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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, job #67926. No deadline, but best to get your application in before winter closure (~20 December) for full consideration.

Associate Director
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

communications strategy.

	• 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) •

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.

Physical Requirements*:

• 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

phone:	650-721-2484
fax:	650-498-5099
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