Managing Director, Data Science and AI Initiatives Stanford University Department of Computer Science United States

Managing Director, Data Science and AI Initiatives



Job Code: 4123

Job Grade: K

FTE: 100%, Exempt


School of Engineering, Computer Science Department



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 Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering seeks a Managing Director of Data Science and AI Initiatives to join its team. Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, Computer Science, the Managing Director of Data Science and AI Initiatives is responsible for developing and implementing data science and artificial intelligence initiatives including directing large corporate sponsored research centers, expansion of current industrial affiliates programs, increased interactions across the university, and new research centers. These programs help support the university’s research and education mission in data science, artificial intelligence, and computation.



The Managing Director will work closely with the Executive Director, the Faculty Directors, and staff to identify opportunities, develop plans, and execute those plans. The Managing Director must work effectively and develop trusted relationships with people across the university and outside of Stanford including faculty, corporate executives, and other stakeholders and sponsors.





Your responsibilities will include:


    Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. May provide development of program or function from initial concept to implementation.

    Manage the administration and evaluation of programs or functions. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.

    Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.

    Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.

    Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.

    May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.



To be successful in this position, you will bring:


    Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

    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.

    Relevant subject matter expertise.

    Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.

    Ability to connect research and application, articulating corporate interests to faculty and faculty research to corporations in a compelling manner.

    A fondness for serving others including corporate members, faculty, and other stakeholders and sponsors.




In addition, preferred requirements include:


    An advanced degree (PhD preferred) in computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, statistics, or related domain such as bioinformatics




Other Requirements


    May work extended hours, evenings, or weekends.

    May travel. Occasional overnight travel.

    Successfully pass a background check (Criminal, Education, Employment Verification).

    We are unable to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford 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


Since its founding, Stanford’s pioneering spirit has embraced new ways of fulfilling its mission of research, education, and service. Today, we face a future of both promise and peril, marked by a breathtaking pace of change. We need new thinking and new approaches to anticipate and navigate this change, in order to deepen knowledge, address challenges and accelerate our contributions to society. By tapping into the wisdom of our campus community, alumni, and outside perspectives, Stanford leadership has developed a vision to guide our shared journey over the next decade and beyond. We seek talent driven to impact the future of Stanford’s legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:


    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. 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, ride sharing 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 resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service, event and project management, and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.


Additional Information


    Schedule: Full-time

    Job Code: 4123

    Employee Status: Regular

    Grade: K

    Requisition ID: 83066


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