Project Manager (3 Openings)

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Project Manager (3 Openings)🔍Other, Stanford, California, United StatesNew📁Project Management📅5 days ago Post Date📅89377 Requisition #Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives.  We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.

Under the Provost, a new office, tentatively named Education Outreach and Digital Education Innovation, will focus on the expansion of educational opportunity as part of the long-range strategic plan for the University. It is led by a Special Assistant to the Provost. This new office will develop and implement Stanford’s next digital education strategy in support of the broader strategic aims of the university. The team will focus on expanding access to higher education, solving fundamental problems in education related to equity, and extending Stanford’s impact within and beyond campus. The office will serve as a university-wide digital learning hub and will foster collaboration among Stanford schools and offices. Proactive, outbound approaches to educational partnerships will be a core function of the team, as we seek to solve critical problems in education.

The team will be hiring three Project Managers (PMs), reporting to the Chief of Staff for the team, that will be responsible for helping to launch pilot programs over the summer and support long-range programs starting in the fall. The PMs will work closely with faculty, staff and outside Stanford partners to drive projects from conception through execution and evaluation. PMs will actively encourage and promote the office’s initiatives and services. The teams will work on multiple projects of different scale and scope at any one time.

Successful PMs will be flexible and able to work with a high degree of ambiguity. They will be able to work collaboratively and productively and be energized by a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment. Each of the PMs will need to have a background in education in some form, preferably with some online or otherwise innovative education programs. The Project Managers will need to work collaboratively with faculty and be comfortable communicating with a variety of audiences, putting customer-service and problem solving at the core of the work.


    Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Lead projects requiring functional integration. Complete sub-project and/or stand-alone elements.

    Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete the project.

    Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus within scope of responsibility.

    Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders on a focused project; actively manage change.

    These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level: Charter- charter and scoping involvement or scope definition, identify and shape scope; # of disciplines /stakeholders to manage is contained to localized department or university constituents; risk-manage and report on risks associated with projects to upper management, risk sharing is maintained between management and project manager; project complexity involves straight-forward technology applications to drive decisions; primary university relationship is at the individual faculty, department /director level; cumulative budget/scope up to $250k.

    Consult with and help instructors and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals.

    Assist with coordination of academic learning technology policies, procedures, and support.

    Provide expertise and support in applying instructional design methodologies to the development, implementation, and evaluation of hybrid and online courses.

    Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of education technology.

Additional Duties: Academic Tech Specialist

    Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning and/or community building. Consult on development of software applications, or work with on- or off-campus resources to develop or adapt software solutions.

    Consult with and help instructors and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals.

    Stay abreast of educational technology research and participate in academic conferences.

    Provide expertise and support in applying instructional design methodologies to the development, implementation, and evaluation of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

    Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.  Experience in management of projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.

    Ability to productively engage and influence cross-functional teams.

    Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.

    Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations.

    Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.

Certifications and Licenses: None


    Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

    Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.

    Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.

* - 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.


    Travel locally and cross-university.


    When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

    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 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.

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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 2393
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 89377




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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time