Stanford’s Online High School is an accredited, diploma-offering, highly selective independent high school, offering courses for grades 7-12. The mission of Stanford Online High School (OHS) is to create a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extracurricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The school’s supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Stanford Online High School is also the new home of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), which provides a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place mostly in the summer but also throughout the academic year. Held, primarily online, SPCS programs serve intellectually curious pre-college students from around the world.
**Stanford Online High School and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices are located at the Stanford Redwood City Campus, however this position is eligible for hybrid work arrangement upon mutual agreement.
All employees may be subject to Stanford’s travel policy, if relocating from outside of California and are expected to perform work on-site. Please note that you will be subject to all COVID-19 requirements for Stanford employees, which includes being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 pursuant to our vaccination policy. **
The Assistant Director of Residential Experienceoversees the residential and student life components of the academic summer enrichment programs of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. This position leads the recruitment, hiring, training, and management of summer residential staff, and ensures the necessary preparations and resources are in order for a successful residential experience. The Assistant Director contributes to the development of program policies and procedures to ensure the well-being of all program participants.
The ideal candidate has past experience working in residential education, particularly with pre-college students, and has excellent leadership skills, judgment, integrity, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to collaborate and consult, as well as a positive attitude.
Administering a complex residential program, serving minors, while adhering to policies and practices governed by Stanford University, OHS, and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.
Overseeing and building of residential education curriculum and online student life programming; analyzing effectiveness of programming and making recommendations for future programming. Serving as the main point of contact for SPCS regarding best practices in student life and residential operations.
Determining optimal staff coverage for residence halls; overseeing residential staff hiring including: recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and assessing residential staff during the summer months; establishing training objectives and conducting residential and online student staff training.
In collaboration with SPCS colleagues and partners in other offices on campus, and using appropriate Stanford-based resources: Manage multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues; resolve serious incidents related to participant health, well-being, and safety during the summer program, such as mental health crises, interpersonal conflicts, or illness/injury requiring hospitalization.
Maintaining a strong presence on campus during residential programs, including routinely visiting all residences, attending program events, presenting to parents, participants, and staff.
Procuring conference services for residential programs, i.e., housing, classroom, recreational, computer labs, meeting rooms, and other campus facilities.
Counseling students on sensitive and confidential matters; providing leadership in reviewing Honor Code, Residence Agreement violations, and Behavioral Agreement infractions, and making decisions regarding appropriate disciplinary action within the guidelines and policies of the SPCS Programs, OHS, and the University.
Serving on university committees related to Protection of Minors. Serves as main liaison to the Office of Accessible Education to support student accommodations across residential programs.
Developing workflows to support best practices in residential, in-person and online student life programming, i.e.,guiding residential staff through complex transition periods, such as Arrival and Departure days, Code of Conduct violation procedures, implementation and maintenance of community norms and expectations, accommodations, incident response procedures, and transitioning residential staff to support [email protected]
Working collaboratively with SPCS Director and Finance Manager, develop annual budgets for residence-based programming and staffing needs; develop house budgets; track and monitor expenditures; review student staff purchasing and ensure that all financial policies are followed.
Directly supervise SPCS Student Life Program Coordinator.
Serve as part of a team responsible for evaluating student applications to SPCS programs.
Collaborate with the OHS Student Life team to support aspects of academic year in-person events for OHS, including Pixel Festival and Homecoming.