Stanford University, Department of Medicine is seeking an Executive Director (Administrative Services Administrator 3) to direct complex programs in consultation with senior leadership within the Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU). The QSU is seeking a highly motivated and hard-working professional to join their team for the purpose of developing, administering, and implementing the vision and strategy of the QSU. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of academic data scientists working on a wide variety of collaborative projects in medicine and will work closely with the faculty director of the QSU to ensure the mission of the QSU is carried out appropriately. The role of this position is to advise the director of the QSU in strategic development, partnership development, and long-range planning to continue the unit's growth, and to maintain its presence and productivity on the Stanford medical campus. To that end, the candidate is expected to work closely with the faculty director of the unit and to oversee the program coordinator in order to track activities in the various programs within the unit, including assessment of potentially new collaborations, to evaluate performance and to develop new metrics for performance evaluation. Another important task is the development of the content for the unit's website to promote the unit professionally and academically. Evaluating the current organization of the unit and strategic planning of the growth of unit and expansion into related areas are other major components of this position. Finally, development of new partnerships for collaboration and support is a critical part of this position. To successfully carry out these tasks, the candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, ability to oversee and direct staff, basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans, and a creativity for developing strategic plans for further development of the QSU. This position holds excellent career development opportunities.
The mission of the QSU is to facilitate cutting-edge scientific studies initiated by Stanford investigators by providing expertise in biostatistics and informatics, to mentor and educate clinical investigators in research methods, and to mentor data scientists so that they can reach their full potential. The QSU achieves its mission through an interdisciplinary collaborative approach where QSU members become fully integrated into individual research teams.
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 from initial concept to implementation.
Manage the administration and evaluation of functions or programs. 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 constituencies.
Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.
Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of functions or programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Health or related field.
Demonstrated expertise in business and management concepts.
Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
Expertise in contract and business development plans.
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to act as a coach, mentor and trainer.
Experience in a research environment.
Knowledge or experience in biostatistics.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
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.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - 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 or weekends.
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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