Program Manager

California, United States
18 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments—from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology—as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) is a research initiative of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) in H&S.  DCSL seeks to understand, inform, protect and promote civil society in a digitally dependent world. Our goal is to foster a thriving and independent digital civil society rooted in a democratic commitment to freedom of association and assembly, freedom of speech and privacy. 

DCSL seeks a creative and resourceful Program Manager to provide strategic, operational and programmatic support to the lab under the direction of the lab co-directors. The position requires someone who is multi-faceted and can work with the core PACS operations and external relations team to support the administration of fellowships, monitor award spending, provide budget justifications, oversee the design and execution of virtual and in-person convenings, manage external vendors as well as student interns, support working relationships with partners across campus, and create and manage Lab newsletters, website updates, and other communication tasks .

The ideal candidate will have strong program management and organizational skills along with familiarity with academic research and financial administration. Some of the central functions of the role will include:

  • organizing seminar series, conferences and meetings; assisting in hiring contractors/student employees;
  • reviewing program budgets against incoming expenses, processing financial transactions such as travel reimbursements, payments to contractors/vendors;
  • act as lab coordinator for and provide meeting support for the lab’s community-facing work, specifically programs that provide training and tools for nonprofits, foundations and community organizations;
  • lead outreach and communications for the Lab’s programs and fellowships, with specific attention to linguistically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities across the globe;
  • maintaining the website for DCSL, populating it with content and featuring some of the initiative’s findings in compelling and creative ways;
  • writing grant proposals and working with others to manage grants; understanding university and award policies, administering postdoctoral and non-resident fellowships.

This is a 100% FTE, 2 year fixed term exempt position.

If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that values rigorous inquiry and diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and ideas. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.

In this role, you will:

  • Recommend and execute marketing strategies to meet business objectives.
  • Manage marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives, including collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendor partners.
  • Implement integrated marketing communications and brand strategy, across a variety of channels (i.e., digital and print).
  • Oversee design and production of marketing materials from inception to deployment.
  • Conduct market research, including competitive benchmarking, and analyze campaign/program/ service/event effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting.
  • Assess market opportunities and track market trends. Recommend marketing improvements based on findings. Plan and execute events to support marketing objectives. Manage vendors/consultants on specific projects.
  • Manage project/program budget(s) and coordinate invoice processing.
  • May oversee interns and other contingent staff; provide staff training.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in product, program and/or services marketing.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understands how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels including digital and print.
  • Experience with market research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated problem solver.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications and are not designted 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 their 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: 4893
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 88072