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Education and Outreach Program Manager, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure 
Job Code: 4113
Grade: K


Stanford’s shared nanofacilities offer a comprehensive array of advanced nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools.  Over 1,300 researchers make use of the shared facilities each year in order to further their research programs.  The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) Site @ Stanford University is a consortium of shared facilities and is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the NNCI program.  The goal of the NNCI Site at Stanford University is to provide open, cost-effective access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities for scientists and engineers from academia, small and large companies, and government laboratories. 


The Education and Outreach Program Manager will work to develop, implement and administer educational and outreach programs in support of the NNCI Site.  Many of the programs focus on research-level education and extend much beyond K-12 focus.  The Education and Outreach Program Manager will work with the faculty, staff, students and external researchers to identify the set of knowledge and operating procedures that users must acquire to become proficient users of nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools at the NNCI Site at Stanford and find or create appropriate videos, simulations, and other online resources. Other programs focus on technical notes, process recipes and workshops for teachers and other audiences. The Education and Outreach Program Manager should have a solid understanding and experience in a broad range of nanofabrication and nanocharacterization concepts and techniques, as well as proficiency in the use of educational technology.  The Education and Outreach Program Manager reports to the NNCI Program Manager.  


For more information about NNCI at Stanford visit http://nanolabs.stanford.edu


Applicants are encouraged to submit an example of their education or training related work.


Core Duties

  • Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of educational programs covering nanofabrication and nanocharacterization. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Lead strategic planning for the program/entity in support of the mission of the NNCI Site at Stanford.
  • Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
  • Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. 
  • May teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students and other users of the facilities.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.


Physical Requirements*

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks. Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.  Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others. On-campus mobility.

* 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.


Working Conditions*

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • May travel locally. 
  • Occasional overnight travel.


Work Standards

  • 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


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.


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.


Background check will be required for all final candidates.  


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