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Program Manager, Ethics, Society, & Technology Practitioner Programs

Stanford University
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

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Program Manager, Ethics, Society, & Technology Practitioner Programs

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 24 departments and 24 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is seeking a Program Manager to provide operational and administrative support to the Center’s Ethics, Society, and Technology Practitioner Programs. This is a newly created position as the Center enters an exciting period of growth with expanded funding. The Program Manager is an essential member of the Center and will provide administrative support while also contributing to generating a shared vision, strategy, and management structure for the programs. This role will interact with diverse stakeholders, including numerous groups and units on campus and at external academic institutions as well as corporate, civil society, and government organizations. The position will report to the Associate Director of Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives. The ideal candidate will demonstrate critical thinking, self-motivation, creative problem solving, an interest in the impact of technology on society, and enthusiasm for working with a diverse team in interdisciplinary settings.

The Ethics Center is home to a diverse and growing portfolio of initiatives that reach audiences across campus and beyond. These initiatives include an undergraduate honors program, ethics-focused classes, fellowships on and off campus, research collaborations, curricular endeavors, and public events with renowned speakers. Through these efforts, the Center is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and public engagement.

Much of the Center’s expanding work is in the arena of technology ethics, including ethical issues related to artificial intelligence, bioengineering, and climate tech, which presents new opportunities for interdisciplinary work and partnerships across Silicon Valley and beyond. The Program Manager will help expand existing programs, including the Ethics, Technology, and Public Policy (ETPP) Course for Practitioners, ETPP Action Cycles, and career pathway exploration programming for students. This position will also have the opportunity to support with piloting new programs, such as community-based research fellowships for students and non-residential practitioner fellowships.

Specific job duties include: Administering a practitioner education program, a non-residential practitioner fellowship, and a community-based research program; generating and circulating periodic impact reports with updates about ESTI practitioner programs; helping to represent the ESTI practitioner programs on and off campus and looking for opportunities to bring collaborators together on research and teaching projects; management of program budgets in partnership with the DFA, AD of ESTI and faculty directors; and planning and managing ESTI convenings and events for practitioners and students, such as Fellows Kick-off Week and career fairs, as well as supporting with general Center events.

We are a small but growing staff that works together to support each other in a collaborative, congenial work environment. We make every effort to ensure that we each have access to the tools and experiences we need to be successful in our current roles as well as with an eye towards individual growth.

This is a 100% FTE, 1-year fixed term exempt position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.

If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.


‚óŹIndependently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.

‚óŹCollect 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.

‚óŹAnalyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.

‚óŹRepresent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. May also represent the program or function to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.

‚óŹOrganize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.

‚óŹMay participate in development of budgets, monitor, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.

‚óŹMay direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.

*Other duties may also be assigned.


‚óŹBachelor‚Äôs degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


‚óŹDemonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.

‚óŹDemonstrated excellent organizational skills.

‚óŹDemonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.

‚óŹAbility to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

‚óŹAbility to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

‚óŹDemonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.

‚óŹRelevant subject matter knowledge.

‚óŹAbility to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

‚óŹA general interest in and/or understanding of issues related to emerging technologies or the social impact of science and technology.

The expected pay range for this position is $69.100 to $120,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

‚óŹFreedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

‚óŹA caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

‚óŹA healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

‚óŹDiscovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications 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 accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants

requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4121
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 103231
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible


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