Academic Program Professional 2

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Stanford University

Academic Program Professional 2

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Psych One Coordinator/Academic Program Professional 2

The Stanford Psychology Department is looking for a full-time Psychology One Coordinator. Under the direction of the Director of the Psychology One Program, the Psych One core faculty and the Administrative Services Manager (ASM), the Psych One Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Psychology One Program.

The Psych One Coordinator partners with faculty to develop and revise the curriculum for the Psych 1 course, including lectures and sections across three offerings of introductory psychology (Psych 1), one per quarter. The Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for Psych One undergraduate students (e.g., mentoring and advising students, offering office hours, resolving special cases). The Coordinator works closely with the Psych One faculty director on strategic and long-term planning and overall course continuity, and works closely with the core teaching faculty during their teaching quarter. The Coordinator will support all course goals by providing guidance to faculty and other teaching staff on exams, assignments, grading, and other elements of the course. The Coordinator delivers 4-8 lectures in the Psych 1 course each quarter on a range of topics. The Coordinator recruits, hires, develops, coordinates, and serves as a mentor for the graduate and undergraduate Psych One Teaching Fellows (TFs). The Coordinator will plan and manage training events and weekly meetings to develop the TFs' teaching skills, and help evaluate and support TFs' teaching through direct observation and ongoing advising. This position is responsible for building and maintaining a database of teaching library materials, assuring organized materials, support of on-going curriculum development, and maintaining cross-coordination with instructors. The Psych One Coordinator manages the annual program budget and performs ongoing program evaluation. The Coordinator is responsible for managing one administrative associate and the long-range administrative and financial planning of the program. The Coordinator will interact with other relevant Stanford offices, as well as teaching programs at other universities. The Coordinator partners with faculty and students in the psychology department on special research projects related to teaching and learning practices, using both correlational and experimental research methods. The Coordinator would be expected to maintain some of these projects (in partnership with the incumbent) and develop new project ideas. The Coordinator organizes a national conference on teaching introductory psychology (The Psych One Conference) each July and would be expected to co-lead this conference in partnership with the incumbent coordinator.


  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.

  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.

  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.

  • Coach and mentor program staff.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

    Desired Education and Experience:

    M.A. or Ph.D. in Psychology is desired. Demonstrated knowledge and competence and relevant experience associated with three to five years of teaching and research in psychology.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.

  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.

  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.

  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidates should have strong public speaking skills, curriculum development skills, and evidence of success in the classroom.

  • Candidates should have experience in strategic planning, organization design, and process improvement methodology.

  • Strong writing skills are a must and s/he must have exceptional interpersonal skills for working in a collaborative team environment.

  • The candidate must have the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in resolving problems, carrying out responsibilities and handling sensitive and/or confidential material.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office, web design applications (e.g., Weebly), and on-line evaluations/data systems (e.g., Qualtrics) is highly desirable.

  • Experience with research design and statistical analysis is also highly desirable.

    Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.


  • 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.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.

  • May travel locally.

  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • 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,

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

    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.

    Job: Administration

    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences
    Schedule: Full-time
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    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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    Posted: 4/11/2017
    Application Due: 5/18/2017
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