Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
Administer, support, and manage programs or functions under general supervision.
Stanford Executive Education, in the Graduate School of Business, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Program Manager to support the Stanford Ignite programs. Stanford Ignite is Stanford GSB's flagship program in innovation and entrepreneurship. This full-time certificate program teaches participants how to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. This position will support all areas of the program in a variety of administrative and operational tasks, while also providing general support for the Ignite team.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for various administrative and logistical duties. Their main function will be to support the planning and execution of the Stanford Ignite - Part-Time and Stanford Ignite - Post-9/11 Veterans programs.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
Logistical responsibilities include collaborating with Program Leads and professors, arranging a variety of social functions, engaging with program participants, and managing online learning management systems.
Administrative responsibilities include organizing participant information, data entry, filing, printing and collating documents, assembling educational materials, arranging volunteer gifts, setting up classrooms, and running miscellaneous errands (on and off campus).
Represent the program as the key contact and a subject matter expert. May also represent the program to external/internal partners and constituencies.
The PM will work with the Stanford Ignite staff to help ensure that the stakeholders associated with the program (participants, faculty, vendors, donors, etc.) are satisfied with the program.
Organize and participate in activities that may include developing communications and trainings, planning and promoting events, and facilitating networking opportunities.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to routinely exercise sound judgment in making decisions
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
Relevant subject matter knowledge
A successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:
Experience in event planning and working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and vendors
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines; self-starter
Passion for details; exceptional organizational skills and follow-through
Sound judgement in assessing problems and making on-the-spot decisions
Maturity and diplomacy, with collaborative approach to teamwork
Excellent customer service skills
Proactive, resourceful, and creative mindset
Proficiency in G Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drives, Hangouts, Drive, Docs, and Sheets) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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Location: Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.