Associate Director, Alumni Relations, Stanford Law School

Job Type

Full Time




559 Nathan Abbott Way
United States


Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, the Associate Director is dedicated to strategically building and strengthening alumni communities at Stanford Law School, including broad planning, vision, and execution for both regional and affinity-based chapters. The Associate Director will also cultivate faculty relationships, particularly in regards to intellectual programing during Alumni Weekend and Board of Visitors.

The ideal candidate will be committed to the importance of diversity and have experience managing volunteers. This role will require polished communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong presentation skills. The ability to employ diplomacy with a high regard for building and maintaining important internal and external relationships is key.


  • In partnership with Director, lead overall long-term planning and evaluation for alumni engagement development and growth, including helping to identify new markets and refresh program strategies.
  • Lead the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion initiatives with alumni programing, particularly in regards to affinity chapters.
  • Oversee, train, and recruit alumni leaders within the Bay Area and Asia alumni chapters, assisting them in strategy for alumni engagement for their regions.
  • Steward the SLS Executive Law Chapter Chair and coordinate quarterly conference calls with regional chairs.
  • Project manage the training/onboarding materials provided to chapter and affinity group volunteers.
  • Manage relationship with Stanford Law School faculty. Serve as liaison to faculty for all Stanford Law School and University programs, maintaining a high level of programing and service. This includes Alumni Weekend and Board of Visitors programing.
  • Coordinate the annual process for nominating alumni volunteers for the Stanford Associates Awards.
  • Manage quarterly reporting of department activity, particularly in regards to alumni volunteer participation.
  • Negotiate high level contracts with vendors and oversee the quality of delivered products and services.
  • Participate in and/or oversee budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs.
  • Manage teams, projects and/or programs that may affect a wide audience.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the university professionally both internally and externally.
  • Skilled in strategizing and leading the execution of projects and initiatives.
  • Proven decision-making skills and the ability to understand and solve complex questions.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.
  • Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups.
  • Ability to juggle a vast quantity of incoming information, interruptions, and inquiries with a high level of professionalism and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


We encourage all those who are interested to apply through our Cardinal Careers website: Please submit your cover letter and resume.