The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at
Stanford University stimulates cutting edge social science on
important societal problems. A national and international resource
founded in 1954, CASBS convenes collaborative teams of researchers
and practitioners that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of
the social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics,
history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the
humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the
biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. The Center has
a distinguished history of fellowship support for individual
scholars and research projects through its renowned single-year
residency program and its convening of multi-year collaborative
projects with dynamic teams that are both interdisciplinary and
inter-sectoral. It attracts world-class academics, industry
leaders, and policy makers and analysts from the public, nonprofit,
and private sectors. casbs.stanford.edu
CASBS is seeking a
Program Director. As a member of the senior management team, the
Program Director works closely with and reports to the Center
This position is
a two-year fixed term.
Work under the
general direction of faculty and Center Director to develop,
implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the
assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program
strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership
Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs,
including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research
activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports,
reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program
communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
Participate in program strategy development, long-range planning
and partnership development.
May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of
courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May
advise students and/or coach/mentor clients. Organize educational
and intellectual events and workshops for diverse audiences.
Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research
grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
Assist with grant writing and proposal development, including
identifying and applying for event and program funding in
consultation with development and other staff.
Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning
and related funding and financial sustainability. Identify
opportunities and implement and administer scholarly programs and
Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of
education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may
be required for some programs. For jobs with financial
responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting
fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial
Certifications and Licenses:
Education & Experience:
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
* - 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
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
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
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
Stanford 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
- Advanced degree in behavioral and social sciences.
- A proven track record of grant-writing.
- A self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as a
member and leader of a team.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate
effectively with a variety of academics, industry leaders, policy
makers and analysts in connecting across behavioral and social
science disciplines, and developing project ideas.
Dean of Research
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
Stanford 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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