Deputy Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Deputy Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Job Number: 76511
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment seeks an experienced Deputy Director for the Center for Ocean Solutions. Reporting to the Center for Ocean Solutions Co-Directors, the Deputy Director will work as part of a team to manage all staff and administrative duties of the Center and work directly with leadership to develop and implement strategy to advance the Center's work to sustain the health of the oceans in the face of a changing climate, and in particular to harness the innovations of the data revolution to help meet that challenge. The Center for Ocean Solutions is recognized as a leader in linking “science to policy,” engaging both research and decision-making communities to advance understanding and management of ocean ecosystems and translate knowledge into action. The Center works through initiatives that combine researchers, decision makers and a variety of different key actors and are aimed at achieving direct impact in ocean management and conservation. JOB PURPOSE:
Work under broad direction of faculty or management to identify opportunities, develop strategy, and lead implement, and administer large academic programs. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a large role in program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development. CORE DUTIES*:
Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
- Oversee, hire, supervise, coach, and mentor all staff and teams to aid in strategy development and implementation of the Center's work,
- Effectively organize and lead interdisciplinary teams with varied skill sets,
- Liaise with research staff, administrative staff, managers, and Center directors to ensure effective internal, organization-wide communication.
Manage and coordinate grants and contracts for the department. Ensure compliance with institutional and external requirements.
Advanced degree in a relevant marine-related natural or social science discipline (e.g., ecology, biology, oceanography, geography, economics, law, policy, management) and 5 or more years of experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Advanced oral, written and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- A strong working knowledge of coastal and ocean social-ecological system science and demonstrated real-world application of research into policy and management, and deep substantive expertise in a relevant marine-related natural or social science discipline.
- Experience and/or interest in both advancing scientific frontiers and addressing real-world challenges of sustainability in coastal and ocean environments.
- An established professional network of relevant ocean science and policy experts and strong networking and relationship-building skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate effectively with staff at many levels as a colleague and supervisor, as well as work successfully with a variety of faculty and researchers in connecting across ecological, physical, and social science disciplines, developing project ideas, and linking science to solutions.
- Program and project management experience.
- A proven track record of grant-writing and grant management.
- A self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as a member and leader of a team.
- Empirical and analytical skills for gathering and working with ecological or biophysical data, and/or experience and familiarity with a variety of analytic methods, and/or experience with legal and policy research and analysis.
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.
- 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Location: Dean of Research
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