Open Job in Academic & University Manager for Policy Outreach and Practicum Development

Job Number:  76411
Job:  Administration
Dean of Research
Schedule:  Full-time
Job Grade:  J


Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by
this job description

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is the university’s premier research
institute for the study of international affairs. Its 13 centers and programs are a hub for Stanford scholars who want to work across
disciplines on research that has international impact. Our topics include governance, security, global health, energy and international
development. Our work provides context for decision-making from Washington to Geneva, Beijing and beyond.

FSI seeks a Manager for
Policy Outreach and Practicum Development who will have direct responsibility for managing, developing, and expanding two programs at FSI.
First, the successful candidate will develop and manage all the practicum projects for the Susan Ford Dorsey International Policy Studies
Program (IPS) MA program, working closely with external clients and FSI faculty to identify and then execute these projects for second year
students in the two year IPS Master’s program. The incumbent will leverage these relations to help other IPS staff with job placement and
career development for IPS students. The Manager for “POPDev” may also be asked to help develop and manage a catalogue of cases related to
IPS classes.

Second, the incumbent will work directly with FSI faculty to translate their research and ideas into policy domains,
including direct consultations with government, non-governmental, and private sector policymakers; policy-relevant conferences; and
publications on various media platforms. This second set of responsibilities will include management of grant programs and activities
related to FSI’s Policy Implementation Lab. The position will report directly to the Deputy Director of FSI, but will interact regularly
with the FSI Director, and faculty in the program, especially those running the practicum program.

The successful candidate for
Manager of Policy Outreach and Practicum Development will have experience in working for the United States government, and should hold a
degree in an IPS related field such as Economics, Political Science, Business or the like. A Master’s degree or higher is preferred,
although not required should a candidate’s policy related experience be extensive.

Please review our website for additional
information about the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies:

For consideration please submit resume and cover letter. All final
candidates must complete background check.


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.


  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied
    stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program
    improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships,
    and fundraising/funding.
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the
    development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • 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.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

* – Other
duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and three or more 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. 


  • 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 his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally or internationally. 
  • 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,

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. 

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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