Associate Director, Global Capital Allocation Project
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 101098
Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Global Capital Allocation Project (GCAP) is recruiting an Associate Director based at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford, CA. GCAP (https://www.globalcapitalallocation.com/) is a growing team of professionals devoted to answering major policy and societal questions related to international macroeconomics and finance. GCAP works closely with leading academic, government, and nonprofit institutions across the globe to generate research that informs policy and practice. The lab is a dynamic environment with a "get-it-done" attitude where everyone actively helps improve efficiency to maximize research output and impact.
The Associate Director will help promote GCAP's mission, build and manage talent, be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Lab, lead the Lab's grant-writing, and support fundraising activities. In particular, the Associate Director will facilitate relationships within the GSB and the University, coordinate the hiring of staff and fellows, financial reporting, and external relations.
The Associate Director is accountable for reporting on all lab activities to the GCAP Lab Faculty Director at Stanford University, Professor Matteo Maggiori. The Associate Director also interfaces with the Lab's co-directors and research principals, who are responsible for setting the research and policy agenda of the Lab. The Associate Director also reports to the GSB Director, Research Operations for administrative management.
Note: This is a two-year fixed-term position and will work a 75% FTE hybrid schedule requiring availability two days per week or an equivalent time monthly on-site (as determined by GCAP).
Your primary responsibilities include:
Liaising with GSB, University, and outside partners which includes coordinating with GSB Director, Research Operations for hiring and retention, working with event planning staff for GCAP-sponsored events, GSB Data, Analytics, and Research Computing information technology for research infrastructure, GSB Data Acquisitions and Governance the University legal staff for data agreements, and a range of other internal and external relationships as needed.
Financial management oversight of all required expense tracking, reimbursement, and financial management activities of the GCAP. Interfaces with the GSB Finance team and ensures compliance with GSB and University financial management standards and requirements.
Coordinate all data acquisitions and non-disclosure agreements with data vendors and external partners. Partner with GSB Data Acquisition and Governance data acquisition teams to both oversee existing data agreements and implement new ones.
Support and contribute to the Lab's donor and foundation relationships through coordination with GSB External Relations. Works with the Faculty Directors and the GSB External Relations team to develop and manage a comprehensive fundraising strategy to diversify revenue from foundations, private companies, government agencies, and individual donors. Support relationships with funding entities, including the preparation of progress reports and representation of the lab at progress meetings with funders.
Lead the writing and submission of grant proposals as well as coordinating donor agreements.
Lead the organization of all lab events (conferences, summer schools, policy meetings, donor events). Coordinates with the GSB event planning staff on budgets, venues, invitations, and reimbursements.
Coordinates the overall communications strategy of the lab (website, research and policy briefs, social media, newsletter). Strengthens partnerships with media outlets to help amplify research findings.
Coordinates the relationships with policy partners and faculty affiliates to advance the Lab's mission in policy and academic collaborations.
Assists with hiring, developing, and supervising GCAP's growing team of research and administrative staff. Contributes to the hiring and performance management of junior research and administrative staff.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Strong writing and speaking skills and the ability to represent GCAP to multiple stakeholders.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Superior project management skills with exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to manage complex, multi-year projects from conception to completion. Strategic thinking and ability to handle multiple projects at once, push forward external stakeholders, meet deadlines, and effectively manage time.
Ability to balance the mix of multi-year high-level developments and day-to-day lower-level tasks. Ability and sound judgment shield Faculty Directors from administrative tasks while recognizing decisions that need to be escalated and need direct Faculty Director input.
The expected pay range for this position is $69,000 - $141,000 per annum.
The actual pay will be pro-rated based on the 75% FTE. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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