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We are doing a search for a new associate director. I would love to see someone who worked on networks and the environment get this gig. Stanford has a surprising amount of expertise in social network analysis, albeit distributed around the campus and there are quite a few E-IPER students who work on networks. Interested applicants can apply online at http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, job #67926. No deadline, but best to get your application in before winter closure (~20 December) for full consideration.
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
Do you have experience managing academic programs and staff, a passion for mentoring students, and a background broadly related to environmental sciences or sustainability? The Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University is seeking an Associate Director to serve as the program’s chief academic staff officer.
E-IPER is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains the next generation of scholars and leaders to address real-world environment and sustainability problems. Housed in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3), the program is comprised of about 80 graduate students completing PhD and Joint MS degrees and draws on over 100 affiliated faculty from all seven schools, spanning a broad array of disciplines. The program attracts highly motivated students with significant professional experience and achievements from all over the world, creating a vibrant and exciting community at Stanford.
Examples of some of the responsibilities you might have in this position include:
• Lead the development and implementation of a new E-IPER strategic plan.
• Serve as program advisor to all PhD students, providing individual guidance, ensuring
students make appropriate degree progress, and connecting students with faculty and
resources they need to be successful.
• Guide the creation of new courses and professional development opportunities for students.
• Oversee the PhD admissions process and serve on the admissions committee
• Expand alumni engagement efforts.
• Lead communication and recruitment efforts to enhance the diversity of students.
• Develop and oversee implementation of program policies.
• Build relationships with Faculty to ensure E-IPER’s success.
Finance and Administration
• Manage a small, highly collaborative team.
• Provide financial oversight for operational budget and endowment funds.
• Lead E-IPER’s communication efforts, including development of a comprehensive
• Prepare reports and presentations for donors and oversight committees.
• Actively engage in fundraising efforts and donor stewardship activities.
• Serve as primary liaison to key University offices and programs.
• Lead E-IPER’s response to periodic program reviews.
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Mitchell Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, California 94305 650.723.2544 (t) 650.725.6566 (f) • earth.stanford.edu
Associate Director Minimum Qualifications:
• Advanced degree required, Ph.D. in environmental social science or sustainability-related field strongly preferred.
• Five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization and five or more years relevant experience managing staff.
• Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans, program partnerships, and funding sources.
• Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
• Excellent leadership skills.
• Ability to work extended hours, evenings or weekends when necessary; occasional overnight
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience managing academic programs.
• Experience engaging, advising, and counseling graduate students.
• Ability to think strategically and solve problems creatively.
• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students and to build strong
relationships with all groups.
• Ability to develop and implement innovative teaching programs.
• Experience in recruiting/outreach activities, curriculum development and teaching, and
fundraising and stewardship.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Perform desk-based computer tasks.
*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.
James Holland Jones
Associate Professor of Earth Systems Science &
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
473 Via Ortega, Room 140
Stanford, CA 94305-4216
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