Program Manager for Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Stanford PACS

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Program Manager for Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Stanford PACS

Stanford University

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Program Manager for Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Stanford PACS

Job Classification Title: Marketing Specialist 2
JCC: 4893
Grade: I
Exempt, 100%FTE
Continuing Position

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) is a research center within the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. Stanford PACS develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and effect social change. It supports six major research initiatives: Civic Life of Cities Lab, Digital Civil Society Lab, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Global Innovation for Impact Lab, Project on Democracy and the Internet, and Recording Civic Action in China. Stanford PACS also publishes the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative is an interdisciplinary team based at Stanford PACS, working at the intersection of human centered design, strategic philanthropy, and the behavioral sciences. EPLI designs and test methods, messages, products and services to increase donor impact. Stanford PACS Faculty co-Director Paul Brest is the Principal Investigator for EPLI.

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative at Stanford PACS is seeking an experienced, motivated, and diligent candidate for the Program Manager position. In this position, you will be a thought partner for the Principal Investigator and Lab Director. You will have the opportunity to represent EPLI with external audiences, including funders and research partners, and at conferences and other public events. You may be expected to co-author or draft sections of research reports, white papers, or book chapters for publication. Under the supervision of the EPLI Director, you will be responsible for overall EPLI management and operations, including managing the budget, and supervision and training of fellows and student interns. In collaboration with the Stanford PACS External Relations Team, you will be responsible for developing and managing content for the EPLI website as well as for proposal writing, reporting, and stewardship of EPLI funders.

Your responsibilities include*:

  • Recommend and execute marketing strategies to meet business objectives.
  • Manage marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives, including collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendor partners.
  • Implement integrated marketing communications and brand strategy, across a variety of channels (i.e., digital and print).
  • Oversee design and production of marketing materials from inception to deployment.
  • Conduct market research, including competitive benchmarking, and analyze program/event effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting.
  • Assess market opportunities and track market trends. Recommend marketing improvements based on findings.
  • Plan and execute events to support marketing objectives.
  • Manage vendors/consultants on specific projects.
  • Manage project/program budget(s) and coordinate invoice processing.
  • May oversee interns and other contingent staff; provide staff training.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this position you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in product, program, and/or services marketing.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understands how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels including digital and print.
  • Experience with market research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated problem solver.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

In addition, preferred requirements include:
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with philanthropy/social sector. Preference given to applicants who have previous work experience in the philanthropy sector.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated success with project management and staff supervision; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Enjoys working on a small team, flexibility with competing demands, and ability to prioritize and multi-task.

* 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.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in events management and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.


Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States
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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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Posted: 11/21/2018
Application Due: 1/21/2019
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