JOB DESCRIPTION: Administrative Services Administrator 2: Director of Programs and Faculty Affairs Job Series: Administrative Services Administrator Job Code: 4122 Grade: J Exempt
Introduction: The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is Stanford's thought leader for understanding the economic challenges, opportunities, and policies affecting people around the world. At its core are SIEPR's over 100 faculty members who represent all seven schools at Stanford. With SIEPR support, they study a vast array of economic policy-relevant areas in the U.S. and around the world, collaborating with other established and up-and-coming researchers from within and outside Stanford.
Building on its strong foundation of 36 years, SIEPR intends to strengthen and amplify its impact in its mission to catalyze and promote evidence-based knowledge about pressing economic issues, leading to better-informed policy solutions for generations to come. SIEPR envisions a future where policies are underpinned by sound economic principles and generate measurable improvements in the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world.
JOB PURPOSE: The Director of Programs and Faculty Affairs partners with SIEPR leadership to ensure its strategies in fulfilling its research and training goals are optimized, including programs and services for affiliated faculty and students and the governance of the Institute and its Centers and Programs.
S/he leads the planning and operations for the SIEPR Senior Fellow, Faculty Fellow and Young Scholars/Visitors programs. SIEPR's Senior and Faculty Fellows comprise the core of the Institute's scholars, and are known for conducting and collaborating on research relevant for economic policy and their ability to educate, train, and inspire the next generation of economic thought leaders and policy experts. SIEPR's Young Scholars and Visitors range from emerging up-and-coming scholars working on economic policy research to recognized and world-renowned scholars at later stages of their careers who come to SIEPR to collaborate with and mentor faculty and students at Stanford.
The Director of Programs and Faculty Affairs will develop and maintain programmatic structure and guidelines in order to ensure that value for faculty is maximized within the mission of the organization in a sustainable manner, and will conceptualize and execute a tracking and reporting process to manage resource allocation and faculty relationships. S/he also plays a key role in helping SIEPR fulfill its goal to be an intentional, forward-looking organization that delivers consistent, excellent service to SIEPR's faculty and students within well-communicated parameters. This role serves as the Institute's liaison regarding programs and academic affairs and acts as a key contact within and outside Stanford, including the Office of the Dean of Research and external stakeholders. This role also oversees the appointments of academic staff at the Institute.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Programs and Faculty Affairs manages a Programs and Faculty Affairs Coordinator and a Program Manager to meet goals in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. The Program Manager manages the daily operations of SIEPR's academic programs for students, including Graduate Fellowships, the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program, and Postgraduate Fellowships, while the Programs and Faculty Affairs Coordinator provides administrative support, focusing on appointments, transactions, scheduling and logistics.
The successful candidate will have a strong background and proven track record in strategic thinking and managing complex programs with competing priorities. S/he will be able to work efficiently and manage multiple projects with limited supervision and demonstrate excellent working relationships with both faculty and staff. S/he will have excellent problem solving and strong oral and written communication skills and will be able to address problems that arise with courtesy. Past experience with faculty affairs and student services at Stanford is a plus.
Lead the planning and operations for functions or programs that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
Evaluate programs, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. Represents the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
May direct and/or supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
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 the job.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Dean of Research, 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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