Administrative Services Administrator 1 / Program Manager

Aug 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Administrative Services Administrator 1 / Program Manager

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Program Manager

The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
is a center under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and supports research on international economic development and public policy. SCID will soon be participating in a new joint initiative of Stanford Seed and SIEPR. The center works to convene and support a multi-disciplinary community of Stanford scholars who perform path-breaking research, create transformative student experiences, and shape policy and practice.

The center supports three major types of activities: (1) Major multi-faculty research initiatives; (2) research support and community building activities; and (3) student programs that provide opportunities for research, study, and hands-on experience, on and beyond campus.

The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) is seeking motivated and qualified candidates for a full-time Program Manager position. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director of Programs and will manage and support several programs and projects that fulfill the center's mission of supporting and enhancing research on global development and poverty at Stanford.

The Program Manager's responsibilities will involve managing several aspects of center programs, including:

  • Serving as the point person for operations of the center's flagship multi-faculty initiatives, including coordination of Research Assistant hiring and onboarding;
  • Management of junior faculty research grant program, center affiliates program, and other new research support programs
  • Manage logistics for undergraduate and graduate student fellowship programs
  • Manage logistics for Journeys of Inquiry (JoI) program
  • Working closely with the Associate Director of Programs on the development and launch of several new student and research programs
  • Support Deputy Director on special projects
  • Writing proposals, preparing annual reports and other documents for donors, and content on research activities for the center's website.
Ideal candidates will have a proven record of successful program management, demonstrating the ability to think and act independently, plan ahead, pay attention to detail, and communicate effectively. The successful candidate should thrive on interacting with a variety of individuals and supporting multiple programs and research initiatives in a fast-paced environment. Interest in international development, economics, or related fields is a plus.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program. Act as key contact.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences. May participate in development of budgets or oversee budgets and monitor and approve expenditures.
  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • 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,
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 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: Dean of Research
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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