Job Code: 4122 Job Grade: J Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description The essential conviction of Residential Education is that living and learning are integrated, not separate. Residential Education's initiatives cultivate learning in the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences that provide students with the range of non-academic skills, abilities, capacities, character traits, and habits of mind that they will need in order to be whole human beings who live useful, creative, responsible, and reflective lives. ResEd makes a large research university feel like a small liberal arts college, where dialogue and discussion are the norm, engaged learning happens, and where students are known.
ResEd is searching for an Associate Director of Projects and Administration to fulfill an important project-oriented role in direct support of the senior leadership team and other high-impact departmental projects. Broadly speaking, on-going projects will include the evaluation and maintenance of technology platforms, marketing and communication efforts, and assessment. Discrete projects will vary significantly in scope and duration. Both on-going and discrete projects will connect with our essential mission of supporting transformational informal learning with an emphasis on belonging, inclusion, equity, and wellness.
The successful candidate need not to be an expert in all of the above, but they should be tech-savvy and proficient with online platforms, survey instruments, and Excel and able to translate programmatic needs into technical needs with comfort communicating with technical project managers and software developers. They should be a strong writer, creative problem-solver, and nuanced thinker who is flexible, adaptable, and insightful with the ability to manage both the big picture vision and the day-to-day details of a project. They need to be able to work successfully with a high degree of independence in a complex organization and able to work simultaneously on multiple projects with different timelines, managers, stakeholders, and scopes. They need to be able to cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners working across cohorts and departments. They need to be receptive and responsive to feedback and able to conduct analyses and offer a range of viable, contextualized options. JOB PURPOSE: Lead and administer programs or functions under minimal supervision. CORE DUTIES*:
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.
Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
May direct and/or supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assignedMINIMUM 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.WORK STANDARDS: - 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 . Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located 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 big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. 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. 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. Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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.