Program Manager – Program on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS & Cyber Policy Center

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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 Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) is a research initiative co-hosted by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Stanford Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Law School. PDI is a multidisciplinary research project that seeks to develop new and authoritative knowledge about how digital technologies are impacting democracy to inform and educate decision-makers in the field, including the next generation of technologists, business leaders, civil society organizations, and policymakers. 

PDI seeks a creative, energetic, and resourceful Program Manager to provide strategic, programmatic, and operational leadership. The position will require someone who can navigate across the university as well as with external resesarchers and organizations. The Program Manager helps to create strategy and programming with the faculty directors and then oversees the execution of the programming, including serving as a central point of communication with the researchers and their administrators.They will also work closely with a financial analyst to support the administration of sub-awards, monitor post-award spending, and will process financial reimbursements and provide budget justifications.

PDI has three faculty co-directors, Francis Fukuyama (Freeman Spogli Institute), Nathaniel Persily (Stanford Law School), and Rob Reich (Political Science). The program manager reports to them.

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

  • Creating strategy and programming with faculty directors
  • Leading communications, including a website, populating it with content and featuring some of the initiative’s findings in compelling and creative ways;
  • Organizing and managing 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;
  • Writing grant proposals;
  • Understanding university and award policies, administering sub-awards.

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. 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. Seven years of relevant experience desired.
  • 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.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Stanford University financial and grants management system. 
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with minimal guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. 
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Supervisory skills.

 

Why Stanford is for You

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  • 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

Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

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.

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,

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