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Job Number:  77039
Job:  Administration
Graduate School of Business
Schedule:  Full-time



The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, also known
as Stanford Seed, is a Stanford GSB-led initiative that is working to end the cycle of global poverty by training business leaders in
developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally-engaged leaders, and supporting critical research from across the
university to maximize our impact.

The Director of Program Delivery leads the development and implementation of systems and
processes that support the delivery of Seed’s programs, including the Seed Transformation Program, Student Programs, and Volunteer Programs.
The Director manages a team of ten Seed staff members and works under the direction of Seed’s Executive Director to develop strategy and
lead implementation. To be successful in this role, the candidate should have strong management skills and should help drive cross
functional collaboration across the organization.


Working closely with
other Seed GSB directors, lead and oversee the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs.

(60% of effort)

  • Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and
  • Lead the development and implementation of outreach strategies related to the recruitment of program participants (STP
    participants, student interns, coaches, consultants).
  • Oversee the selection, onboarding, and training of program participants.
  • Manage issue escalation and risk mitigation as programs are implemented.
  • Oversee the development and deployment of routinized
    communications – including emails, webinar information sessions, and more – to program participants.
  • Oversee analysis, monitoring
    and reporting, and program improvements.

Team, staff, and budget management:

(25% of effort)

  • Create a team culture of strong customer service with program needs top of mind.
  • Manage a team of ten staff members, with a strong focus on their technical and career development. Conduct regular performance
  •  Facilitate clarity of responsibility and work plans and – as needed – resolution of conflict between and among
    Program Delivery team members and other Seed staff.
  • Lead the organization of weekly and monthly team meetings.
  • Monitor
    expenses, budgets, and finances of the delivery of programs.

Oversee the design and deployment of scalable processes and
systems (including using process mapping software such as LucidChart and technical platforms such as Salesforce, Box, Smartsheet, etc.)
(15% of effort)

  • Ensure that the organization is well positioned to leverage technology for achieving our mission.
  • Oversee the management of data and assets for the organization.

* Other duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:
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 complex programs, ideally with some international context, is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and

  • Passion for staff and team management/development, coaching, and building authority and
    influence, including demonstrated abilities in negotiation and conflict prevention, resolution, and management in organizational
  • Demonstrated advanced oral, written, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple, direct ways.


  • 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


  • May work extended hours, evenings or
  • Occasional international 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,

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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