HAI Research Program Manager

California, United States
02 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The mission of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) is to advance AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition. The HAI Research Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing the interdisciplinary research programs and projects that advance this mission. These programs currently include seed grants, cloud computing credits, and large-scale multi-year research awards.

The candidate must be capable of operating with substantial autonomy, in a startup environment, with a high degree of ambiguity. The ideal candidate is process-oriented, entrepreneurial, and a self-starter. The Research Program Manager will work across HAI to ensure coordination of various workstreams, and independently identify and execute on opportunities to create synergies between activities or launch new projects that advance HAI’s mission.

The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail. Experience with program management and monitoring and evaluation is highly desired. The candidate must also be capable of representing HAI to external audiences, including senior faculty, industry executives, and policymakers, among others.


Direct programs or functions of university wide impact in consultation with senior leadership.


  • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex university programs or functions with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. Manage and direct the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of programs or functions. Monitor trends and recommend programs or functions direction.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for School/unit and/or the university regarding the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that span organizational boundaries.
  • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.
  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Strong project planning and management skills.
  • Experience in or knowledge of business process improvement methodology.
  • Ability to act independently and as part of a team.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4124
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: L
  • Requisition ID: 86699

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