Director of RAISE Doctoral Fellowship Program (4 year fixed term)

Stanford University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 22, 2021

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Programs, Program Administration and Management
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Full Time

Director of RAISE Doctoral Fellowship Program (4 year fixed term)
Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4113
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 92159

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) is a dynamic and fast-paced team that delivers programs to Stanford's 9,000+ graduate students and 2,400+ postdoctoral scholars. We work collaboratively across the university with schools and other vice provost areas to enhance the graduate educational experience. VPGE supports programs, administration, and service to the university community and graduate students in five portfolio areas: fellowships and funding, professional development, diversity and inclusion, interdisciplinary learning, and academic guidance.

Position Summary

In alignment with Stanford's vision to have purposeful engagement and impact beyond the university, VPGE has launched the Research, Action, and Impact for Strategic Engagement, or RAISE, Doctoral Fellowship Program. VPGE is seeking a full-time director to lead the strategic vision and implementation of the program. The goal of the RAISE Fellowship Program is to support doctoral students to connect their research and scholarship to broader public impact. The 3-year fellowship program will include 20 PhD students per cohort during the pilot phase; full scale may include upwards of 100 doctoral students per cohort.

Joining in the start-up phase of the program, the RAISE Fellowship Program Director has a unique opportunity to bring a vision to life, designing and leading professional development skills and learning experiences for doctoral students at Stanford. You will work alongside leaders across the university who are committed to purposeful engagement and impact. You will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute your insights into systemically changing the way doctoral students are prepared to contribute to the world through their research, scholarship, and careers.

In support of the university's flexible work initiative, this position may be eligible to be “hybrid,” working both from home and the Stanford main campus. The role reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education. This is a four-year fixed term position with possibility of becoming a permanent position.

In this role, you will:
Provide strategic oversight and operational management of the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship Program including:
  • Overseeing development and implementation of professional development curriculum
  • Managing the fellowship application review and selection process
  • Designing and implementing communication materials and strategies for outreach, recruitment and fund-raising
  • Overseeing the program budget in compliance with university policies
  • Ensuring RAISE follows best practices with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion and aligns with the university's IDEAL Initiative
  • Designing and implementing program evaluation

A core part of this role also requires skills and leadership in partnership building related to:
  • Identifying, building relationships with, and managing experiential placements for fellows with community, nonprofit, public, and private sector partners
  • Collaborating with Stanford colleagues on professional development, community building, and partnership opportunities

You will also directly engage with doctoral students by:
  • Conducting outreach and recruitment events
  • Leading core professional development courses and workshops for RAISE fellows
  • Supporting and managing Fellows' experiential placements with partner organizations
  • Mentoring Fellows on impact-oriented scholarship and career opportunities within and beyond academia

To be successful in this role, you will bring:
  • Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in education, non-profit, or government sectors
  • Ability to lead strategic vision and operational management
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience managing budgets and developing financial plans
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff
  • Collaborative, team-focused work style

In addition, preferred requirements include:
  • Doctorate-level training and research
  • Teaching, mentoring, and/or curriculum development experience

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae along with your online application.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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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