Stanford University — BCSC Young Alumni Fellow

BCSC Young Alumni Fellow

Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States






Business Title: Black Community Services Center Young Alumni Fellow

Appointment Duration: 2 year fixed term

The Black Community Services Center (BCSC), affectionately called The Black House, commemorated its 50th Anniversary in 2019! This milestone has been achieved through the support of a strong and vibrant community committed to activism, scholarship, and social justice.

The BCSC is proud to be part of The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership, within the division of Student Affairs. The Centers consist of the Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino, Markaz Community Resources Center, Native American Cultural Center, Queer Student Resources Center, and Women's Community Center. Each Center works to advance learning and student development through five pillars – Academic and Intellectual Engagement, Leadership Development, Mental Health & Well-Being, Community Building, and Alumni Engagement.

Stanford's Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership are thrilled to announce the launch of our Young Alumni Fellowship program. These fellowships offer recent Stanford graduates a rare opportunity to create new and expand existing opportunities for alumni and undergraduate and graduate student engagement.

The Black Community Services Center (BCSC) seeks a recent Stanford graduate to work closely with professional staff in the areas of outreach, program development and support, improving student access to university resources, services, and community engagement with a specific focus on our alumni community.


Reporting to the Assistant Dean & Associate Director and working alongside the Associate Dean and Karr Family Director and the Assistant Director; the Black Community Services Center (BCSC) Young Alumni Fellow will serve as a campus partner and advocate within all functional areas of the university. The fellow will be instrumental in sustaining and creating new engagement between the Black Community Services Center and Stanford alumni through our current and new programs and initiatives.


• Work collaboratively with the BCSC leadership team to manage, plan and execute cultural, academic and educational programs with university wide impact to meet the goals of the BCSC.
• Manage and curate the BCSCS Network in Action (NIA) Series, which is dedicated to creating spaces for sustained engagement, innovation, scholarship, and community-building among Black graduate students and Black alumni at Stanford.
• Manage and facilitate alumni campus visits to the BCSC in collaboration with the BCSC Outreach committee.
• Work in collaboration with the BCSC Alumni Engagement committee to manage BCSC sponsored events during Reunion/Homecoming Weekend.
• Establish and maintain relationships with the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA), Stanford National Black Alumni Association (SNBAA) and Alumni clubs to create engagement opportunities for current students and alumni.
• Analyze and develop reports and student facing communications.
• Utilize multiple social media platforms to create engagement with Stanford alumni

* Other duties may also be assigned

Eligibility criteria/parameters: This fellowship is open to all eligible candidates who have graduated from Stanford University with at least a Bachelor's degree within the last three years.


• Stanford University Alum (up to 3 years post graduation)
• Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of relevant full time work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
• Student affairs, academic or work experience related to the fields of social work, community organizing, arts & media organization, counseling psychology, race & ethnic studies, alumni relations or other work and training in the social sciences with a focus on access and belonging.
• Knowledge of Black student and community development in a university environment.
• Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
• Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity and proficiency with Google Docs and/or Box, Slack, Zoom and other video conferencing and online meeting tools.
• Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication and presentation skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
• May provide oversight with the administration of financial processes such as financial reimbursements, data entry, reviewing terms and conditions regarding contracts, understanding vendor requirements, and following up and resolving issues.
• Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

Working Conditions:

• The university requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation.
• This is a hybrid position which requires on campus work at least three days per week.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.


• Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 30 pounds.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, submit your application, resume and cover letter.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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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