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Associate Dean and Executive Director of MD Admissions

Stanford University

Job Description

Stanford University School of Medicine sets the training ground for the next generation of biomedical leaders and pioneers.  Reporting to the Dean of MD Admissions for Stanford Medicine, this position requires a strong tactical leader with a strategic approach to MD Admissions processes to attract a talented and diverse body of MD students.  

The Associate Dean and Executive Director of MD Admissions has overarching responsibilities for leading and managing all operational aspects of the MD Admissions process, from initial outreach to matriculation. Specifically, the Associate Dean and Executive Director will design, implement, and maintain all programs, policies, and systems that support student admissions. This role also manages the human resources, administrative, and logistical support for the office and works alongside the Dean of MD Admissions in strategic planning, program development, and funding outreach.


  • Master's degree highly desired; PhD recommended
  • 8 or more years of experience managing an admissions office, preferably MD admissions
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience in full-cycleproject management
  • Experience in program development
  • Supervisory experience


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


  • 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.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
  • Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships across organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated experience with significant and complex budgetary /financial management.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

*  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.


  • May work extended hours or weekends.


  • 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 .

Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.

With more than 1,900 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 28 academic departments and 9 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,500 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents and fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.3B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford’s largest school and truly a complex organization.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.

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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