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Assistant Dean for MD Financial Aid

Stanford University

Job Description

Educational Programs and Services (EPS) is home to departments and programs that are central to the educational mission of the Stanford University School of Medicine.  We serve all populations of students and trainees who participate in the School's programs: Stanford MD, MS, MSPA, and PhD students; visiting MD students seeking clinical clerkships; postdoctoral scholars and medical fellows; and medical practitioners seeking further professional enrichment. Our goal is to provide a Stanford School of Medicine experience worthy of our students' and trainees' talents, aspirations, and dedication.

Department Information

The Stanford School of Medicine Financial Aid Office prepares comprehensive need-based financial aid packages to assist students in making a Stanford School of Medicine education possible.

Job Purpose

Stanford University is seeking an Assistant Dean for MD Financial Aid (Student Services Manager 2) to provide strategy, vision and direction for the Office of MD Financial Aid in Educational Programs and Services. This position will liaise with senior management and cross functional areas to implement the vision and strategy of the Medical Education leadership in the School of Medicine. This includes identifying, clarifying, and resolving complex issues using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for professional education within a leading research university, understand the prospective applicant and student experience, and will nurture a well established and high performing team to sustain our standards of excellence.

This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting from the Bay Area (hybrid working 2-5 days/week on-site), subject to operational need.

Core Duties

  • Provide strategic direction for the Office of Financial Aid by overseeing a robust and comprehensive financial aid program to meet the calculated need of Stanford MD students.  Represent as a senior leader and primary liaison between the School of Medicine Admissions office, the University’s financial aid office, and others to support the development and implementation of university policies and procedures.  Enhance the ability of the university to recruit and retain talented and diverse graduate students by applying the best of leading-edge practices and technologies in financial aid and scholarship programs.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on programmatic and policy development.  Collaborate with senior leadership in long range planning and policy development for the School of Medicine by recommending new internal policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Manage a small but dynamic, service-oriented team utilizing a thorough understanding of the financial aid landscape and communicating ongoing changes to a variety of university stakeholders. Continually develop the department and staff by making hiring decisions, providing mentoring and coaching, managing performance, determining staffing needs, developing and ensuring succession planning.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, financial, university, academic and accrediting regulations by monitoring the preparation, verification, and submission of federal and state reports.  Manage exceptions to university/school policies and procedures; determine appropriate response to settle grievances.
  • Manages an operating budget as well as a financial aid program awarding over $20M, including the allocation of grant aid and the administration of multiple student loan programs.  Develops budgetary projections based on historical financial trends and anticipates new changes; develops long range financial projections for funding student need.
  • Collaboratively works with university stakeholders (administrators, faculty, staff), external contacts (government agencies, vendors, colleagues) and students.
  • Other relevant duties may also be assigned.

Education & Experience (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience in higher education setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required)

  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

Desired Qualifications

  • Related advanced degree highly desirable
  • Management and supervisory experience highly desirable
  • Certified Financial Planning Certificate

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

Work Standards

  • 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 .

The expected pay range for this position is $121K to $142K per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards ) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  All candidates must be eligible to work and live in the U.S.

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