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.
- 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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- 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.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- 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.