Stanford University is seeking a Program Operations Lead (Administrative Services Administrator 2) to work under the general direction of the WLGHI Executive Director to develop, implement and administer operational functions to achieve the objectives of the Women Leaders in Global health Initiative. The Program Operations Lead will participate in the development of the WLGHI strategy, its long-range planning and its engagement with critical partners.
The Women Leaders for Global health Initiative (WLGHI) is housed in the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, in the School of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. Supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WLGHI's mission is a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform global health outcomes. WLGHI will achieve this through elevating and unleashing talented mid-career women to advance as global health leaders. WLGHI has an ambitious strategy to build scalable platforms to deliver interventions supporting women's leadership in health. Its goal is reach and empower thousand's of diverse women spanning countries, sectors and disciplines and to catalyze not only individual behavior change but also influence change in the organizations and society in which they live and work.
The strategy for transformative change includes:
Empower, train and cultivate the next generation of mid-career women leaders in health;
Accelerate and learn from gender-friendly organizational change with a portfolio of institutional partners;
Support global, regional and local convenings of women and men to share challenges and opportunities;
Support global, regional and national champions committed to advancing women's leadership;
Amplify stories and evidence as well as provide access to e-learning through a scaled digital platform.
The Program Operations Lead will work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the small and nimble WLGHI team to create and lead systems and processes to efficiently track and support the operations of the WLGHI program. Work is typically comprised of 80% time contribution towards project management and 20% as a technical contributor.
Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
Evaluate programs or functions, 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. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and 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 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in a related field and five years of related experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Position may require substantial travel, domestic and international, to partner institutions, conferences, and key-informant meetings.
Background in global health, gender equity and leadership development.
Knowledge of Stanford's operational systems and processes.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
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 his or her 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: School of Medicine, 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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