Program Coordinator

California, United States
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine is seeking a Community Partnerships Program Coordinator. This position will provide administrative, communications and programmatic support for the Community Partnerships Team and affiliated Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The Program Coordinator will provide technical assistance and programmatic support for several Center programs including a national network of early psychosis programs (PEPPNET), an integrated youth mental health center pilot program, and a media and mental health initiative. The Program Coordinator would also be expected to manage project websites and monitor social media accounts ensuring regular content updates are made. Main responsibilities also include supporting multiple internal and external working groups, communication with faculty and community partners, planning a large conference and other community events and coordinating numerous projects that support increased awareness, access, and stigma-reduction for mental health services, with a particular focus on early intervention and services for individuals ages 12-25. 

Duties include:

  • Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols. 
  • Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
  • Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
  • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
  • Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • MA/MS
  • Research work in mental and/or community health
  • Experience using programs such as Adobe Experience Manager, MediaSpace, MailChimp, iMovie


Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Developing supervisory skills.


  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.

* - 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 his or her job.


  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.