Research & Program Officer

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Research & Program Officer

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Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity fosters excellence across Stanford Medicine through an inclusive faculty community that reflects the global nature of medicine and science today. OFDD offers professional education, leadership programs, networking opportunities, speaker series, and skills-building workshops on cultural considerations, mentorship, unconscious bias, conflict resolution, and other topics critical to creating a positive environment. The Research & Program Officer will implement and administer this vision and mission.

Duties include:
  • Conduct and manage research projects on faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity. For example, analyze and report on gender and race/ethnicity equity in patient satisfaction and faculty evaluations for presentation to Stanford Medicine leadership and at national conferences.
  • Manage professional education and leadership programs for Stanford Medicine faculty. Target applicable opportunities to faculty. Evaluate existing programs and suggest improvements and/or gaps in programming, including developing and sourcing new programs.
  • Develop and maintain databases on information related to diversity in medicine, including potential research areas, leadership training topics, and assessment methods to plan future research and programming activities.
  • Prepare workshop and training materials on faculty development and diversity topics including leadership, mentorship, unconscious bias, and microaggressions.
  • Write and edit articles for internal and external audiences, including peer-reviewed publications, on topics such as faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity. Develop relationships with key audiences and publications.
  • Support OFDD in developing content and managing logistics for diversity symposia and cultural competency workshops. Conduct outreach to key constituencies to drive attendance.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

About Stanford University School of Medicine
With more than 2,300 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,900 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.6B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in an inclusive culture of excellence and diversity that values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong interest or educational background in medical school environments, educational programs, professional development activities, program evaluation, and/or diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience conducting research and using statistical analysis.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.

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. Research experience. Program administration experience may be required.


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

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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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