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Executive Director -LGBTQ Health Program
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4123
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 90421

Executive Director

~Leading Partnerships, Engagement and Strategy~

Stanford University School of Medicine seeks an Executive Director for Partnerships, Engagement and Strategy for Stanford Medicine's newly initiated LGBTQ+ Health program, a unique and comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ communities. The program will be a national model in clinical care, research, education, and advocacy. The Executive Director will work with the School of Medicine and administrative leadership from both Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Hospital (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital) to lead the LGBTQ+ Health Program and develop, improve, and coordinate LGBTQ+ programming spanning all of Stanford Medicine. This position will report directly to the Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience leading change management and program development in an academic medical center setting, demonstrated experience and understanding of best practices in LGBTQ+ health care, a successful track record of program leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset which embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.

Duties include:
  • Be the Stanford Medicine Lead for strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Develop and implement the LGBTQ+ Health Program's mission, vision, and core activities.
  • Collaboratively develop with domain leads a 10-year strategic plan for the program which includes critical milestones for all 4 activity domains including clinical care, research, education, and advocacy.
  • Create business plans, overseeing day-to-day activities, promote organizational culture, report on financial performance, and direct organizational strategy.
  • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.
  • Act as the internal and external representative of the program in ways that strengthen its profile.
  • Manage the administration and evaluation of LGBTQ+ programs or functions. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.
  • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance with communities of interest and other key stakeholders to develop and sustain the program.
  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.

* Other duties may also be assigned.


Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

* - 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 extended hours or 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,

Our Values

Diversity is critical to our research and educational missions.

At Stanford, we strive to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is thriving on our campus.

Fulfilling our promise to humanity requires the engagement of a diverse, creative, and collaborative team of professionals who work together to advance our research, education, and patient care mission. We strive to create a culture of inclusion and belonging to ensure all employees have the meaningful employment experience that is necessary to do their best work. We value and integrate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into all that we do, as reflected by the following initiatives:

  • SoM staff JEDI efforts: The SoM HRG JEDI team values and provides services for staff JEDI efforts across the School

  • Stanford Medicine diversity website: Stanford Medicine integrates JEDI into practices across all constituencies

  • Leader's Pledge to anti-racism: The Dean and Hospital CEO's have made a pledge to anti-racism at Stanford Medicine

  • Staff IDEAL initiative: SoM partners closely with Stanford University's IDEAL initiative: “Changing our culture to reflect a workplace that truly values each individual, is free from systemic or personal racism, and is focused on inclusiveness, will involve all of us taking meaningful action.”

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    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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  • Organization

    Change the world. And yourself.

    Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

    We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

    At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

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    Student Enrollment

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    • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
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    • 2,043 faculty members
    • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
    • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

    Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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