Education and Outreach Manager

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Education and Outreach Manager

Stanford University

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Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team that is growing? The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is seeking enthusiastic, innovative, service-oriented candidates for the full time, career track position of Education and Outreach Manager, overseeing educational and public programming at Hoover Library & Archives, a cultural heritage organization that encompasses library, archival, and museum functions.

A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.
Provide writing samples upon request.

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.


The Education and Outreach Manager is responsible for overseeing educational and public programming at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, including classroom education, tours, fellowship programs, and public events. An integral part of the research services team, the Education and Outreach Manager will coordinate, implement, and oversee a robust and growing instruction program in collaboration with Hoover Institution staff and Stanford faculty that seeks to integrate Library & Archives collection material into primarily undergraduate and graduate curriculum with a focus on critical inquiry and active learning.


  • Help to build knowledge of and increase access to the Library & Archives collections and services through in-person and remote programs.
  • Work with Hoover curators and Stanford faculty to develop robust educational and instructional programs based on primary sources.
  • Lead class and other visits to the Library & Archives based on twentieth- and twenty-first-century themes and events, in-person and online; create instructional materials based on Library & Archives holdings in a wide variety of digital and physical formats.
  • Contribute ideas, plans, and/or content to Hoover Institution publications highlighting Library & Archives collections and the Institution's education and outreach efforts.
  • Conduct tours of the archives and presentations of archival materials for Hoover and Stanford staff, donors, and a variety of visitors and dignitaries.
  • Develop and/or coordinate reference guides to collections and resources in support of instruction activities, online and digital learning products, and programs.
  • Contribute to the design and support of public facing online components of the Library & Archives Digital First/Virtual Library initiative.
  • Oversee the Library & Archives Silas Palmer Fellowship and Research Support Program and other programs as directed.
  • In coordination with the Research Services Manager, provide reference and outreach services to Stanford faculty, staff, students, and the general public, remotely or in person, including weekly reference service shifts in the Library & Archives reading room.
  • Assist with conference and exhibition preparation.
  • Develop and implement an assessment program to measure and continually improve the efficacy of teaching practices using archival and library materials; collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to assess and improve functions.
  • Consult and collaborate with the Hoover Institution's communications and marketing staff on promotional and development activities to highlight and promote the Library & Archives instruction and outreach activities, including contributing articles to newsletters, development materials, annual reports, etc.
  • May supervise the day-to-day work of assistants and staff, assigning and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, and reviewing work for quality and timeliness.

* 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.


Education and Experience:

Advanced degree in twentieth- or twenty-first-century history, English, public policy, communications, education, museum studies, or a relevant academic discipline, and two or more years of work experience in a large manuscript or archival repository or related institution, or a combination of education and relevant experience. MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or MA with archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, with extensive public speaking experience.
  • Established understanding of the principles of archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of unique and fragile materials.
  • Commitment to special collections and archives public service, including a keen interest in promoting the use and appreciation of archival materials and teaching with primary sources.
  • Demonstrated project management abilities and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse staff and public; work collegially with supervisor, peers, faculty, and other staff; and exhibit understanding of importance of service to both the Hoover Institution and outside clientele.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, exhibit mature judgment and discretion, and organize and manage team-based projects.
  • Demonstrated research experience, with proven analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Administrative aptitude and strong recordkeeping and information technology skills.
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, skills for the supervision and training of staff and student assistants.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to adjust to changes and reprioritizations.

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic libraries desired.
  • Strong preference for a working knowledge of one or more non-English languages, particularly Japanese, Chinese, Russian, or Polish, with other additional languages desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century history highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn communication platforms (i.e., Mailchimp, Hootsuite, etc.), design software (i.e., Adobe), course management systems (i.e., Canvas) or application software (i.e., Interfolio)

Certifications and Licenses:
  • None

  • Sit a great deal of the time; perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 15 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Occasionally use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.

*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 work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

  • 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,

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 1782
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 87727


Location: Hoover Institution, 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: 11/9/2020
Application Due: 11/9/2032
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