Assistant Director, Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations Stanford University Office of Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations United States

Assistant Director, Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations



Stanford University is where we hope you will discover a rewarding career filled with rich traditions, a deep passion for collaboration and innovation, an unparalleled respect for diversity, and a culture of excellence.



We are currently seeking an Assistant Director to join the Office of Investment Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations (IRSR). IRSR is part of the Office of the President and serves as Stanford University’s primary resource on responsible investment issues. The Office advises and partners with University leadership, the Board of Trustees, the campus community and external partners on a range of responsible investment/ESG/Impact investing topics.


Your primary responsibilities include:


    Support the Director in the strategic planning and management of IRSR programmatic activities, stakeholder relations and research.

    Represent the Office to the broader University community and stakeholders with a strong client service orientation.

    Partner with other University Centers, Initiatives and Programs to advance the educational and research mission of the IRSR Office and Stanford University

    Draw on your subject matter expertise to create, research and manage content for reports, proposals, policy briefings, and websites. For example:

        Identify and understand key investment responsibility issues on campus

    Plan and conduct research to support the Board of Trustees and senior campus leadership

    Monitor industry RI/ESG/Impact investing best practices

        Conduct market, company, and peer institution benchmark analyses

    Track issues in the news and social media

    Manage Board historical archives, reports and related documentation

    Design, plan and administer conferences, lectures, meetings and workshops

    Contribute content and maintain the IRSR website with support of the web design team

    Provide general administrative support, including serving as the first point of contact for the IRSR program, coordinating presentations and background materials for board and other meetings

    Administer vendor relationships and contacts


* Other duties as assigned


To be successful in this position, you will bring:


    Knowledgeable about investment responsibility/ESG/Sustainable/Impact investing

    Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively in writing and orally with faculty, staff and students

    Experienced researcher with ability to identify, collect, evaluate and synthesize complex and diverse information

    Able to distinct perspectives, and work with teams at all levels of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Board of Trustees

    Able to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, operate independently, meet strict deadlines, produce a high-quality work product

    Able to direct the work of others

    Enjoys an environment which requires juggling multiple and changing priorities

    Strong commitment to advancing the Office’s mission and effectiveness



In addition, our preferred requirements include:


    Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience

    Must possess a strong understanding of both academic, corporate and non-profit settings



Why Stanford is for You


Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:


    Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.

    A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.

    A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.

    Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.

    Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more! We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.



How to Apply


We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.



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.


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 the job.


Additional Information


    Schedule: Full-time

    Job Code: 4122

    Employee Status: Regular

    Grade: J

    Requisition ID: 83067


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