Senior Program Director of Engaged Scholarship
Job Code: 4112
Salary Level: J
Schedule: Full Time (100% FTE)
Appointment Duration: Continuing
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide initiative to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Guided by the Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students engage in local, national, and global service across diverse pathways—community engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
Cardinal Service focuses on four dimensions that have proven transformative in the lives of our students: a full-time, quarter-long service experience (Cardinal Quarter); community engaged learning classes (Cardinal Courses); sustained service engagement (Cardinal Commitment); and support to integrate service into any career and pursue work in the public interest (Cardinal Careers).
The Haas Center for Public Service is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.
Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) unit. Participate in CELR strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
In conjunction with the Associate Director for Community Engaged Learning and Research, the Senior Program Director develops the Center’s overall strategy in working with faculty, students, staff and community partners to deepen the support for scholars who conduct research with a public purpose.
- Develop and manage research projects and student programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
- Primary responsibility for directing the Center’s programmatic efforts to promote high quality research with a public purpose.
- Coordinate the Public Service Scholars Program (including teaching the academic seminar associated with it), the Graduate Public Service (GPS) Fellowship Program, and the Community-Based Research Fellows Program.
- Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
- Participate in teaching the introductory course, Approaching Research and the Community.
- Serve as a resource for faculty, staff, students, and community partners on public and community based research principles and practices.
- Consult and advise faculty, staff, students, and community partners in order to support and build institutional capacity for public and community-based research projects.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
- Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
- Source, 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.
- Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
- Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
- May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
- Help students connect their service experiences and interests to academic scholarship.
* Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Doctoral degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
- Demonstrated expertise in public and/or community-based research.
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.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with their application
Experience a culture of excellence.
Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check
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.
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.