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Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree or equivalent experience, with a background in Political Science, History, or International Affairs strongly preferred.  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.


Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to interact comfortably with high profile individuals and business leaders.
  • In-depth understanding of U.S. government, politics and political landscape.
  • Experience in international diplomacy and cultures around the world.
  • Energy, resilience, and good humor.  


Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-commercial Driver's License. 



  • 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.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver's license and drive day or night. 


*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.



  • Requires occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • Some local, domestic or international travel may be required.
  • Valid passport for international travel.



  • Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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