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Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Ability to understand materials of moderate complexity and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose.
  • Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A strong interest in public policy issues; familiarity with the mission of the Institution and the work of its fellows; and appreciation of academia and the research process.
  • Proficient with The Raiser’s Edge, PostGrads, Stanford University Box, MailChimp, Adobe Acrobat Professional/Illustrator/Photoshop, and use of the Internet for research purposes.
  • Possess a thorough command of the English language, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and syntax; working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Ability to be flexible about accepting others’ editing to meet program needs.
  • Development writing and/or writing for an academic or public policy research center are preferred.
  • Conceptual ability to translate ideas and suggestions from the general to the philosophical in the completion of detailed donor correspondence and other development materials.
  • Highly organized with keen attention to details.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively as a member of a professional team and independently, as well as with considerable initiative. Possess strong collaborative and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate comfortably in an academic and/or public policy setting.
  • Exhibit excellent judgment, listening, analytic, and interpretive abilities, as communicating the ideas of others is an important aspect of the role; possess political acumen and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive and/or confidential matters.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required.

* - 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.


  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel.


  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.
Provide writing samples upon request.

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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