Coordinator In Office Of International Affair

California, United States
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) was established in 2011, with a mandate to create a centralized resource to encourage and coordinate Stanford’s international activities.  OIA’s mission is to help faculty and students maximize global opportunities that enrich research and learning, and to broaden the impact of both.

OIA develops and maintains critical communications and networking infrastructure, and provides Stanford faculty, students, and staff access to dynamic, comprehensive information that is relevant to their global research and education.

The successful candidate for this position will be working with the OIA team to achieve four strategic goals:

  • Provide a strategic vision for important international partnerships, while coordinating and streamlining existing approval processes.
  • Develop comprehensive country profiles for faculty, departments, and schools to leverage existing resources and relationships to expand their international research and teaching.
  • Expand Faculty International Research Exploration Fund to help faculty bring collaborators from the developing world, provide strategic support for new “proof-of-concept” collaborations with new international partners, and help faculty to scale up successful “proof-of-concept” projects
  • Develop student international learning and research opportunities portal to reduce faculty burden and improve mentoring, improve university oversight and risk mitigation, and increase transparency and accessibility to funding opportunities for student applicants

JOB PURPOSE                                                   

  • Administer and support the 4 above-mentioned OIA goals under general supervision.


  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the office.
  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for the office.
  • Represent OIA within the Dean of Research division and other academic and administrative units. May also represent OIA to external constituencies.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences. May participate in development of budgets or oversee budgets and monitor and approve expenditures.
  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
  • Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Master’s degree in international relations or other international fields preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Agile methodology and principles of Service Design a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.

Certifications and 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.


  • 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,
  • 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.

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