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Student Advisor Stanford University

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Stanford, CA
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Feb 12, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
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The Biology Department at Stanford University has an immediate opening for a Student Services Officer 2 in Palo Alto, CA! In this role, you will help provide a full range of support for students. responsibilities include advising on degree progress for undergraduate Biology majors, curriculum and course scheduling, department honors and research programs, and supervising undergraduate peer advisors. You will have the autonomy to grow and develop your skills. Come join a great team environment that supports each other and has fun. Learn more and submit your resume today!

As a Student Advisor in the Biology Department, you will provide a full range of support to undergraduate students. This includes advising on degree progress, curriculum and course scheduling, department honors and research programs, and supervising undergraduate peer advisors.

*Internally this position is titled, Student Services Officer 2

Stanford University's Biology department is a world-renowned research and education institution, with faculty and students studying a wide range of topics in the biological sciences. The department is home to several highly respected research centers and programs, including the Stanford Cancer Institute and the Center for Systems Biology. Faculty members in the Biology department are engaged in cutting-edge research in areas such as genomics, evolution, development, and neuroscience, and are committed to sharing their knowledge with students through small class sizes and hands-on research opportunities. Its graduates go on to successful careers in academia, industry, and government.

Your Day Will Likely Include:
  • Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
  • Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare manage reports and presentations.
  • Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
  • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to guide them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to students and other departments; represent unit/department.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.

Experience You Will Bring To The Organization:
  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Why Stanford is for You
  • 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.
  • $6,000+ in tuition and training assistance annually
  • Up to 50% of Stanford's annual tuition cost is applied to your child's undergraduate tuition
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, gtime offtime-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!
  • 18+PTO/Vacation days per year
  • Up to 5% of your base pay contributed automatically to your 403(b) + a generous match
  • 100% of your retirement account is fully vested immediately

The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $94 - $98,000.

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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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