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Stanford University
  • Position Number: 2980456
  • Location: Stanford, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Business Law

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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's Latino Entrepreneur Research Initiative (SLEI) seeks a new Associate Director to provide strategic thought leadership for the program, guide the research goals, and serve as a spokesperson for the research. SLEI conducts research on the landscape of Latino entrepreneurship in the United States. For over seven years, the SLEI research project has provide annual reports on the economic impact of entrepreneurship in the U.S. Latino population, and highlighted insights about the unique challenges facing U.S. Latino business owners.

The Associate Director for SLEI will work in close collaboration with the faculty primary investigator (PI), a SLEI Research Analyst, and an outside non-profit organization with which the research is collaboratively conducted. The Associate Director will develop the strategy for conducting the research to maximize impact in the business community.

This position will be on a hybrid work arrangement with 2-3 days of onsite presence required.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead strategic direction for future research with a goal of increasing insight about Latino entrepreneurship in the U.S. and understanding opportunities to level the playing field. Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.

  • Guide the creation of robust research instruments, source, collect, and conduct thorough and effective analyses of data collected, distill valid conclusions, and prepare research reports that clearly communicate the results to a wide range of audiences.

  • Lead communication of research results to multiple audiences and stakeholders

  • Lead engagement with governmental, non-profit, business, and academic leaders to develop a rich understanding of the issues facing U.S. Latino entrepreneurs and economic policy-makers to guide research direction.

  • Act as a primary spokesperson and key point-of-contact representing the research and its insights about the U.S. Latino business environment with business, academic, non-profit, and governmental organizations, and with the press.

  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience

  • Experience creating, conducing, analyzing and reporting results of social science research, ideally as the project leader guiding research direction.

  • Very strong analytic skills using tools such as R to analyze social science research data.

  • Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

  • Project management skills, ability to drive progress and prioritize across multiple work streams.

  • Ability to develop and manage program partnerships.

  • Excellent English oral, written, and analytical skills.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Existing knowledge about the issues facing Latino or other under-represented business owners in the U.S. extremely valuable in this role.

  • PhD or Masters degree in relevant social science preferred

  • Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal) highly desirable

Please apply on website.

* 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.

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