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THIS IS A 100% FTE, THREE-YEAR, FIXED-TERM POSITION, AND MAY BE RENEWED BASED ON PROGRAM NEED AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.
JAPANESE LANGUAGE EXPERTISE (PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL FLUENCY) REQUIRED.
The Inter-University Center (IUC) is an advanced Japanese language school located in Yokohama, Japan, with an administrative office housed at Stanford University. The IUC’s language and fellowship programs are intended for students who are embarking on careers in Japanese studies or a profession in which fluent Japanese is necessary. The programs are designed to bring each participant to a level of proficiency sufficient for academic or professional use.
The IUC is governed by a consortium of 16 North American universities. The IUC offers several student programs each year: the 10-month program (45-60 graduate students and recent B.A.’s, including 20 graduate students who participate in The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program), the Summer Program (35-45 undergraduate and graduate students), the Summer Intensive Kanbun Program (6-8 students), and the IUC Professional Tutorials (year-round tutorials).
The Managing Director (Academic Program Professional 3) plays a key leadership role in these programs, including strategic planning, financial analysis, development (including identifying funding and grant opportunities), external relations, and overseeing program administration. The Managing Director serves as an ex officio member of the IUC Leadership Board, and works closely with consortium members, faculty, fellows, the IUC Leadership Board, the fellowship and student programs administrator, and other staff. The Managing Director will supervise one staff member (IUC Program Manager) at Stanford and, in partnership with the Resident Director in Yokohama, oversee the local Yokohama Center and its staff.
Work under broad direction of faculty or management to identify opportunities, develop strategy, and lead, implement, and administer large academic programs. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a large role in program/entity strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
- Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
- Lead strategic planning for the program/entity.
- Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
- Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
- Teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
- Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
Japanese language expertise required (professional-level fluency). Ph.D. in relevant field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
Certifications and Licenses:
- For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
- Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
- Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
- On-campus mobility.
* - 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 work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
- May travel locally.
- Occasional overnight travel.
- 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.
FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER.
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.
A BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED OF ALL FINAL CANDIDATES.