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Education and Training Manager

Position Deleted on 3/07/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Stanford, CA
  • Admin - Curriculum Design
  • Admin - Extension and Outreach
Full Time
Job Number: 61261
Job: Administration
Primary Location: Dean of Research
Schedule: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P3

The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) at Stanford University seeks an Education and Training Manager to work closely with the Center's Program Leads and relevant faculty and researchers to develop and implement effective outreach and education strategies for each strategic initiative. This position is full-time at 40 hours/week, and based at Stanford University in Monterey, California.

The Center, a collaboration among the Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), focuses on coastal and ocean ecosystems in the natural, physical and social sciences and works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges. We draw on a pool of more than 80 scholars across the three institutions and collaborate with other academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations to tackle interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral problems.

The Center's core programmatic work is organized around three strategic initiatives: Ecosystem Health, Climate Change, and the Land-Sea Interface. Ecosystem Health projects have tackled the design and implementation of science and policy guidelines for ecosystem-based marine spatial planning in California and the nation. The initial climate change project involves a diverse faculty and research team from Hopkins Marine Station, MBARI and Stanford's main campus, developing a new subsurface near shore mooring in Monterey Bay to monitor changes in ocean carbon and acidification. The inaugural Land-Sea Interface project involves the development of new analytical techniques and technologies for rapid in-situ detection of marine pathogens and their indicators in coastal waters. The Center's outreach and education functions span each of these initiatives and include a focused effort for graduate marine education in the Monterey Bay area.

The ET Manager will:
  • Work closely with the Center's MARINE (Monterey Area Institutions' Network for Education) program coordinator, to facilitate the development of overall curriculum, including content for short courses, workshops and trainings for graduate marine education at Stanford and around Monterey Bay associated with each strategic initiative,
  • Lead effort to put on an annual or biennial two week intensive graduate student marine policy course and ocean leadership practicum,
  • Develop attractive, effective and relevant decision-maker outreach and training opportunities for policy, business, and other leaders that help achieve the goals of the Center's initiatives by collaborating with academic, government, industry and NGO partners,
  • Work with the Center's Program Leads, Pis, Co-Investigators, and other collaborators to help achieve the goals of the Center's initiatives,
  • Identify opportunities for education and outreach through appropriate venues, conferences, meetings or schools in collaboration with other organizations to achieve the Center's goals,
  • Coach and train scientists, staff, Pis and Co-Investigators for briefings, meetings and other interactions with decision-makers from government, industry and NGO communities,
  • Collaborate and provide strategic advice to the Center's Fisheries Sustainability and Leadership Forum (FLSF) staff,
  • In collaboration with the Center's Executive Director and Science Director, develop and organize leadership training opportunities for the Center's Early Career Fellows and Research Analysts,
  • Supervise the MARINE Program Coordinator, as well as Research Analysts and Interns working on education and training projects, as appropriate,
  • Manage Education and Training budget,
  • Coordinate Education and Training team meetings, activities and communication,
  • Network and develop relationships with local institutions, decision-makers, other training professionals,
  • Liaise on the Center's programs to ensure strategic and appropriate outreach occurs on a timely basis,
  • Work with MARINE Program Coordinator to further develop graduate student "passport" system in Monterey,
  • Facilitate social science research to improve how the Center's staff and interdisciplinary problem-solvers working with the Center communicate with, inform, and are informed by decision-makers
  • Actively seek and secure funding for the Center's education and training activities, in cooperation with Stanford Woods Institute finance and administration staff as well as Pis, Co-Investigators and Center project leads.
The Education and Training Manager reports directly to the Center's Executive Director. The incumbent works to promote a results-oriented center.

The successful candidate will have a master's degree, JD, MBA or PhD. Candidates should have experience in developing, coordinating, implementing, facilitating and conducting education, training and outreach programs. S/he will possess strong leadership skills and ability to work effectively with staff at many levels as a colleague or supervisor, as well as work successfully with faculty and researchers in developing concepts into programs. The incumbent should have a solid working knowledge of marine environmental issues and the ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of organizations and businesses. S/he will be a self-started, with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. In the cover letter please describe your relevant research or work experience.

Final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check before being hired by Stanford
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