Job Posting: Associate Director Position at The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

The Associate Director (AD) leads the Institute’s strategic focus, operations, and academic and community relations. The AD manages the Institute team and reports to the Executive Director as a member of the Executive Committee that includes members from the Institute and the Center. The AD works with the Faculty Director to set the annual thematic focus and guide the research agenda.

Interested candidates please submit your application at Job # 68110.

Research Agenda and Academic Relations: Guide the Institute research and impact

The Faculty Director sets the research agenda, and the AD guides the execution and delivery of the agenda. The current theme is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. Each year, the Institute takes on a thematic focus to explore an aspect of the overall theme. The AD sets the plan to engage the community in and deliver new insights about the thematic focus.  This year the Institute’s thematic focus is on “Intersections: Breaking Barriers and Binaries,” specifically in the areas of race, sexualities and gender, with emphasis on sexual assault prevention, LGBTQ athletes, and inequality at work.

  • Faculty Research Fellows: Work with the Faculty Director to curate and manage the Fellowship program.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: Advise the postdoctoral fellows to maximize their time at the Institute. Oversee the application process in partnership with the Fellowship Manager
  • Graduate Dissertation Fellows: Advise during their one-year fellowship; in partnership with the Fellowship Manager, manage and continually improve the process
  • Researchers: Apply for and manage the annual grant from the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; manage the program, including advising and group meetings. Lead delivery of Institute research projects

Community Relations: Engage our partners at Stanford and beyond

The AD is the public representative of the Institute on campus and beyond. Areas of engagement include:

  • On campus task forces and working groups
  • One-on-one partnerships with offices such as the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Women’s Community Center
  • Advisory Council, comprised of business and civic leaders who support the Institute
  • Donors and friends of the Institute

Management: Lead the Clayman Institute staff

  • The Clayman Institute team in a high-functioning, dedicated team. Manage the staff: Director of Programs, Fellowship Manager, Program Administrator, and Events Coordinator; student employees and contingent employees.
  • Ensure the staff have the support and resources to succeed in their roles
  • Manage all HR functions including annual reviews and goal setting, regular meetings, and staff development
  • Manage the HR administrative software, including PeopleSoft, Axess and Taleo

Operations: Optimize and maintain ongoing Institute operations

The Institute reports to the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S), and the operations must be efficient and comply with H&S standards and timelines. Oversee all Institute operations, including:

  • Finance: Provide financial oversight and ensure all financial processes are in order. Work with the Program Administrator to ensure all processes are effectively managed. Finances include the annual budgeting cycle, regular reconciliation, semi-annual reporting to the Advisory Council and management of financial administrative applications including Oracle and ReportMart3
  • Marketing: Guide the overall public image of the Institute. In partnership with the Marketing Director, lead the marketing execution of the annual thematic focus, Institute materials, website, and campaigns. Provide editorial leadership to the Institute’s news service and magazine: Gender News and upRising
  • Building Management: Work with the Program Administrator to ensure the office is effectively managed and maintained. The Institute is housed in Serra House, an historic building

Skills and Qualifications

These qualities are essential for any applicant:

  1. Commitment to advancement of gender equality.  Knowledge of at least one related subject areas, including gender research, inequality, race and ethnicity, women’s leadership, bias, masculinity
  2. Proven experience working with, developing, and advising people (e.g. students, staff, team members, project teams). Our team is our most important asset
  3. Open mindedness and willingness to learn and grow with the organization
  4. Desire to lead the team and tackle obstacles that stand in the way of progress
  5. Intellectual curiosity beyond one’s area of expertise

The successful candidate will possess these qualifications:

  1. Strong writing and oral communications skills. Ease in communicating with all of our constituents, from undergraduate research assistants to leaders across campus and key donors
  2. Facility with administration of processes, including being organized, analytical, and willingness to ask for clarifications
  3. Masters required; PhD preferred.

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