Executive Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute
Job Number: 85864
The Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) brings 25-30 established leaders from around the world to Stanford for a yearlong program based on four core elements: finding purpose in the second half of life, building new communities and networks, focusing on health and wellness, and engaging in meaningful intergenerational educational experiences. Established in 2013 and admitting its first class in January 2015, the program has evolved rapidly. It now offers a robust program of seminars, colloquia, health and wellness activities and community events as well as access to hundreds of courses each quarter in the regular Stanford curriculum. In addition, from the outset the DCI has been committed to developing a global collaborative with other colleges and universities that share our commitment to learning across the lifespan and intergenerational education. DCI also has an approved IRB protocol to assess the program's effectiveness on individuals, institutions and society.
We are currently seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide administrative leadership to the DCI. Under the broad direction of the Faculty Director, this innovative, creative and forward-thinking leader will:
Provide leadership direction to the DCI staff of 8 and oversee the design, development, and implementation of programmatic initiatives.
Develop, maintain and control the DCI budget and provide strategic and financial advice to the faculty director.
Play a leadership role establishing the planned collaborative of like-minded institutions.
Collaborate with team members, faculty leaders, and administrators to scope and implement special projects and strategic initiatives that support DCI's long-term strategic vision and short-term objectives.
Oversee the development of long-range planning efforts and, in collaboration with the Office of Development, identify and develop fundraising strategies.
May serve as the principal advocate with foundations, funding, and gift sources.
Represent the program to the broader university, including faculty and senior administrative officers.
Develop strong working relationships and communications channels with both new and established stakeholders to further DCI's initiatives.
Work closely with the DCI Research Director to advance the program's research agenda.
Manage grant submission proposals.
Qualifications: Advanced degree and five or more years of experience in a relevant area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training and/or experience. Stanford University academic administrative experience at a senior managerial level, or similar experience at another university, highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships, and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences.
Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
Ability to act independently and as part of a team.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends
May travel locally
Occasional overnight travel
Why Stanford is for You: Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
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 excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
How to apply: We invite you to apply for the position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application. The cover letter should briefly describe why you believe you are a good fit for this position.
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.
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. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
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. Additional Information
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