Production Project Specialist

May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Production Project Specialist

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Production Project Specialist, 100% FTE, Exempt, 6-month fixed-term appointment

School of Engineering, Management Science & Engineering (Stanford Technology Ventures Program)


The Stanford Technology Ventures Program ( is the entrepreneurship center of Stanford Engineering, in the department of Management Science & Engineering. With a startup-like culture, STVP is a lab that creates research and innovative entrepreneurship education opportunities for Stanford students. Our work includes the delivery of affiliated courses, scholarly research, fellowships, and extracurricular programs, along with accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation education around the world through faculty development programs, industry collaborations, and content creation on our Stanford eCorner platform.

Reporting to STVP's Director of Editorial and Marketing, the Production Project Specialist will support the high-pace production and distribution of quality content for Stanford eCorner. STVP's popular media site, Stanford eCorner, engages entrepreneurs and educators at Stanford and around the world with content that delivers practical knowledge, evocative personal perspectives and experiments. The Production Project Specialist will manage freelance work by producing story briefs, organizing production schedules and booking talent. This role will be responsible for managing content updates to eCorner platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, and the eCorner site. The Production Project Specialist will also be responsible for promoting eCorner content to stakeholders, influencers and partners. The ideal candidate for this role is a highly organized project manager, an energetic concept pitcher able to energize teams and influencers about content ideas, a strong content manager familiar with back-end content updates, an adaptable and collaborative colleague and, of course, a passionate advocate for STVP's mission to develop the entrepreneurial mindset in organizations and individuals around the world.


Manage activities of assigned projects from project initiation through completion with limited guidance; coordinate all technical activities on assigned projects. Work is typically comprised of 30% time contribution towards project leadership and 70% as a technical contributor.


  • Review project plans and proposals, and work with management to develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the project.
  • Perform project management oversight of small projects or more than one large task within a larger project.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and perform technical aspects of project, with guidance, based on type of project manager support required (e.g., engineer, quality, scheduler).
  • Review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost schedule and technical scope baselines.
  • Ensure the preparation of required project documentation.
  • Contribute to communication plan and change management elements.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to productively contribute to cross-functional teams.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.

    Certifications and Licenses:



  • Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.

    * - 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 be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • Travel locally and cross-university.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • 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,

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

    Job: Project Management

    Location: School of Engineering
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

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

    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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