International Institutes Program Manager, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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International Institutes Program Manager, Pre-Collegiate Studies

Position Overview
Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes brings together high school participants from up to 20 different countries for each session. The Global Solutions Project integrates the academic, residential, and multicultural aspects of the program in a “design a world” project which develops communication, critical thinking, and leadership capabilities. Students who participate in these projects learn about other cultures first-hand, and experience the challenges and rewards of building a global community. This is a full-time residential position.

Your responsibilities as Program Manager include:

  • Academic responsibilities include coordination of the Global Solutions Project during each of the four International Institutes sessions:
  • Assisting with selection of participants for multinational project cohorts.
  • Communicating with instructors and program staff to track progress, prevent problems and ensure positive outcomes.
  • Providing support for Residential Counselors in their TA role, including clarification of project objectives, facilitating answers to questions, and communicating with program staff as needed.
  • Planning for evening project team meetings and events including assistance with supplies and event services orders.
  • Providing residential support to the participants in the house of residence (e.g., being on duty, chaperoning field trips and events).
  • Fostering and promoting an inclusive environment for all participants, staff, and SPCS community members.
  • Guiding participants in educational initiatives centered around individual development, wellness, community engagement, and inclusion.
  • Assuring the well-being of participants by helping them physically navigate campus and off-campus locations and completing rounds of multi-story buildings to conduct wellness checks
  • Leading and participating in afternoon, evening, and weekend recreational and social activities

    To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • A commitment to global education
  • Comfortability with supervising others, including enforcing rules, solving problems, making decisions, and mediating conflict
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate
  • Enthusiasm, responsibility, and team-building skills
  • Ability to maintain calmness under pressure
  • Availability to attend one pre-summer meeting during spring quarter to meet the International Programs Team and begin training (approximately two hours)
  • Availability for mandatory training June 17 - June 23, 2019
  • Availability for all four sessions of the International Institutes between June 24 - August 18, 2019.
    Additionally, you will preferably bring:
  • At least one year of experience as a Residential Assistant, or comparable residential leadership experience
  • Undergraduate studies in International Relations or related field
  • Experience having studied or lived abroad
  • Previous summer camp/program experience or experience leading or managing student groups

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • All Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) staff are expected to follow university guidelines as outlined in the Stanford Administrative Guide. In particular, SPCS employment candidates should review the university's Controlled Substances and Alcohol policy for all Stanford employees, found here, as well as the policy for youth-designated buildings, found here.

    The standard salary for the Program Manager is $1,475/week plus a full room and board package. This position is exempt and is therefore not subject to overtime pursuant to state and federal wage and hour laws.

    Programs and Dates
    A Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes Program Manager is sought for all four sessions:
  • June 24 - July 6, 2019
  • July 9 - July 21, 2019
  • July 24 - August 2, 2019.
  • August 6 - August 18, 2019

    A completed application, which includes a resume and transcript, is needed for consideration.
    The priority application deadline for this position is January 27, 2019, though we will continue to review applications past this date as needed.

    This position is hosted within the department of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. For inquiries, please email: [email protected]

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    Posted: 12/17/2018
    Application Due: 1/28/2019
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