We are seeking a highly skilled professional who cares deeply about the pursuit of innovative solutions to the challenges of racism and the pursuit of racial justice to lead our efforts to a) engage with Stanford faculty, scholars and researchers to develop research opportunities and partnerships, and b) produce on campus and external programs to advance our goals to democratize knowledge, promote public education about the effects of racism, and build a national network of trusted relationships with the Center.
Who We Are
The Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ) was created last year in the wake of our country's deep reflection about our racial divisions. We are based in the Law School, and serve the entire University. Our overarching goal is to address some of the most challenging problems in our country resulting from the history and persistence of racism.
We are currently in a planning and building phase and our near-term plan is to focus on three areas: economic insecurity, including income and wealth disparities; educational opportunity; and reimagining public safety.
The Center works with Stanford researchers and scholars across the university to develop and identify new research and ideas. Our approach is to collaborate broadly and to democratize knowledge. We want to bridge the gap between academic research and all of the stakeholders and communities who desire access to information and ideas in user-friendly ways.
We will engage in truth telling, by gathering objective factual information and making that information available and accessible to broad audiences.
The individual we seek for this position will become an important thought partner with the Executive Director and with the Faculty Director to help the Center implement its strategic goals.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
We are looking for a dynamic individual who has a record of accomplishments in organizing policy-oriented conferences, workshops and related events for scholars and students as well as excellent academic credentials. In this position you will report to the Executive Director
The successful candidate will work to develop a strategy to engage with faculty across the university to catalyze research opportunities that intersect with the Center's mission and goals. You will work with the Executive Director to develop specific research collaboration plans with university faculty and external partners.
The Engagement and Programming Director will also develop and plan campus and external events to amplify knowledge about ongoing collaborations and other topics of interest.
Concurrently, we seek to use programming and events to engage faculty, scholars and policy makers in ways that may help identify and catalyze new research projects in the fields of public safety reform, educational opportunity and economic security.
The position will also include responsibility to help develop the Center's knowledge (expertise) in core focus areas and use it to promote public education about the issues.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, you will also develop an overall strategy to engage external target constituencies and help build a national network of relationships by providing engagement opportunities and programs related to the Center's mission.
The successful candidate should have knowledge of and familiarity with the history of racism in the US and its consequences, including income and wealth disparities, housing and education segregation and disparities, mass incarceration, violence, and the history of tension and violence between police and Black communities and other marginalized groups, and contemporary debates about racial equity and solutions.
Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to Center stakeholders, and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends, formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the Center.
Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, and other program activities.
Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning
Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, and partnerships,
Coach and mentor program staff.
*Other Duties: Other duties consistent with the position may be assigned, including the following:
Develop and implement programs for the Stanford campus community to promote educational content, innovative ideas, and new research about issues important to the Center for Racial Justice.
Develop and implement a plan to provide programming and engagement opportunities for law students.
Develop and implement a plan to provide programming and engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students across a range of interests and disciplines.
Create and coordinate external programming to engage target constituencies and advance SCRJ's goals of democratizing knowledge and amplifying ideas and research.
Promote SCRJ's core value of collaboration by developing and implementing plans to engage with Stanford faculty, researchers, and Center staff to discuss and share ideas and explore potential areas of collaboration and partnerships.
Assist center staff, scholars, and faculty in translating research and complex ideas into user friendly and accessible programming for target constituencies.
Assist with creation of a national network of trusted relationships and followers and produce programming to keep them engaged.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Graduate degree and three years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience, though our preference is at least five years of experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to develop program partnerships and research collaborations with Stanford faculty, scholars and researchers and other thought leaders.
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting knowledge of issues relating to racial equity and racial justice.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Additional Preferred Skills:
Accomplished background in organizing policy-oriented conferences, workshops or related events for scholars and students.
Collaborative work style, and experience working with teams.
Experience working with complex ideas and research and ability to translate ideas for different audiences.
Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of constituencies including scholars, researchers, policymakers, community groups, nonprofit leaders and government officials.
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.
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 https://adminguide.stanford.edu/
About Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School is one of the nation's leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Its alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business and high technology. Faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis, and contribute regularly to the nation's press as legal and policy experts. Stanford Law School has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change.
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
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.
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