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Senior Research Program Manager
Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4112
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 94436

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Senior Research Program Manager.

A resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

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.


Responsible for supporting all public-facing matters regarding prominent Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Includes public relations management, network management via social media, event planning and production, marketing, podcast productions. Will develop articles and content to support defined research. This role requires discretion, flexibility, disciplined organizational skills, ability to multi-task and attention to details. Some travel required.


Research and Writing:
  • Research, ghost write and pitch articles to media sources, and manage final publications
  • Research and help develop content for speaking events and articles.
  • Manage research database - Independently research and track issues important to work, including for upcoming articles and speaking events.

Media Management:
  • Produce Podcasts including ad sponsorship contracts and relationships, writing and recording ads, booking guests, preparing podcast content, developing podcasts, quality maintenance, final product publication, and marketing.
  • Handle all Social media management including developing content, producing content and tracking analytics for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Manage the website, including development and maintenance as needed, plus regular content updates and managing web subscriptions
  • Manage all media requests, interviews, blurb requests, statements and essay requests (all public relations).
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Anticipate and track initial dates, events and associated action items; follow up with appropriate parties on behalf of supervisor to ensure deadlines are met.

Administration and Support:
  • Develop and oversee overall budget and spending, including events and travel.
  • Financials management including handling invoices and tracking payments, plus approving and tracking payments for independent contractors.
  • Liaise with Hoover and foundations including regular collaboration, maintaining donor relations, and event management.
  • Manage intern including providing assignments, reviewing work, and weekly calls.
  • Handle book and speaking tours, including event development and execution.
  • Direct and handle all relationships, legal, content, administrative, correspondence,
  • Travel with Fellow for speaking events and book tours, including all travel bookings and speech preparation. Assist with execution of these events. Prepare reports and analyses and make appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

* 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 & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Master's degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct others.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
  • Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Offices, RSS feeds (podcasts), Evernote, Social Media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with high profile stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners, investors, and donors.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • The ability to work in a team but also to be highly effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and partnership environment.
  • The ability to work behind the scenes, while monetizing the founder's mission driven vision.

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Experience with and basic knowledge of/ skills in the production and management of podcasts, social media, websites, and publishing platforms.
  • Strong interest and/or experience in current affairs, academia, and politics.
  • Experience with speech and op ed writing.

Certifications and Licenses:
  • None

  • 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.

*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.

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel
  • Occasional overnight travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as 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.

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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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