Director, Academic Programs

Location
Stanford
Posted
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Director, Academic Programs

Job Number:
74517

Director, Academic Programs Academic Program Professional 3

Job Family: Administration Job Code: 4113 Grade: K Exemption: Exempt Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE: The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to continue its leading position in lifelong and online learning. The position will lead, manage and drive graduate-level, educational program portfolios - academic programs. In this fast-paced environment, the successful candidate should have an entrepreneurial mindset that is driven by a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to a variety of stakeholders inside the organization and across all seven schools at Stanford. The candidate must possess strong business acumen, excel in training, and have the ability to lead and motivate people to success.


We are looking for an individual, who will contribute new ideas and approaches to improve and reimagine graduate and professional programs. The role will direct teams that oversee sales, marketing, customer service and support, program financial statements, enrollments, and execution of on-campus events. The Director's primary goals are to ensure we are creating new and innovative approaches to online and blended learning, working closely with the instructional design team to assist faculty. Candidates must possess a passion for the educational mission and values of Stanford University and the VPTL.

CORE DUTIES*:
  • Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Lead strategic planning for the program/entity.
  • Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
  • Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
  • May teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience:
    Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans. Certifications and Licenses:
  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility. * - 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.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
    WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
    About Stanford University
    Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

    Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 that is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

    Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Thank you for your interest!




    Job: Administration

    Location: Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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