Internet Observatory Program Manager Stanford University United States

Internet Observatory Program Manager (Academic Program Professional 2)


Job Family: Administration


Job Series: Academic Program Professional


Job Code: 4112


Grade: J


Exemption: Exempt



THIS IS A 100% FTE FIXED-TERM POSITION. THE TERM CONCLUDES TWO YEARS FROM THE START DATE, AND MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PROGRAM NEED AND FUNDING AVAILABILITY.



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The Internet Observatory is a bold, new cross-disciplinary program that grew out of the Stanford Cyber Initiative and aims to advance the teaching, research, and public policy on technology trust and security in today’s complex digital world. Based at the Freeman Spogli Institute and led by Program Director Alex Stamos, the Internet Observatory will formally launch in September 2019 with an innovative curriculum on trust and safety in technology, a new study to understand information warfare and a set of papers designed to impact public policy.



Reporting to the Program Director of the Internet Observatory, the Program Manager will help develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the new internet trust and safety curriculum, manage day-to-day research activity, and oversee the publication of cyber policy papers. Core responsibilities include strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development for the research study; working with the Program Director to design, develop, implement and evaluate the cyber security curriculum; and developing white papers, proposals and reports for sponsors, government agencies, and policy impact initiatives. Strong planning and execution skills are a must for this position.



JOB PURPOSE:
Work under the general direction of faculty or other management 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 development.



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.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three 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 financial plans.


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 the 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.

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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