Computer Forum Director
Computer Forum Director
Job Number: 78119
Computer Forum Director, Pay Grade J, FTE 100%, Exempt, Continuing, Regular Appointment School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science Website: http://forum.stanford.edu/ The Computer Forum (Forum) is the industrial liaison program of the Computer Science (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) departments serving 100 plus members worldwide. The Forum provides an opportunity for companies to collaborate and interact with Stanford faculty and students. The Forum also offers industry the opportunity to become familiar with the professional abilities and interests of Stanford students through its active recruiting program. Job Purpose The Forum Director will work with the Forum faculty director in developing the strategic direction for the Computer Forum program and will present this plan to the CS and EE departments for their review and approval on an annual basis. He/she will represent the Forum program along with the Forum faculty director at Forum and other university events. The Forum director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of this affiliates program including management of its funds totaling ~$2M and $500,000 operating budget. The position is responsible for facilitating interaction between Forum members and the academic community of CS and EE through its visiting scholars program and annual research meeting. The director also supervises three staff members and a student ambassador program who help to run numerous recruiting events (info sessions, meet and greets, on campus interviews) in addition to three large on campus career fairs. The Forum Director will work under the direction of the Forum Faculty Director. He/she will report, however, to the CS department manager. Core Duties*
- 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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.
About Stanford UniversityStanford 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. 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 the job.
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Location: School of Engineering
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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.