Academic Program Professional 2

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Academic Program Professional 2

Stanford University

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Job Family: Administration Job Series: APP
Job Code: 4112 Salary Grade: J
Career Level: 2 Exemption Classification: Exempt
FTE: .55%

Associate Director of Division of Health and Human Performance for Learning, Pedagogy, and Research

Would you like to be a part of a dynamic and innovative team committed to innovating the art and science of human flourishing? The Division of Health and Human Performance (, which is administratively housed within Vaden/VPSA and academically housed within the Department of Medicine, is hiring a 55% FTE, 12-month position classified as an Academic Program Professional 2 to lead learning, pedagogy, and research across HHP and the Stanford Flourishing Project. HHP houses five academic programs (LIFE, LEAD, WELLNESS, PE, and OUTDOOR) whose collective aim is to educate the whole person for life-long flourishing. Within HHP, the Stanford Flourishing Project is focused on research, innovation and special projects, campus-wide and external partnerships, and convening thought leaders. This position would head research projects focused on program efficacy across HHP, as well as help develop effective teaching and learning strategies that promote well-being and flourishing in measurable ways. Part of this position will include co-instructing and/or secondary instructing signature courses within HHP.

Work under the general direction of the Director of Health and Human Performance (HHP) to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals around learning, pedagogy, and research within HHP and the Stanford Flourishing Project. Participate in strategy development, long-range planning, and campus and external partnership development. Co-teach and/or secondary instructor courses (6-9 units annually) within the HHP Division, including Tools for a Meaningful Life and Living on Purpose, among others. This job is a 12-month position.

Administrative Responsibilities (45-55%)

  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Create and advise in the development of curriculum while maintaining Division and institutional standards. Serve on the Division academic policies committee.
  • Outreach to university faculty to build curricular offerings through departmental partnerships and cross-listing courses.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program planning and related funding and financial sustainability of the Division.
  • Manage budgets for both for research across HHP and Stanford Flourishing Project, including operations, revenues, and gift accounts.
  • Recruit, hire, and mentor teaching and research staff, as appropriate. Work with human resources to create contracts and offer letters.
  • Help conduct annual reviews of teaching staff according to Divisional standards.
  • Draft quarterly course load and work with the administrative associate to post class schedules and assign classrooms.
  • Facilitate quarterly faculty and academic staff meeting as pertaining to learning, pedagogy, and research. Conduct quarterly one-on-ones with teaching staff. Attend meetings of the Division and key Departmental gatherings.
  • Conduct annual audits of courses to ensure they are properly entered into the PeopleSoft system. Work with the administrative associate to correct or update any issues.
  • Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

Instructional Responsibilities (45-55%)
  • Co-instruct courses (curricular) and conduct academic experiences (co-curricular) for students of the Stanford community in both traditional classroom and field-based environments.
  • Annual teaching load varies depending on course type, between 6-9 units per academic year.
  • Position includes formally and/or informally advising students.


Education and Experience
Earned doctorate (in humanities, arts, or social sciences) and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. ABD will be considered. At least three years teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Exhibits strong teaching and instructional skills in academic environments (classes, workshops, etc.) and ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and analytical skills, exhibiting exertise and fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

  • 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.

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally and, rarely, more distance travel, including occasional overnight travel.
* 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.

  • 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,

Experience a culture of excellence.
Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 84576


Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, 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: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 9/11/2031
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