Biotechnology, Policy and International Security Program Manager (Administrative Services Administrator 1)
Job Family: Administration
Job Series: Administration Services Administrator
Job Code: 4121
Effective/Revision Date: 06/01/2018
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THIS IS A 100% FTE FIXED-TERM POSITION. THE TERM CONCLUDES ONE YEAR FROM THE START DATE, AND MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PROGRAM NEED AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.
FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER. ALL FINAL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is one of the nation’s leading research centers devoted to addressing the most pressing international security problems. Through the production of policy-relevant research, teaching and training of the next generation of security scholars and leaders, and advice to and engagement with policy makers, CISAC seeks to build a safer world.
CISAC seeks a full-time program manager to support its growing program needs in the area of biotechnology, policy and international security. The Program Manager will report to CISAC Senior Research Scholar Megan J. Palmer, and be responsible for administration and support of collaborative research projects and programs lead by her group. These projects include a multi-year project to analyze and improve risk management in international biotechnology research and education programs. The program manager will also support development of new research, education and policy initiatives by serving as a liaison with faculty, staff and students across the university, and partners in academia, industry, government and civil society beyond the university. This role includes supporting a faculty working group, assisting in the development of workshops and classes, and overseeing communications and website development.
Administer, support, and manage programs or functions under general supervision.
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
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Program management experience preferred. Interest in Biotechnology, policy and security preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multitask.
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:
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.
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.
Job Code: 4121
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Requisition ID: 83027