Teaching and Learning Program Manager

Stanford University

Teaching and Learning Program Manager

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Teaching + Learning Program Manager

Salary Grade H, Full Time, Exempt

1-yr fixed term (will be evaluated for continuation)

School of Engineering, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)

Teaching and Learning Program Manager Are you interested in helping shape the future of design education? Do you thrive on organization and creative program management? The d.school seeks a highly collaborative and detail-oriented Teaching and Learning Program Manager to perform a full range of human-centered operational duties as they relate to classes and other learning experiences. The position involves daily interactions with dynamic faculty, staff, students and the wider d.school community.

The Program Manager will join a team of d.school colleagues who are actively working on a range of projects related to curriculum design, class production, and experiments in experiential education. The project portfolio includes managing teaching teams, hosting events, marketing courses, working on projects with design professionals, and publishing project learnings and curriculum.

The Teaching and Learning Program Manager will report to the Director of Teaching and Learning and collaborate closely with the d.school operations team to ensure best practices regarding logistics and finances. You may hire and manage part time staff, contractors, students, and other collaborators for short term engagements. You will actively participate in all team meetings, assist with project timelines, support the team in other areas as needed. You will attend d.school "all hands" events and meetings, contributing to the organization overall as well.

The Teaching and Learning Program Manager's responsibilities include the following:

70%: Project administration, events, logistics, and financial management

Responsible for management, logistics, and financials on a range of Teaching and Learning projects throughout the year including several fall teaching experiments, the Creativity in Research Scholars Program, January's Designer Crossroads, Teacher's Lounges, Artifact Week, and the Teaching Summit. Contribute to student-facing events including Pitch Night, Student Orientations, and the Winter Info Session.

30% Course production and marketing Responsible for the logistics of offering 30-40 courses in an a year including website and calendar management, teaching team communications, student applications, teaching artifact collection, emails to student lists, Facebook and social marketing, poster distribution, and keeping mailing lists up to date. Additionally responsible for seeking out and executing on creative ways to reach students.


JOB PURPOSE: Work with our Teaching + Learning team and other collaborators to design, implement, and assess the vision, strategy, and goals of the d.school.

  • Participate in assigned research activities and/or programs by participating in the development of programs within assigned area or entity; implementing, administering, and evaluating programs; and/or analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
  • Write and edit content for website, course promotion, and other program activities.
  • Perform outreach activities, including program communications, events, conferences, partnerships, and/or fundraising.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program.
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of learning experiences, as needed. Assist in the development of curriculum. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration experience is strongly preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff. 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.

  • 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.

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

    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 which 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.

    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: School of Engineering
    Schedule: Full-time
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    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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