Stanford University, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies/Mediterranean Studies Forum
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Other Professional|
Associate Director of Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies & Mediterranean Studies Forum
Stanford Global Studies Division, Stanford University
To Apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74751
The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum (both part of the Stanford Global Studies Division) are academic hubs that foster academic events, research, and teaching related to Islamic Studies and Mediterranean Studies at Stanford University. The Abbasi Program’s mandate also includes deepening the public understanding of Islam and Muslim societies by organizing public lectures, artistic performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and K-12 outreach activities.
Reporting to both the Faculty Director and the SGS Executive Director, the Associate Director position provides leadership on programmatic, curricular, and administrative issues. The Associate Director works closely with the Faculty Director and affiliated faculty to facilitate and enhance the two units’ programming, curricular, and fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the Faculty Director in strategic planning, academic and public outreach programming, financial management and annual budgeting, and relationship cultivation. Other key responsibilities include identifying and facilitating research opportunities for faculty and students, managing the Islamic Studies specialization for the Global Studies minor, developing and managing the programs’ communications strategy, and mentoring students and visiting scholars. The Associate Director manages the programs’ day-to-day operations in collaboration with a full-time Program Coordinator and student employees.
- Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
- Manage budgets and develop financial plans.
- Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, and other program activities.
- Coach and mentor program staff.
- May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree strongly preferred; PhD highly preferred. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience managing staff preferred.
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Certifications and Licenses:
- For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
- Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
- Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
- On-campus mobility.
* - 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.
- May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
- May travel locally.
- Occasional overnight travel.
- 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.
Stanford Global Studies Division
|Primary Category:||Islamic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Social History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
World History / Studies
Arabic History / Studies
Modern European History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies