Director, Initiative for Shared Prosperity and Innovation
Job Number: 82061
Job Code: 4113 Grade:K
This is a 2-year fixed-term position.
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 Initiative for Shared Prosperity and Innovation (ISPI) is a new initiative within the GSB. The goal of ISPI is to enable technology to solve pressing societal problems. ISPI research falls into three main areas: (i) research to identify specific problems and associated potential technology solutions; (ii) general purpose research on methods, processes, and practices that support the development of technologies such as digital education, training, nudges, and information provision; and (iii) research on innovative approaches to subsidize and incentivize the development and scaling of technical solutions, including paying for outcomes, advance market commitments, social impact bonds, social impact venture capital, prizes, and milestone payments.
Reporting to Faculty Director (FD), the Director, Initiative for Shared Prosperity and Innovation, will help establish and lead ISPI's work, including managing and organizing research projects with students, contract writers, and faculty. The Director will also evaluate opportunities / activities and make recommendations to the board and FD. An ideal candidate would have experience related to designing incentives and programs to solve social problems, establishing and maintaining donor relations, and managing staff.He/she will also design and implement teaching aimed at various external constituencies such as philanthropists, governments, investors, and socially focused startups and partnership development.
Are you passionate about this mission, energetic and creative about achieving its objectives, and able to engage broadly for positive change? Then this position may be the right fit for you!
Your primary responsibilities include:
Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
Lead strategic planning for the program
Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders; network with related organizations.
Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, marketing materials, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants.
Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
Teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
Design and organize conferences and events.
Coach and mentor program staff.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
*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 campusgardens, 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
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Location: Graduate School of Business, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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