Program Manager

California, United States
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine is seeking a Program Manager to administer and support programs or functions under general supervision.

Duties include:

  • Assist Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project with designing programs related to neurodiverse students and employees at Stanford.
  • Assist Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project with carrying out collaborative initiatives with external partners.
  • Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed.
  • Responsible for managing, leading and motivating the assigned cross-functional project team, facilitating the team's ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Responsible for managing project goals, opportunities, resources, timelines, and metrics.
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects.
  • Responsible for communicating, presenting effectively, and working seamlessly with all project stakeholders: one-on-one, meetings, facilitation, motivating, problem solving, status reporting, conflict management, and delegation.
  • Develop project schedules, targets, measurements, and accountabilities, as assigned.
  • Facilitate team meetings and prepare/approve minutes.
  • Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.
  • Assist in grant applications.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • >3 years of experience in special education.
  • >3 years of experience in career and college transitions.
  • >3 years of experience in project management.
  • Experience that can translate to deep understanding of student needs at Stanford.
  • Experience with building partnerships in programs within educational institutions and corporations. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good leadership, diplomacy, judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Microsoft Project and Adobe Acrobat.


Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of special education and/or employment for neurodiverse individuals.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.




  • 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 his or her job.


Occasional evening and weekend hours.