonprofit and governmental
* A broad awareness of domestic and global social and environmental
issues and an ability to quickly get up to speed on any specific
* Fluency with social innovation frameworks.
* An understanding of the nonprofit and for-profit funding
landscape for social entrepreneurs.
* An interest in policy as it affects opportunities for impact.
* Comfort with coaching practices and the ability to relate to the
population of business school students.
* Experience working in higher education is also desirable.
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 TedTalk, film
screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global
* 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
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* 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
* 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.
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