Executive Director, CCSRE
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the
foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school
encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs.
H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free,
open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. 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 Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity’s
(CCSRE) mission is to advance racial equity through
interdisciplinary education, research and community engagement. The
Center houses an interdisciplinary academic program, a Research
Institute, and multiple initiatives that engage Stanford scholars
and students, as well as the broader community. CCSRE’s work is
comparative, cross-racial, and cross-disciplinary, including
innovative initiatives that examine the relationships among Asian
American, Native American, Chicanx/Latinx, and other communities.
As such, its approach is at the forefront of scholarly and social
understandings of how race works and why it matters. CCSRE plays a
crucial role in recruiting, cultivating and retaining leading
Stanford scholars. The Center’s undergraduate curriculum, Ph.D.
minor, and graduate fellows programs provide robust training in
race studies. The Center has launched a Technology & Racial
Equity Initiative in partnership with the Stanford Institute for
Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Stanford Digital
Civil Society Lab, and a grant from the Mellon Foundation supports
a new initiative centering race studies in the arts and humanities.
The Center leads programs that support and convene practitioners,
researchers, and students to develop impactful, collaborative work
to advance racial equity.
The Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
(CCSRE) is seeking an Executive Director. As a key member of the
Center’s Leadership Team, the Executive Director oversees the
implementation of all aspects of the Center’s programs. The
Executive Director will work closely with the Faculty Director of
CCSRE and support the Faculty Directors of the Center’s Research
Institute and Academic Programs.
The ideal candidate will bring a deep knowledge of research and
teaching on race/ethnicity and will be committed to developing and
managing programs that expand the impact of race studies at
Stanford and beyond. They will have demonstrated success in
developing operational systems and managing diverse teams. They
will bring initiative and a keen sense of strategy to identify
opportunities to implement the vision of the Center Leadership.
They will be adept at leading through periods of change and
navigating complex institutional politics with nuance and care.
They will be skilled at representing the Center and its work to
diverse stakeholders including students, faculty, university
leadership, external partners, and donors. This is a dynamic
and multifaceted role that is well-suited to an energetic,
empathetic, and service-oriented leader.
The core responsibilities of the role are:
Strategy and Program
- Lead annual strategic planning processes, facilitating
collaborative goal-setting, and ensuring that the team is meets
organizational objectives and key results
- Identify opportunities and recommend program developments
- Develop metrics, analyze data on program performance, and
report progress toward goals to stakeholders and relevant
Operations and Management
- Oversee implementation of all aspects of CCSRE research and
- Supervise staff (Center Manager, Associate Director of Academic
Programs & Community Engaged Learning, Communications and
Events Associate, and Program Coordinators)
- Lead team-building and professional development activities for
CCSRE staff, develop staff communication and
workflow, coordinate staff on Center-wide projects
- Ensure financial sustainability
Communications, Public Engagement, and
- Develop communications and public engagement strategy to share
research with internal and external audiences
- Prepare and lead semi-annual Advisory Board Meetings; research
and recommend prospective board members
- Develop relationships with affiliated faculty and explore ways
that the Center can support their teaching and research
- Develop relationships with related campus units for
- Develop fundraising plan and priorities in alignment with
- Identify potential funders and grants; write grant
- Steward grants and donor relationships through mechanisms
including regular assessment and reporting
In this role, you will:
- Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration,
and evaluation of programs. 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.
- 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. Identify
external funding opportunities and write proposals and research
grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and
sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor
performance and ensure appropriate controls.
- Teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of
courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum;
and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program
- Coach and mentor program staff.
Qualifications - External
To be successful in this role, you will
Advanced degree and five 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.
Knowledge, Skills and
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding
- Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting
fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
In addition, preferred requirements
- PhD in a relevant field
- Experience leading strategy development and turning strategy
into operational work plans
- Demonstrated success with fundraising and grant writing
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this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description
will be shared during the interview process.
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with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the
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