The School of Engineering Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
The Stanford Robotics Center The Stanford Robotics Center (SRC) is a new effort within the university integrating the efforts of some 15 or so Laboratories across campus that develop technology relevant to the advancement of robotics science. This is a field critical to both industry and society in the coming decades. Stanford's unique position as both an early innovator and continuing leader in the field positions us to have major planet-wide impact as we move into this new era of human-machine cooperation and interaction. Many of the fundamental capabilities now accepted as "the" solution in the field have their origins at Stanford, and many of the world's major corporations and research centers developing robotics technology have roots within our laboratories. Bringing these cross-campus experts together now, into an integrated facility addressing challenges so large they lie beyond the scope of any single laboratory, offers Stanford the possibility of structuring both the path and the priorities of this rapidly evolving area. The website https://dev-robotics-center.pantheonsite.io provides an overview of SRC faculty membership, direction, and objectives.
We seek a Program Manager, Stanford Robotics Center to provide executive level administrative and operational support, with limited supervision, to the Director and Executive Director of the SRC. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will communicate with a broad range of individuals at the Executive level, internally and externally, and perform a broad range of simultaneous duties becoming a key partner to the faculty members. The Program Manager will administer and implement complex day-to-day administrative and operations-related functions that include tracking equipment in the center, organizing meetings, visits, seminars and generally being on top of calendars for the center, managing collaterals, both paper and digital (e.g. web site) as necessary, planning travel, and working with finance to reconcile spending.
Are you personable, proactive, and exude a high-level of customer service? Then this position may be the right fit for you!
Your responsibilities include:
Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
Research and/or write background information for meetings. Participate in meetings on supervisor's behalf, inform after the fact.
Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial research editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
Plan and schedule calendar(s) without prior consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems. Make recommendations based on reports.
Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
Analyze and review material and extract pertinent information for briefing purposes.
Positions at this level also include one or more of the following duties:
In conjunction with financial lead and/or principal investigator, assist with sponsored project research proposal submissions and post award administration.
Responsible for leading the administrative functions of a program or unit.
Perform human resources transactional support and/or faculty affairs support; coordinate or manage the visa process.
Serve as building coordinator.
Oversee or supervise day-to-day work or other administrative or support staff, student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality, timeliness, and providing performance review input.
*Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience (Required):
High school diploma and six years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Required):
Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications
Proven success in following through and completing projects.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Education & Experience (Desired):
An Associate or Bachelor's Degree
MS Office, Outlook, and Google Workspace experience
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
*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.
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.
Pay Range: The expected pay range for this position is $37.98 to $48.56 per hour.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
Why Stanford is for you: Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
* Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. * A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. * A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. * Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. * Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
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*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.
*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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?