Director, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Job Number: 84635
Director of the Hoover Institution
Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of the Hoover Institution.
The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, and international affairs. With its world-renowned scholars, programs of policy-oriented research, and 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.
Reporting to the President of Stanford, the Director will have the opportunity to build on the Hoover Institution's distinguished history as a source of new ideas and knowledge, and a leader in the development of public policy. The Director will work with Hoover's world-class fellows to build the fellowship and maintain and advance the Hoover mission. In doing so, the director will also be able to work in conjunction with the President and Stanford's seven schools and their deans, scholars and students, participating in the vibrant, innovative intellectual life of the university and its research programs. Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to critical challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
The director will be responsible for managing the Hoover Institution, a multidimensional role that includes:
Developing and putting into effect a compelling vision for the Hoover Institution for the next decade and beyond.
Leading, inspiring, and expanding Hoover's scholarly community of senior fellows and research fellows; facilitating the creation by Hoover fellows of novel programming that fits strategically within Hoover's mission.
Encouraging the publication and circulation of ideas in the public arena and among public policymakers.
Managing an array of departments and functions including the completion of a major new building project.
Maintaining, augmenting, and leveraging the Institution's library and archives to enhance scholarly and policy-relevant research.
Managing an annual operating budget of $70 million.
Directing and expanding Institution fundraising, which produced approximately $51 million in contributions in the last fiscal year.
Sustaining Hoover's distinctive identity at Stanford while working collaboratively with Stanford faculty, administrative leadership and students to encourage productive engagement of the Hoover Institution with the university community.
Working effectively with the Hoover Board of Overseers, and defining a strategy to broaden and deepen this group. Working effectively with the Stanford Board of Trustees.
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.
Someone of national stature who is highly respected in the scholarly community and public policy arena.
A successful record as a visionary leader, institution builder, and talented and resourceful administrator who can attract, retain, and motivate high quality scholars and effectively manage Hoover's diverse operations.
Commitment to the core values of the Hoover Institution and enthusiasm about its mission.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with a wide array of constituencies, including senior leaders in the public and private sectors, faculty and university administrators across departments, and students.
Strong communication skills; excellent listening, analytical and interpretive skills as well as mature judgment, political acumen, and diplomacy.
Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree strongly preferred, plus exceptional leadership experience in an academic, government, business or public policy program or organization.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest and a resume or CV no later than October 15, 2019. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this leadership position. The School's commitment to inclusivity encompasses, but is not limited to, diversity in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability.
This is a 100% FTE position. The final candidate will need to successfully pass a background check to be considered for this position.
Location: Hoover Institution, Stanford, 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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.