Stanford University's Human Trafficking Data Lab is seeking a highly organized and experienced program management professional (Administrative Services Administrator 1) who would be excited to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in a fast-growing, interdisciplinary program. This position will reside in the Department of Health Policy in the School of Medicine while also maintaining a direct affiliation with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Interested candidates should attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.
The Human Trafficking Data Lab (the Lab) is a collegial, multidisciplinary research collaboration with both academic expertise and frontline anti-trafficking experience working to bring the most promising innovations in research methods and modern data science to the anti-trafficking field. The Lab aims to develop a research program showing that rigorous quantitative social science research on human trafficking is possible and we work hard to translate this research into impactful anti-trafficking policy. We have chosen to begin our work with policy partners in Brazil, but we hope to scale over time. A sample of current research projects that this position would support in managing include building a decision support tool for anti-trafficking task forces, using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence tools to detect illegal labor camps, conducting quasi-experimental impact evaluations of public programs (such as conditional cash transfer) and other anti-trafficking interventions, understanding the impact of corporate sanctions and how companies try to evade them, and developing enhanced approaches to primary data collection for human trafficking prevalence estimation.
The Program Manager reports to the Lab's Principal Investigator and Director of Strategic Partnerships, and will provide administrative and operational support to all Lab affiliates. You'll work hard both as an individual contributor and as a team member, and will have the opportunity shape what project management and technical development look like for the Lab, including the implementation of task-management software. Experience with Stanford administrative systems and familiarity with the university is a plus, but is not necessary. Similarly, subject matter expertise in human trafficking or the broader human rights and international development field is preferred, but not necessary.
An ideal candidate for the role will demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication, excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills, ability to track and meet frequent deadlines, and reliable attention to detail. The style of workflow in the Lab requires all members to be collaborative, adaptable, and comfortable working in among a team that is often scattered across geographies. The Program Manager must be able to manage time well and juggle many tasks at once. Because we are still a fairly new initiative, we will look to the PM to help document and institutionalize (with guidance) the Lab's short- and long-term agenda, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines. The PM will serve as air traffic control to ensure the Lab's various workstreams and actions remain in synergy. A proven track record in project planning and project management, including meeting deadlines and budget expectations, is key, as well as the ability to look at the big picture and all the small details. The PM will organize work and focus the team on what needs to be accomplished, connect granular tasks to longer-term strategic objectives, and prioritize in a time-crunched, fast-paced environment.
Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. May also represent the program or function to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.
May participate in development of budgets, monitor, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.
May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Two to three years of experience in a program or project management role is desired. Experience working on human rights / international development issues - or specifically human trafficking - is helpful, but not required. Experience administering and reporting on grants from the U.S. Department of State is a plus.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.
Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
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.
Occasional evening and weekend hours.
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.
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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