Associate Director, Research Projects
This is a one-year fixed term position. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description JOB PURPOSE:
Provide project management and direction for two research projects within the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, working closely with academic faculty. One project will focus on creating the baseline dataset for a longitudinal study of entrepreneurs and start-up companies. The other will focus on determining whether there is evidence to discern whether key admissions criteria are effective. Ensure research is being done to the quality and objectives of the faculty leader. Coordinate data gathering efforts by student interns, PhD candidates, and staff research personnel, conduct analysis, and prepare reports detailing findings. Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development. In your cover letter, please include your reasons for applying for this position. CORE DUTIES*: Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.Coach and mentor program staff. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.Ability to oversee and direct staff.Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans. Certifications and Licenses: None. 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. WORKING CONDITIONS: 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.
Location: Graduate School of Business
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