Program Manager

California, United States
Oct 04, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 04, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ethics, Society and Technology, a new integrative research and teaching Hub, seeks to hire an innovative and energetic Program Manager. The Hub, jointly managed by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society (EIS) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), will oversee challenge grants for stimulating interdisciplinary teaching experiments and new collaborative research programs at the intersection of ethics, technology and society. The Hub will also serve a convening and outreach function, encouraging connections between Stanford and appropriate actors in government, business and civil society.

Reporting to the Hub’s faculty directors, the Program Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Hub, including but not limited to: work with the faculty directors to develop the Hub’s strategic plan; conduct wide-ranging outreach on campus to promote the work of the Hub; bring together interdisciplinary teams of faculty to pursue new research and teaching opportunities: manage and support all Hub-related events/convenings; and manage the Hub’s grant-making process and internal budget.

The role is essential to helping the Hub fulfill its mission, and requires strategic leadership, effective management, and hands-on work. An ideal candidate would be a creative and motivated self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively across different groups on campus.

This is a 100% FTE two-year fixed term position with the possibility of extending beyond the initial appointment based on need and funding. Preference given to candidates with advanced (PhD) degrees.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume.


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. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.


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:



  • 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,

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H