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Job Posting: Associate Director, Stanford University

Jan 9 2019

We at Stanford's Center for South Asia are looking to hire afull-time Associate Director. To apply, please visit Stanford Careers Website and search for Job ID 81656. 

The Center for South Asia (a part of the Stanford Global Studies Division) fosters academic events, research, and teaching related to South Asian Studies at Stanford University. The Center’s mandate also includes deepening the public understanding of South Asian societies by organizing public lectures, artistic performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and K-12 outreach activities. Reporting to both the Faculty Director and the SGS Executive Director, the Associate Director position provides leadership on programmatic, curricular, and administrative issues. The Associate Director works closely with the Faculty Director and affiliated faculty to facilitate and enhance the Center’s programming, curricular, internship opportunities and fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the Faculty Director in strategic planning, academic and public outreach programming, financial management and annual budgeting, and relationship cultivation. Other key responsibilities include identifying and facilitating research opportunities for faculty and students, managing the South Asian Studies specialization for the Global Studies minor, developing and managing the programs’ communications strategy, and mentoring students and visiting scholars. The Associate Director manages the programs’ day-to-day operations in collaboration with a full-time Program Coordinator and student employees.

This position is multi-faceted and dynamic. Candidates should be self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, possess strong communication skills, and be willing to embrace opportunities to shape programmatic initiatives and to work with the Center leadership to drive these initiatives to completion. The ideal candidate should have extensive and direct administrative experience with emphasis on program development and management, budgeting, and staff supervision in an academic environment. S/he should have a demonstrated ability to facilitate interdisciplinary research, to build rapport with campus and off-campus audiences, and to lead student advising and public outreach efforts. Expert knowledge of South Asian cultures, relevant languages, and scholarly networks are strongly desired.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume in addition to the online application at this link.

 

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities. Including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs. 
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research. 
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function. 
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes. 
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.  
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients. 
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree strongly preferred; PhD highly preferred. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience managing staff preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • 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 plans.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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 others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - 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.

 WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

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  
"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." 
Full job posting is available at https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/associate-director-center-for-south-asian-studies-5121 .