Community Partner Program Lead

Stanford University

Community Partner Program Lead

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The Stanford Prevention Research Center is seeking a Partner Program Lead to support activities of the WELL for Life research initiative in the Bay Area. WELL for Life is taking a long-term approach to building the scientific evidence-base about the factors that impact personal well-being. The goal of WELL for Life is to promote, enhance and maintain health and well-being for individuals and communities globally. WELL for Life is an ambitious and dynamic program that seeks to enroll 10,000 individuals in the Bay Area who will participate in observational, intervention and biomarker research activities.

The Partner Program Lead will plan, develop, administer and maintain community partner programs that will engage community partners in the activities of WELL for Life in the Bay Area. This will include enhancing and expanding outreach efforts to local community based organizations, businesses, individuals and neighborhoods and participation in strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.

Duties include:
  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders to aide in the recruitment and retention of a diverse sample of individuals to WELL for Life
  • Enhance and maintain positive working relationships with community partners
  • Develop and contribute to outreach strategies related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding
  • Plan, design and coordinate community events that promote the WELL for Life research agenda
  • Conduct research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations
  • Create engaging and trustworthy content relevant to health and wellbeing that can be provided to community partners and WELL for Life participants
  • Work collaboratively with other groups on campus
  • Teach and administer courses relevant to WELL, including developing curricula and advising students
  • Represent WELL at community and professional meetings and conferences
  • Deliver WELL related presentations to a variety of community and scientific audiences
  • Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic programming and planning and related funding and financial sustainability
  • Coach and mentor program staff
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Advanced degree related to public health, chronic disease prevention, health promotion or health communication preferred
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting deep understanding and fluency in the area of public health, health promotion and chronic disease prevention
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key constituents, within and beyond Stanford University
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish OR Chinese
  • Experience in conducting community engaged work particularly with underserved communities via direct service, program development, and education
  • Ability to develop a plan for the WELL for Life Partner Program that includes both the high-level strategic objectives of the initiative and the detailed operational plan of action
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources
  • Ability to launch and sustain this new initiative by evaluating challenges, gathering stakeholder input, defining mission, setting program priorities, developing funding strategies, recruiting and managing teams, creating and overseeing operational structures, leading process improvement, and measuring impact
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision
  • 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,

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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