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Stanford Initiative on Language Inclusion & Conservation in Old & New Media (SILICON) seeks a highly motivated, experienced, enthusiastic project management professional to fill the role of SILICON Project Coordinator.This is a 100% FTE, two-year limited term, exempt position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.
SILICON is a humanities-led tech initiative aiming to promote and sustain Digitally Disadvantaged Languages and, more broadly, address digital inequalities. Bridging gaps between Engineering, the Humanities, Computer Science, and the Social Sciences, the initiative seeks to build tomorrow's digital tools: improved OCR algorithms and AI generative text models; more globally inclusive text corpora, interfaces, keyboards, and digital fonts. The initiative seeks to create a sustainable future for these scripts through interdisciplinary research, education, and action and with an emphasis on the sociocultural dimensions of sustainability. The initiative is a multi-year project led by Professors Thomas S. Mullaney (History), Kathryn Starkey (German Studies), and Elaine Treharne (English), and is administered by Department of History from AY2023-24 through AY2025-26. Detailed information is available at https://silicon.stanford.edu/
SILICON Project Coordinator reports to the lead Project PI, with a dotted line to the History Department's Director of Finance and Operations. As the Initiative's primary full-time staff member, they will manage all day-to-day operations as well as all technical aspects of the Initiative projects with minimal supervision from the PI team. Their major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-helping faculty PIs design, implement, and track progress on Initiative Projects
-overseeing technical aspects of all Initiative projects by managing deliverables, documenting project progress, providing technical support, and actively participating in at least one core Initiative project
-writing grants, managing all stewardship activities (such as grant reports, gift acknowledgment letters), and working with the relevant Stanford units to lead the Initiative's fundraising and donor relations efforts
-creating and implementing a communications plan to promote the Initiative's public visibility and disseminate its research to wider audiences
-leading all aspects of event planning and execution, ranging from managing correspondence with speakers, financial reimbursements, venue reservations, and event logistics
-overseeing hiring, supervision, and compensation of all SILICON student interns and visiting fellows; processing PI compensation; and managing the Initiative budget
If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Review project plans and proposals, and work with management to develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the project.
Perform project management oversight of small projects or more than one large task within a larger project.
Oversee, coordinate, and perform technical aspects of project, with guidance, based on type of project manager support required (e.g., engineer, quality, scheduler).
Review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost schedule and technical scope baselines.
Ensure the preparation of required project documentation.
Contribute to communication plan and change management elements.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of directly related experience performing responsibilities similar to those listed above or a combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to productively contribute to cross-functional teams.
Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.
Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.
*Strong preference for a degree in the Humanities, fluency in or experience working with languages other than English
*Prior experience with design and/or coding
*Experience with using Stanford financial and human resources tools (such as PeopleSoft, Expense Requests, Labor Distribution, and Bi).
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.
* - 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 be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
Some travel may be required, including international conference travel.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
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.
The expected pay range for this position is $87,000 to $110,000 per annum.
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