Program Manager

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Program Manager

Stanford University

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The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Science, Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) is seeking a Social Science Research Professional. The candidate will serve as a team leader and along with the center director, oversee a research portfolio and team dedicated to the application of implementation science methods to improve the quality of health care delivery and public health. Research in this portfolio includes: 1) implementing behavioral health services in routine medical practice settings, such as primary care and emergency departments; 2) implementing medications for drug and alcohol use disorders in general and specialty practice settings and systems; and 3) serving as a Stanford and national resource center for dissemination and implementation research mentoring, consultation, collaboration and research materials and tools. Although the CBHSIR Program Manager (SSRP) will be involved with staff members and projects across the portfolio, a particular focus will be #1, implementing and evaluating sustainable integrated behavioral health services, including both mental health and addiction, in primary care practice settings and systems.

Duties include:

  • Assist in designing and executing implementation practice and research projects both locally, regionally and nationally
  • Applying rigorous research methods, including staying informed of cutting edge approaches newly developed in the implementation research field
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (at Stanford, locally and nationally) that may consist of researchers, clinicians, private and public health systems leaders, patients and their family members.
  • Lead or co-author all or sections of manuscripts reporting project findings for publication or at national conference symposia.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications, including taking responsibility for first drafts of specific subsections.
  • Certain administrative, inter-departmental and budgetary responsibilities.
  • Formally onboard and supervise new staff and trainees, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to providing direction on tasks and timelines to goal achievement.
  • The successful candidate must enjoy writing, being part of a team, and a management role.

    * - The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

  • Experience with behavioral and or public health program management
  • Knowledge of SPSS and or other statistical program


    Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.

  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Supervisory skills.




  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.

    * - 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.


  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.


  • 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,
    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 4188
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: H
    • Requisition ID: 86497


    Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
    Classification Level:

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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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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/1/2020
    Application Due: 9/1/2032
    Work Type: Full Time