Associate Director of Programs

Stanford University

Associate Director of Programs

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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.

JOB PURPOSE: The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) is seeking motivated and qualified candidates for a full-time Associate Director of Programs position. The Associate Director of Programs will report to the Deputy Director of SCID and will oversee programs that fulfill the center's mission of supporting and enhancing research on global development and poverty and creating transformative student experiences.

The Associate Director of Programs' responsibilities will involve independently developing and managing several aspects of center programs, including:

  • Conceptualizing, developing and managing logistics of a potential new undergrad honors program and other curricular programs under development
  • Developing and managing postdoctoral scholars program and visiting graduate student program
  • Planning and executing growing summer undergraduate field RA program, including drafting proposals for funding and coordinating with partner organizations in developing countries
  • Supervising Program Manager handling ongoing research and student programs
  • Designing and implementing outreach strategy for faculty and students to raise awareness and increase interest in center programs
  • Contribute to the conceptualization and development new student programs and initiatives and refining existing programs.
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 in a fast-paced environment, and enjoy coordinating with a number of actors across the broader Stanford campus, including faculty. Interest in international development or related fields is a plus. Graduate degree in a relevant field strongly preferred. Experience with student services, advising, and international experience is a plus.

This is a 100% FTE three year fixed term position with the possibility of renewal.

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

  • Lead the planning and operations for functions or programs that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate programs, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
  • Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. Represents the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
  • Manage and contribute e to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
  • May development and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
  • May direct and/or supervise staff. * - Other duties may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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. Certifications and Licenses: None
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds. * - 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, 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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