Refugee Program Administrator (fixed term - 1 year)
May 17, 2018
Refugee Program Administrator (fixed term - 1 year)
Job Number: 78660
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, STANFORD REFUGEE RESEARCH PROJECT
The Center: The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health seeks to improve health for underserved populations worldwide, leveraging Stanford's strengths to create knowledge, partner for solutions, and train leaders. We seed research and innovation, bring new voices to campus, highlight advances in health and equity, and encourage advocacy. The Center is based in the School of Medicine, but works across campus and has more than 170 affiliated faculty. For more on our activities, see our website. Examples of major initiatives include Women Leaders in Global Health, an effort that builds on a highly successful international conference last year, and the Stanford Refugee Research Project, a cross-campus endeavor to engage on a global crisis.
The Project: The Stanford Refugee Research Project is an 18-month project funded by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Dean Lloyd Minor. Dr. Michele Barry, director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, is the principal investigator. Now in its 8th month, the project seeks to understand what activities are currently underway to address the global refugee crisis that involve Stanford faculty, student and staff and how Stanford might best engage to improve conditions for Syrian refugees in the Middle East. A small pilot activity, responding to needs expressed by refugee communities, is in the early planning stages. The project seeks to bring a broadly multidisciplinary approach to the challenge, engaging most or all of Stanford's seven schools.
The Opportunity: The project, under the auspices of the Center for Innovation in Global Health, seeks an Academic Program Professional 1 for a fixed term role (1 year) to work under the direction of faculty and other management to implement and administer the vision, strategy and goals of the Stanford Refugee Research Project. The right candidate will be passionate about engaging the Stanford community in the global refugee crisis in an impactful and responsible way, building a platform to connect across campus and with global partners.
Participate in assigned research activities and/or programs by participating in the development of programs within assigned area or entity; implementing, administering, and evaluating programs; and/or analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses, as needed. Assist in the development of curriculum.
Write and edit content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
Perform outreach activities, including program communications, events, conferences, partnerships, and/or fundraising.
Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Knowledge of refugee crisis from first-hand work with stakeholders in involved countries.
Demonstrated ability to organize a project from start to finish, including data collection, analysis and reporting
Creative approach to engaging students in social justice issues
Ability to organize tasks and develop work plans and timelines, including flexibility in adjusting to new information, opportunities and constraints.
Adept at using Excel, PowerPoint, Word and similar programs, as well as website software.
Photography and videography preferred.
Arabic language skills preferred.
Graduate degree in relevant field
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Research experience.
Program administration experience may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
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.
* - 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.
Additional WORKING CONDITIONS:
Requires international travel for up to two weeks for execution of pilot project.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL)
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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