South Asia - Senior Seed Business Transformation Advisor
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Full Time

Stanford University Global LLC is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Seed Business Transformation Advisor for South Asia. 

The Senior Seed Business Transformation Advisor (“Senior BTA”) manages professional employees, has accountability for the performance and results of a team within its own discipline, and adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.    The Senior BTA will need to be recognized as an expert and mentor within the organization and have in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in a discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function, anticipates internal and/or external business challenges.  This position drives curriculum development, delivery, training, brings business experience, an educator mindset and facilitation expertise to Stanford Seed’s entrepreneurship programs.  The Senior Seed Business Transformation Advisor supports the scaling of SMEs, leadership, and team training, including general entrepreneurship development.  This position reports to the Regional Director.



  • Contribute to the curriculum strategy and serve on Seed’s program design working group, which will lead the design of curriculum for the Seed Transformation Program, Spark, Aspire and future programs; this role may contribute to the design of Network-facing entrepreneurship programs as well.  
  • Accountable for the on-going design, and/or refinement of STP, including Immersion Weeks and curriculum development projects; project manage BTA input on curriculum development projects. 
  • Work with program design and delivery team(s) to ensure consistent versions of assets - managing updates and revisions to materials especially. 
  • Support faculty alignment and onboarding as necessary and identify and recommend local practitioners who can make and deliver program content that is customer relevant.
  • Provide coverage for BTA staffing gaps.


  • Develop and implement an effective process for training and communication to share best practices of facilitation across BTAs and regions; build communications with GSB and across regional teams.  
  • Based on the experience of regional teams in onboarding new BTAs, develop best practices and guide the process for/of onboarding future BTAs.  Share best practices across regions and teams.
  • Ensure that BTAs understand and are aligned on curriculum elements and are ready to execute - and facilitating the balance between consistency and customization.
  • Oversee training/onboarding of BTAs by region and model appropriate boundaries and scope of facilitator/BTA role.  Build communication with GSB and across regional teams.
  • Organize periodic review of the BTA role.

Leadership & Supervision

  • Manage professional staff of Business Transformation Advisors (“BTAs”), including hiring and retaining staff, offer career coaching, encourage professional development, and guide performance of direct reports to achieve program goals.
  • Organize periodic review of the BTA position.
  • Build communication with GSB and across regional teams. 

Program Evaluation & Learning

  • Assess program efficacy. Analyze customer data from across regions and programs, including cycle debriefs, surveys, other feedback to identify gaps and suggest priorities for curriculum and training initiatives that are aligned with overall strategy. 
  • Support the development of local case studies.

These duties may be adjusted as needed to suit the business of the Stanford Institute of Innovation in Developing Economies (Seed) program in Chennai, India.


Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in business, organizational design, leadership, or project management at an accredited university and ten (10) or more years of management, and/or business-related consulting experience, or a combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Near-native Hindi or Tamil language proficiency
  • An advanced level of fluent English skills both oral and written, including active listening and interpersonal skills needed to work with a broad range of individuals.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and management and institutional courage.
  • Strong supervision/management and staff development experience.
  • Must have entrepreneurial experience.
  • Creative problem-solving with strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Must have strong technical skills to provide guidance to direct reports, colleagues, and clients.
  • Experience working remotely and leading team meetings remotely.
  • Excellent communication skills to build collaboration across global teams.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Experience managing in a matrix organization.
  • Must be a self-starter, organized and empathetic.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience designing and leading management training, ideally for SMEs.
  • SME experience in Growth Strategy development required.
  • Must have international education / professional experience with preference for the US and emerging markets.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in India.
  • Will work variable hours, evenings, or weekends.
  • Will travel locally and/or internationally with occasional overnight travel.

Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that’s working to end the cycle of global poverty.  We believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to create greater prosperity in and for emerging economies. To maximize our impact, we’re working on multiple fronts and across multiple time horizons. Seed is training business leaders in developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and supporting critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions. For more information about the Seed program, please visit

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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.