Stanford's Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR) and Stanford Data Science (SDS) seeks to hire an Administrative Associate 2 that will support both units. This position will report to and provide support to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in VPDoR and will also provide direct event and administrative support for the Stanford Data Science Initiative. This position is a fixed two-year position.
The VPDoR oversees Stanford University's research, research policies and inter-disciplinary programs. The VPDoR organization provides oversight for 18 independent labs, institutes, and centers, including physical and biological sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities disciplines, three shared equipment facilities and the offices of Technology Licensing, Environmental Health and Safety, Research Compliance, International Affairs, and Science Outreach.
The mission of VPDoR Central office is in providing guidance and support to facilitate, nurture, and safeguard a thriving research ecosystem.
Our vision is to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary and disciplinary research and innovation.
Ensure Stanford's research community earns and maintains the public trust;
Sustain a culture of integrity and operational excellence; and,
Celebrate diversity of individuals and ideas.
Stanford Data Science (SDS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing unit within the VP/Dean of Research. For more than three years, SDS has sought to advance data science and its application to all fields of study. Our community ranges broadly across all seven schools on campus, consisting of esteemed alumni, world class faculty, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, dynamic staff, and administrators. In realizing our mission, our staff are critical to supporting our organization's goals and enabling Stanford faculty and students to accomplish their mission conducting cutting-edge research and innovation around how we learn from data, the tools we use, and the new methods needed to tackle the data-intensive future.
This recruitment is for a two (2) year fixed-term, benefits-eligible position which begins on the start date and may be renewable in the future based on programmatic need and funding availability. For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter. All final candidates must successfully complete a background check.
Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
The Administrative Associate will provide support and coordination of administrative and operations-related functions within the VPDoR Dean's Office.
The VPDoR and Stanford Data Science is seeking an administrative associate to join our teams to help support the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and the Office of the VPDoR as well as the leadership of Stanford Data Science.
Respond to inquiries and determine and take appropriate action as required. Serve as a resource regarding a defined set of policies and procedures.
Perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating conferences, seminars, and events, including recommending vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, coordinating logistics, and serving as liaison with internal and external vendors.
Draft and/or generate routine communications; coordinate production (formatting, copying, etc.) and dissemination of documents, such as presentations, course handouts, grant proposals, conference and seminar materials, reports, brochures, and displays.
Plan and schedule calendar(s) based on consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
Process and monitor routine financial transactions, which may include researching and resolving discrepancies.
Maintain office supplies and equipment; obtain vendor quotations, as needed. Coordinate office moves.
May serve as the point of contact for general maintenance, health and safety, and other facility concerns within the unit(s); report any incidents or potential safety problems to appropriate representatives. Track completion of required training.
Maintain approved content on websites.
May perform human resources transactional support, e.g. time cards, I9s, and/or faculty affairs support.
May guide and train student and/or contingent workers including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, and reviewing work for quality and timeliness.
Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
High school diploma and three years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
Demonstrated success in following through and completing routine tasks.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
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.
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. Ourculture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. 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.
*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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