Program Manager

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

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences within Stanford University’s School of Medicine is seeking a Program Manager to provide community outreach, program development, and project management for the Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing. The Program Manager will be responsible for a full range of coordination, planning, support and expansion of existing and new programs 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. The Program Manager will carry out duties independently but work closely with the team and provide support to the Center Director, Program Director and collaborative partners locally, regionally and nationally.

The Program Manager will serve as a core member of the team developing and planning a pilot of integrated “one stop shop” youth mental health centers, facilitating advisory board development, establishing and organizing community partnerships and development of services for youth and their families. The Program Manager will work closely with the Program Director to develop a new media and mental health initiative by forging relationships with media partners, planning and executing collaborative projects, coordinating research partnerships and creating and managing website and communication channels.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously, be innovative, flexible, a self-starter, and open to developing new projects and ideas. Main responsibilities will be organizing community stakeholders and supporting the complex implementation of an innovative integrated youth mental health center pilot in San Mateo, Santa Clara and other counties throughout California, as well as helping to organize and support the launch of a new national media and mental health initiative. Other program responsibilities will include supporting and/or managing a national network of early psychosis programs, youth innovation events, and a mental health screening tool for teens.

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


• 5 – 7 years’ experience coordinating programs


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.