Stanford University is home to the most dynamic, innovative, and collaborative IT community in Silicon Valley and across higher education. Our shared purpose is to attract and develop the top IT talent by providing an outstanding work environment that celebrates the diversity of background, thought, and experience of our people. We deliver human-centric information and support services that power Stanford's unparalleled learning, research, and healthcare mission.
The central purpose of this role is to facilitate strategic initiatives and staff Stanford's IT governance councils, in consultation with senior IT leadership. Reporting within the Office of the CIO (OCIO) in University IT (UIT), this role guides change in a highly decentralized environment by planning, developing, and delivering governance-related programs and projects.
Participate in planning the blueprint for technology governance framework with significant business and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. Recommend actions and/or resolve sophisticated issues that may cross organizational boundaries. Represent the program at the university level and/or to external/internal partners and constituencies.
Develop and direct outreach strategy that includes relationship development and communications to facilitate partner engagement. Maintain governance documentation and webpages, and communicate outcomes and decisions to inform priorities of the entire Stanford community.
Run logistics, including scheduling meetings and planning meeting agendas, to improve overall effectiveness of technology councils. Apply best practices and consistent processes to support technology councils. Contribute to standing up new governance councils.
Synthesize complicated, occasionally unclear information, and follow up with partners, as needed. Document meeting minutes and track action items to accelerate momentum on all council initiatives. Write memos, proposals, and other necessary documentation to connect initiatives to councils.
Provide additional support, as needed.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong listening, negotiation, strategic facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to craft and document sophisticated business systems and cases.
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically; ability to execute quickly, efficiently, and with high level of detail and accuracy
Proficiency with relevant computer software including Google, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
We're located in Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus is open and brings together 2,700 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford's culture and mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center. As part of our telecommute options, we have Stanford locations in San Francisco, Newark, and San Jose and a supportive work-anywhere program for our Bay Area staff.
Why Stanford is for You:
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 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.
We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.
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.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?