State and Local Policy Senior Program Manager

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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking a full-time State and Local Policy Senior Program Manager. The position is for a two year fixed-term. If you are both strategic and practical and enjoy engaging with state and local government policy makers, we encourage you to apply today to support Hoover’s mission. 

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application for full consideration.

 

About Stanford University’s Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. 

 

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I.  The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history.  Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.

 

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

 

JOB PURPOSE: 

The Hoover Institution is launching a new priority to address key challenges facing state and local governments, including issues such as fiscal policy and the effective and efficient provision of public services. The Hoover State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) endeavors to establish research partnerships with state and local policymakers to enable and enhance evidence-based research. These partnerships are intended to connect academic researchers with state and local officials and to ultimately provide these officials with high-quality research for better decision-making.

The Sr. Program Manager will be at the forefront of identifying research partners at the state and local government level for collaboration with the Hoover Institution. He/she must be willing to consume and understand the nature of academic research conducted by the team members so as to better generate and manage partnerships. The Sr. Program Manager will work closely with Hoover Fellows to identify potential state and local partners.  This individual will act as the central liaison and coordinator between the team of Hoover Fellows and the key government constituents, cultivating relationships for the selected research projects and helping the researchers navigate logistical hurdles. They will be resourceful and demonstrate a keen ability to identify pipelines of data, people, and information that they will connect to the Hoover researchers.

 

CORE DUTIES:

  • Cultivate long term research and data partnerships with key state and local governments.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the high quality, evidence-based research conducted by Hoover Fellows and the value it can provide to state and local governments.
  • Work in partnership with Hoover media and government relations team to build a network of key contacts.
  • Seek out the pipeline of resources for data and people who can provide insights to the research team.
  • Assist the researchers in navigating any requirements (legal, procedural, administrative, etc.) that are necessary for forming and managing partnerships with state and local authorities
  • Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate programs or functions, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
  • Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school by committing resources and provide information and/or training. Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Manage and contribute e to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
  • May direct and/or supervise staff.

 

* 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.
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

 

Education & Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. 

 

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:

  • Prior state and local government experience obtained through working for a Governor or State Legislature in a senior policy role especially in the areas of economics, budget, retirement and related domestic policy issues. 
  • Experience facilitating research partnerships a plus.

 

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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.

 
* - 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends in support of research initiatives. 

 

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 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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