SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION: The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) is an internationally renowned digital humanities center based in Wallenberg Hall at Stanford University. We are a diverse community of faculty, students, researchers, and practitioners. Through collaboration with partners across campus, across the Americas, and across the world, our research investigates pressing questions about human history, experience and endeavor. We explore places, global spaces, texts, textual artefacts, data visualization, digital curation, preservation and display, linked data and interoperability, and sustainability. As a scholarly community CESTA supports and encourages cutting-edge work across the humanities and the interpretative social sciences.
CESTA is committed to collaborative, open, inclusive, and ethical scholarship. We seek to set a standard for best practices in all our endeavors. We encourage experimentation, flexible thinking, and productive risk-taking in the pursuit of excellence in digital research. Through our major research projects, fellowship and assistantship programs, seminars, workshops and informal initiatives, CESTA is dedicated to nurturing, training and professionalizing scholars of the future from a variety of disciplines, who will learn how to ask and answer data-driven questions focused on cultural, environmental, historical, social, and textual issues.
This recruitment is for a five (5) year fixed-term, benefits-eligible position which begins on the start date and may be renewable in the future based on programmatic need and funding availability. For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter. All final candidates must successfully complete a background check.
Our VPDoR Diversity Journey: * We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people. * 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.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Center Manager works under minimal supervision to manage all administrative activities for the Center, including student research programs, finance, human resources, events and facilities. The finance responsibilities include independently performing and managing moderately complex financial functions related to budgeting and forecasting. This may require specific knowledge and skills in the broad application of internal financial systems and policies as well as an understanding external regulations.
The Center Manager also supports faculty, students, and labs as needed, including maintaining and updating program and research records, creating postdoctoral and graduate student appointments and visa processing, managing building facilities and lab technology equipment, scheduling meetings and travel arrangements for Center activities and placing orders and processing reimbursements. This position is a valuable resource to the faculty director, administrative team, faculty, students, scholars, and visitors.
JOB PURPOSE:Administer, support, and manage programs or functions under general supervision.
CORE DUTIES: * 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. * Participate in development of budgets, monitor, submit, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.
OPTIONAL: Please note that due to current COVID-19 safety measures, our office is working fully remote through Spring 2021. Once COVID-19 safety measures are no longer applicable, this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting, subject to operational need.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * 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.
Certifications and Licenses: None.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. * Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. Occasionally use a telephone. * 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.
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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.
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