Stanford Data Science (SDS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing unit within the VP/Dean of Research. For more than three years, SDS has sought to advance data science and its application to all fields of study. Our community ranges broadly across all seven schools on campus, consisting of esteemed alumni, world class faculty, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, dynamic staff, and administrators. In realizing our mission, our staff are critical to supporting our organization's goals and enabling Stanford faculty and students to accomplish their mission conducting cutting-edge research and innovation around how we learn from data, the tools we use, and the new methods needed to tackle the data-intensive future.
Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
Stanford Data Science (SDS) is seeking a Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships, who will work under broad direction of SDS faculty leaders and the SDS executive director to identify opportunities, develop strategy, and lead, implement, and administer the multitude of academic programs around diversity, equity, and inclusion in Data Science at Stanford (WiDS@Stanford) and build external partnerships with SDS in general. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a large role in program/entity strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
This position will be responsible for building a broad and diverse range of stakeholders engaged with Data Science at Stanford, from researchers and students inside the university to external researchers and, not-for-profit, corporate and government partners.
Lead and oversee strategic planning, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of WiDS@Stanford programs on campus. These may include one or more conferences, workshops, seminar series, and community events, as well as:
Represent WiDS@Stanford, together with the supporting faculty, to the university, external community, and other stakeholders.
Liaise with WiDS Worldwide, the central WiDS organization, and the global WiDS community at large.
Identify and develop both internal and external funding opportunities for WiDS@Stanford and write proposals and research grants.
Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for WiDS@Stanford; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of other selected programs in SDS. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
Represent select SDS programs to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
Develop SDS outreach strategy broadly related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
Advanced degree in a data science or technical discipline, or equivalent experience.
Five or more years of experience with research development in a large, complex higher education environment, with a broad range of sponsors and funding mechanisms, and with a track record of success.
Track record of funded grants, corporate gifts, and other fund generation.
Experience with assisting minority and women faculty as well as early and mid-career faculty.
Experience teaching, mentoring, and facilitating meetings with students and faculty.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight > 40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communication with others.
*- 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.
May work extended hours, evenings, or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
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.
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.
*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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?