Project Manager, Research Initiatives
Project Manager, Research Initiatives
Job Number: 89364
This is a two-year fixed-term role that may be extended.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
The GSB is seeking a Project Manager to support two research initiatives: the Investor Responsibility Initiative (IRI), and the Corporations and Society Initiative (CASI).
For the IRI, the Project Manager supports various activities that will be launched this year. An early project will be to work with GSB faculty members and staff to set up and maintain the website for the IRI; this would include setting up a user interface for individuals to submit seed grant proposals to the IRI. Once the website is set up, the PM processes grant applications and answers questions posed by applicants, as well as assists faculty members and others charged with reviewing the grant applications. When grants are approved, the PM works with GSB and University personnel to help in the disbursement of funds and to ensure that all processes are in accord with University policies and regulations. There is also a communications and events component of the role: working with GSB and University personnel, the PM facilitates communications about funding opportunities, IRI activities and events, and other news and information about IRI. He/she also helps to plan conferences and other events that IRI hosts, and oversees the logistics involved in holding those events.
For CASI, the Project Manager helps maintain and update the CASI website and blog, and maintains mailing lists. He/she assists with logistics related to CASI policy engagements, including comment submission and education programs. The PM also assists with event planning, organization, logistics and publicity, and with management of travel and administrative arrangement and expenses.
We envision 60% of the Project Manager's time will be spent supporting IRI, and 40% supporting CASI.
Your primary responsibilities include:
- Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
- Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for these research initiatives.
- Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
- Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
- Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
- Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
- Knowledge of grant management
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including students, faculty members,
- and other staff and administrators
- Experience with event planning
- Experience with general, high-level issues involved in website maintenance
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
- Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
- A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
- A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
- Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
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.
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.
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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4917
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: J
- Requisition ID: 89364
Location: Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.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.
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