Program Manager, FSI

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Program Manager, FSI

Stanford University

Job Number:
81495

Program Manager (Academic Program Professional 1) Job Code: 4111 Grade: H Exemption: Exempt
THIS IS A 100% FTE FIXED-TERM POSITION. THE TERM CONCLUDES ONE YEAR FROM THE START DATE, AND MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PROGRAM NEED AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.

FLUENCY IN RUSSIAN OR CHINESE LANGUAGE IS STRONGLY DESIRED.

FOR CONSIDERATION PLEASE PROVIDE RESUME AND A COVER LETTER. BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED FOR ALL FINAL CANDIDATES.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is Stanford University's primary forum for interdisciplinary, policy-oriented research in international affairs. FSI produces scholarship, teaches and trains future leaders and scholars in international studies, and informs and influences policy making around the world.




FSI is seeking a Program Manager to develop, promote and support the scholarly work of FSI Director Michael McFaul, including academic and policy research, course preparation and teaching support, and related event activities. Current areas of focus include U.S. foreign policy, the future of the liberal international order, U.S.-Russia relations, and global populisms. The Program Manager will conduct background research for Professor McFaul's regular Washington Post column and other publications, prepare briefing materials for Professor McFaul's frequent media appearances, provide teaching support for Professor McFaul's classes and provide programmatic and administrative support for FSI workshops and seminars. The Program Manager will work with the Europe Center to help organize events for the European Security Initiative and for the Global Populism program, and project manage the bi-monthly meetings of the International Affairs Network. In addition, the Program Manager will be in charge of updating Michael McFaul's website, drafting his monthly newsletter and providing support for his talks and presentations.




The successful candidate will be deeply knowledgeable in international relations, Russian domestic and foreign affairs, European security, and U.S. foreign policy.



JOB PURPOSE:



Work under the direction of faculty or other management to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s) utilizing specialized/technical knowledge.
CORE DUTIES*:

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.- Conduct literature research, synthesize information, and help write curriculum for new course titled “Foreign Policy Decision Making in Comparative Perspective” to be taught by Professor McFaul, spring quarter 2019. - Assist with teaching course to Stanford students (prepare syllabus; review student petitions to enroll in course and select appropriate students accordingly; track attendance; manage all communications with students and guest speakers; liaise with Registrar's Office).- Supervise summer interns and student research assistants.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).- Conduct literature review and fact-checking for FSI white paper on Cyber Security to be co-authored by Professor McFaul. Provide recommendations on additional topic areas to include and discuss; edit document for content as appropriate.- Liaise with American and foreign media and translators on McFaul's written material, interviews, and social media posts. Frequently work with Russian and Chinese media. Provide recommendations on additional topic areas to include and discuss; edit document for content as appropriate.- Communicate and coordinate with publishers and relevant stakeholders for book-related activities.- Prepare slides and presentations, talking points for public talks.
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.- Help organize events for the European Security Initiative (organize public talks, arrange visits of the guest speakers, provide logistics for the event and advertise the event among students, faculty and the community).- Project manage bi-monthly meeting of the International Affairs Network. Prepare agenda and manage meeting logistics.- Prepare and write briefing materials for meetings, conferences and trips.- Update Michael McFaul's website, write and send out Michael McFaul's monthly newsletter.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spend.
  • May oversee and train student workers.



    * - Other duties may also be assigned



    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
    Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Research experience. Program administration experience may be required.

    Fluency in Russian or Chinese language is strongly desired.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.



    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.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel. 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.

    Job:

    Location: Dean of Research, California, United States
    Schedule:
    Classification Level:

    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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