Deputy Director

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jul 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Deputy Director

Stanford University

Job Number:
79667

Deputy Director, Water, Health and Development (Academic Program Professional 2)
Stanford Woods Institute for the EnvironmentJob Family: Administration
Job Series: Academic Program Professional
Job Code: 4112
Grade: J
Exemption: Exempt

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment seeks an experienced program professional to serve as Deputy Director in its Program on Water, Health and Development (WHD). Reporting to the Program Director, the Deputy Director will work as part of a team to manage all staff and administrative duties of the Program, and will work directly with the Program's faculty leadership to develop and implement strategy that advances the Program's mission.

Housed within the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Stanford Program on Water, Health & Development (WHD) is an interdisciplinary community of researchers whose work spans environmental science and engineering, planning and economics, and epidemiology and public health. WHD teams work with partners, primarily in low-and middle-income countries, to strengthen the scientific basis for decision-making related to water management, public health, and economic development; enhance capacity in developing countries for sustainable water and wastewater management; provide unique training and learning opportunities for faculty and students at Stanford and partner universities; and improve the health and well-being of households in some of the world's poorest countries.

JOB PURPOSE:
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.
  • The Deputy Director will participate in strategy development, long-range planning, partnership development, and program management. S/he will also contribute to grant proposals, research initiatives and peer-reviewed publications. S/he will be responsible for managing sponsor-related activities, and may facilitate events related to the strategic objectives of the program. d in course development and curriculum and will facilitate workshops related to the strategic objectives of the program. The Deputy Director may also be involved in course development and curriculum.

CORE DUTIES*:
  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
    • Work with the Program's director and faculty leadership to develop and oversee strategic initiatives and projects that are identified as key priorities in the strategic planning process.
    • Develop and lead assessment of initiatives and projects, both in terms of their effectiveness and their contribution to the Program's overall strategic objectives. Revise programmatic priorities and approaches based on assessment insights.
    • Scope, plan, and execute time-sensitive and strategically important special projects independently or through task allocation to key staff.
    • Network, develop relationships, and serve as a vital link between the Program's researchers and collaborators and local institutions, decision-makers, and other professionals in the international development, NGO and academic communities to initiate collaborations and strategic uptake of the Program's research.
    • Use professional networks to develop new, strategic connections to communities outside the Program's traditional sphere of influence (e.g., in new sectoral or disciplinary domains).
    • Represent the Program to target audiences
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
    • By mutual agreement with the Program Director, facilitate or co-facilitate workshops at Stanford and at other locations on topics related to the Program's strategic objectives.
    • With mutual agreement with the Program Director, contribute to Stanford course development and/or teaching, e.g., by developing curricular materials, individual lectures, or collaborating on the design and teaching of seminar courses related to the Program's initiatives
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
    • Lead development of grant proposals and secure gifts in cooperation with Stanford Woods Institute, other academic units, PIs, and Co-Investigators
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
    • Design and lead a strategic planning process for the Program.
    • Work with the Program's director, PIs, Co-Investigators, and other collaborators to finalize and implement the Program's strategy and associated initiatives.
    • Work with the Program's director and faculty leadership to develop and oversee strategic initiatives and projects that are identified as key priorities in the strategic planning process.
    • Develop and lead assessment of initiatives and projects, both in terms of their effectiveness and their contribution to the Program's overall strategic objectives. Revise programmatic priorities and approaches based on assessment insights.
    • Scope, plan, and execute time-sensitive and strategically important special projects independently or through task allocation to key staff.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
    • Work with communications staff of the Woods Institute for the Environment to co-develop and implement outreach, education, communication, and engagement strategies for both the Program and for particular initiatives so that they are relevant to key decision-maker, partner, and external stakeholder audiences.
    • Work collaboratively with the Program Director and faculty leadership to engage with potential funders.
    • Work with the Program Director and faculty leadership to develop and implement long-term financial strategy; actively seek and secure funding sources for the Program's initiatives.
    • Liaise with Program Director, faculty, partners, and other key audiences to develop collaborative proposals and initiatives.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and mentor additional staff to support new and existing programs
* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three 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 productive program partnerships and identify 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:
  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.

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 the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
    • This position will travel domestically and internationally, up to 20% of the time.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
    • This position will travel domestically and internationally, up to 20% of the time.

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.

The Program Manager reports to Faculty Director Jenna Davis. WHD is operationally housed in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and is based at Stanford University. A strong internal candidate is being considered for this position.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.

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. All final candidates are subject to a background check.

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Location: Dean of Research, 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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