Draper Hills Program Manager

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Draper Hills Program Manager

Stanford University

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Program Manager (Academic Program Professional 1)
Job Family: Administration
Job Series: Academic Program Professional
Job Code: 4111 Grade: H Effective/Revision Date: 06/01/2018 Job Series Matrix URL: View PDF


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Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)
Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), engages in research, training, teaching, and outreach, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development. Founded in 2002, CDDRL collaborates with scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance collective knowledge about the linkages between democracy, sustainable economic development, and the rule of law.
Job Summary
CDDRL is recruiting a seasoned program manager to lead one of the Center's flagship leadership programs - the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program. Entering its 15th year in 2019, the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program brings 26-28 global leaders to Stanford each summer for a three-week intensive academic training program. The goal of the Program is to empower and equip these leaders with the skills and networks to be more successful in their work advancing democracy in some of the toughest conditions around the world. The Program Manager will work with the core faculty to lead the selection process, design the summer program and manage the alumni community which numbers 350 fellows across 85 countries worldwide.

The ideal candidate should have a background in leadership development programming, which includes experience in screening and evaluating applicants, as well as event management experience so they are knowledgeable and comfortable coordinating complicated programmatic events. They should also have a background and keen interest in global development issues, the relationship management skills to engage with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities, and the energy and vision to take the Program in exciting directions. Experience with development/fundraising and partnership building is also advantageous. The program manager should also be comfortable working independently with minimal oversight. They should possess strong interpersonal skills and enjoy meeting and engaging with people from diverse backgrounds.

The program manager will also play a role in providing the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program with strategic support in the form of development and outreach to help with fundraising objectives. This will involve liaising with donors, building relationships with partners, working with the program coordinator to host large-scale donor facing events and supervising a consulting team based in Ukraine. The Ukraine program is the newest of the Center's leadership programs and brings 3 talented mid-career leaders to Stanford for a 10-month residential fellowship. Experience and aptitude with development and partnership building is essential for success in the role.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, evaluating and selecting applicants to the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program. This involves reaching out to our program alumni, trusted partners and other networks to stimulate strong applicants. Screening, reviewing and conducting due diligence on applicants is one of the central functions of the role, which requires someone with the ability to evaluate and critically review applicants based on a number of criteria.
  • Designing and developing the 3-week summer program at Stanford, which includes setting the agenda, supporting the fellows TED-style talks, overseeing the program's interns, coordinating special events and being the central point of contact for faculty, fellows and otherwise. The applicant must be available with no interruption for a 6-week period from the first week of July through the middle of August, and must plan vacation around that timeframe accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Draper Hills Summer Fellows coordinator to ensure that the logistics for the program run smoothly, including: airfare, accommodations, and ground transportation for the fellows; catering and event logistics for special dinners during the duration of the summer program; and other items as needed.
  • Work with CDDRL communication manager to prepare communications materials and social media content to support the program's outreach and recruitment goals.
  • Managing the program's alumni community and concurrent activities, communications and social media activity. Launched in 2012, the program's alumni network has convened 7 global workshops, administered collaboration grants and supported alumni initiatives and projects. The program manager will help to take a lead on continuing to build and deepen relationships with alumni and support special projects associated with the alumni network. The program manager will also be tasked with developing a quarterly alumni newsletter and maintaining the network's closed Facebook group page to foster communication and cohesion within the network.
  • Helping to support stewardship and development objectives for the Program. Building and maintaining partnerships with peer leadership programs and other organizations that support democratic leaders and human rights activists.
  • Support the program's general administration which includes: website maintenance and development; budget management; maintenance of central alumni database; and other systems and processes to support relationship management goals
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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.
    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.
    * - 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.

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


    Location: Dean of Research, 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: 2/15/2019
    Application Due: 2/18/2019
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