Since its founding in 1980, the Stanford Humanities Center has been sponsoring advanced research into the historical, philosophical, literary, artistic, and cultural dimensions of the human experience. It is an independent research center reporting to the Dean of Research. The Center's annual fellows, international visitors, research workshops, and roughly twenty annual public events strengthen the intellectual and creative life of the university, and foster innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. Through a partnership with the renowned Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), the Humanities Center embraces emerging digital methods to complement traditional kinds of analysis and interpretation. Together, the Stanford Humanities Center and CESTA serve as the hub of an international network of fellows, visiting scholars, students, and alumni.
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We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
Reporting to the Faculty Director, the Associate Director is the senior administrative staff member of the Stanford Humanities Center and oversees the development, implementation and administration of Center programs, financial management and planning, human resources administration, and operations, including developing and managing institutional partnerships and collaborations. The Associate Director represents the Humanities Center to faculty and humanities institutions within the university and worldwide, acts as liaison with affiliated institutions, foundations, and sponsors, and advises the Director on matters pertaining to university relations, institutional strategies, and programmatic priorities. The Associate Director participates in all policy-making and significant decisions within the Center and in the evaluation of fellowship candidates. The Associate Director assists the Director and Assistant Director in seeking external funding.
This is a 100% FTE, three-year fixed-term position, with the possibility for renewal. For consideration, please submit resume. All final candidates must complete a background check.
Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
Lead strategic planning for the program/entity.
Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
Teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
Coach and mentor program staff.
Additional Core Responsibilities Include:
Provide management and coordination of administrative and operations-related functions for the Stanford Humanities Center.
Interpret, implement, and ensure compliance with university academic and administrative policies and procedures.
Independently or in collaboration with human resources managers, guide faculty director in the interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures, and programs.
Education & Experience:
Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. PhD in a Humanities or qualitative social science field preferred. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff. Demonstrated competence in Human Resources administration preferred.
Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans, preferably in a university or non-profit setting
Background in and understanding of humanities research in a national and international context strongly preferred
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
* - 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.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional domestic travel.
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.
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*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
*Stanford is an equal employment 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.
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