Program Manager - 73789
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The Program Manager, Effective Philanthropy Lab (EPL) works with the Faculty Co-Director Paul Brest, who is the PI for EPL, and Lab Director Nadia Roumani. Along with the Lab Director, the Program Manager provides strategic oversight of EPL activities, supports research, and provides programmatic, operational and communications leadership for EPL programs, events, outreach and research activities. The Program Manager is also responsible for supervising and training interns, contingent employees, and consultants.
EPL is an interdisciplinary research initiative based at Stanford PACS. It works at the intersection of human centered design, strategic philanthropy, and the behavioral sciences, to design and test methods, messages, products and services to increase donor impact. As a research center we use these methodologies, which are often underutilized in the donor education space, to build the knowledge base needed for individuals to make more informed decisions about their philanthropy. The Effective Philanthropy Lab serves a unique niche by defining and bridging the gap between research-based knowledge of donor behavior and organizations that support and educate high net worth donors. As the scope of the labs research is expanding, the complexity and volume of our research initiatives is also increasing. As such there is urgent need to add capacity in the form of an experienced program manager who can provide operational and strategic direction to the lab.
Under the guidance of senior management, the Program Manager will participate in the development and implementation of marketing initiatives, enabling programs, services, events and/or products to meet business objectives.
- Recommend and execute marketing strategies to meet business objectives.
- Manage marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives, including collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendor partners.
- Implement integrated marketing communications and brand strategy, across a variety of channels (i.e., digital and print).
- Oversee design and production of marketing materials from inception to deployment.
- Conduct market research, including competitive benchmarking, and analyze program/event effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting.
- Assess market opportunities and track market trends. Recommend marketing improvements based on findings.
- Plan and execute events to support marketing objectives.
- Manage vendors/consultants on specific projects.
- Manage project/program budget(s) and coordinate invoice processing.
- May oversee interns and other contingent staff; provide staff training.
- * - Other duties may also be assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience; seven preferred, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Previous experience in product, program and/or services marketing.
- Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
- Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Understands how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels including digital and print.
- Experience with market research and data analysis.
- Demonstrated problem solver.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of and experience in philanthropy/social sector.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with minimal guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
- Ability to work with human study participants.
- Supervisory skills.
Certifications and Licenses:
- Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
- Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - 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.
- Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
- 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.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
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.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences
Job Code: 4893