Global Programs Manager Stanford University United States

Global Programs Manager

Job Code: 4121

Job Grade: H

FTE: 100%, exempt

School of Engineering, Stanford Technology Ventures Program


The School of Engineering

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems. 


The Stanford Technology Ventures Program ( is the entrepreneurship center in Stanford’s School of Engineering, within the department of Management Science & Engineering. With a startup-like culture, STVP is a lab that creates research as well as innovative entrepreneurship education opportunities for Stanford students. Our work includes the delivery of affiliated courses, scholarly research, fellowships, and extracurricular programs, along with accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation education around the world through faculty development programs, industry collaborations and content creation on our Stanford eCorner platform (


Reporting to STVP’s Director of Operations and Finance, the Global Programs Manager will manage and execute programs with STVP-affiliated faculty and center leadership to advance entrepreneurship and innovation education and research to audiences beyond Stanford. This role will interface with individuals and organizations to understand their needs and institutional goals, filter and cultivate relationships to ensure alignment with STVP’s mission, and work collaboratively to convert leads into active STVP program participants across our portfolio of offerings. The Global Programs Manager will work diligently to ensure STVP delivers a program that exceeds expectations, and will evaluate each program to determine efficacy, strengths, and areas to grow.


The successful candidate will be required to think strategically, communicate effectively, provide in-depth analysis on opportunities and existing programs, and proactively collaborate with participant stakeholders and Stanford colleagues spanning multiple levels of an organization. The ideal candidate has experience cultivating and converting leads, is a skilled listener in interfacing with diverse audiences, and is a passionate advocate for STVP’s mission to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in organizations and individuals around the world.


In this role, you will:

  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.

  • 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.

  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.

  • Represent the program or function as a key contact and subject matter expert. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. May also represent the program or function to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.

  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.

  • May participate in development of budgets, monitor, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.

  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.


To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Experience with managing products/programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of various marketing elements (e.g. pricing, audience, channels, communication).

  • Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the target audience lifecycle and ability to convert leads into new business.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Experience interfacing with international audiences.

  • Experience working with or in support of diverse communities.

  • Experience working in complex, higher education environments.


*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

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. Ourculture 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 superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!


How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making. 

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