Associate Director, Social Entrepreneurship

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Center for Social Innovation

Posted: 9/17/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Palo Alto

Postal code: 94305

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

CSI educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change. 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 social impact-focused peers.  

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Associate Director will develop and implement co-curricular programs to guide Stanford GSB aspiring social entrepreneurs through the entrepreneurial process, help them make the most of the resources, insights, and networks the school has to offer, and cheer them on as they endeavor to apply their business toolkit to make the world a better place.

The Associate Director is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of a portfolio of programs and fellowships for MBA and MSx students; develops relationships with high profile partners who can advise and mentor students; and supports the development of the social entrepreneurship curriculum as needed.

Central to this role are experience with the entrepreneurial process, including an understanding of human-centered design, theories of change and impact evaluation, development of founding teams, and fundraising strategy. The Associate Director will also have knowledge of the social impact landscape, including the breadth of impact roles across government, nonprofits, social ventures, and the corporate world. Key to success are the interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain a broad network, and a capacity to relate to the population of business students and provide supportive coaching.


To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Several experiences working in the social sector highly preferred.
  • Advanced degree may be required for some programs.
  • For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.


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