WLGHI Program Manager (75% FTE, 9 Months Fixed Term)

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WLGHI Program Manager (75% FTE, 9 Months Fixed Term)

Stanford University

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Stanford University is seeking a Program Manager (Administrative Services Administrator 2) to lead and administer programs or functions in consultation with senior leadership in the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH).

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health seeks to improve health for underserved populations. We leverage Stanford's strengths across disciplines to create knowledge, partner for solutions, and train leaders. We seed research and innovation, bring new voices to campus, highlight advances in health and equity, and encourage advocacy. The team is based in the School of Medicine, but works across campus. More than 170 faculty are affiliated with the center. More information is available on our website: www.globalhealth.stanford.edu.

The WLGHI Senior Program Manager (SPM) will manage all aspects and drive execution and production of deliverables for a nine-month planning grant to develop programming to advance women's leadership in the field of global health. If successful, the planning grant could lead to continued opportunities for program leadership.

The landmark Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH), hosted by CIGH at Stanford in October 2017, generated a consensus Call to Action and identified a need for a collective, strategic, cross-sectoral response to increase women in global health leadership ranks. The conference and follow-on work has led to a planning grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a proposed Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative (WLGHI). The SPM will be an integral member of this effort, working with senior leaders and global partners to lead the design, development and launch of the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative (WLGHI). The project will include planning and initiating a Secretariat to shepherd future conference and training activities. Goals include:

  • Empower, train and cultivate the next generation of women leaders in global health
  • Convene, connect and mentor both mid-career and senior women in global health for leadership positions
  • Set the research and advocacy agenda to ensure more gender parity in the global health workforce and leadership
  • Create an enabling environment for women internationally to advance to positions of leadership in global health

The SPM will be in charge of large and complex projects with high performance risk, driving project(s) to completion. May manage more than one large project simultaneously. Work is typically comprised of 80% time contribution towards project leadership and 20% as a technical contributor.This is a 100% FTE nine-month, fixed-term position with possibility of renewal.

Duties include:
  • 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.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Master's degree in a related field and three years of related experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Background in global health, gender equity and leadership development.

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • 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.
  • May require international travel with irregular hours
* - 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.
  • Position may require substantial travel, domestic and international, to partner institutions, conferences, and key-informant meetings.

  • 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.
Job Family: Administration
Job Series: Administrative Services Administrator
Job Code: 4122
Grade: J
Exemption: Exempt
Schedule: Part-time


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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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Posted: 7/6/2018
Application Due: 7/30/2018
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