Project Management Specialist, RegLab

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

The Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab) at Stanford University is looking for a full-time Project Management Specialist to provide project management support across multiple research programs.

About Us: Stanford RegLab is a social impact lab that partners with government and nonprofits to use machine learning and data science to modernize the public sector. We are an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, data scientists, social scientists, and engineers who are passionate about building high impact demonstration projects for the future of governance. Some of our partners include the EPA, IRS, and Santa Clara County Public Health (Covid-19 response).  We are looking for a self-guided, self-learner, and someone who will be engaged in the mission of the Lab. 

You will:

  • Report to the Executive Director of the RegLab, and manage activities of assigned projects from project initiation through completion with limited guidance; coordinate all technical activities on assigned projects.
  • Review project plans and proposals, and work with management to develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the project.
  • Perform project management oversight of small projects or more than one large task within a larger project.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and perform technical aspects of project, with guidance, based on type of project manager support required (e.g., engineer, quality, scheduler).
  • Review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost schedule and technical scope baselines.
  • Ensure the preparation of required project documentation.
  • Contribute to communication plans, change management elements, and reports to funders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant quantitative field and at least two years of (a) relevant professional experience or (b) combination of education and relevant professional experience
  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components
  • Ability to productively contribute to cross-functional team
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers, and ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.

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.

This is a two-year fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal based on project and funding.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 2392
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: H
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 88033

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