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Director of Policy and Society

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION: The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) is a rapidly growing institute within the Dean of Research. As an independent research institute, HAI's mission is to advance AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition. What's unique about HAI is that it balances diverse expertise and integration of AI across human-centered systems and applications in a setting that could only be offered by Stanford University. In realizing our mission, our staff are critical to supporting our organization's goals and enabling Stanford faculty and students to accomplish its mission conducting cutting-edge research with the objective of formulating innovative solutions to global challenges. Together we're helping to build the future of AI.The HAI Policy and Society team plays a leading role not only in producing critical scholarship on AI governance and appropriate uses, but by also serving as a convener of national and global AI discussions. We engage with AI leaders across all sectors to address the urgent questions at the intersection of technology, policy, and society, positioning itself to be a natural hub for policy and societal impact in human-centered AI.Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:

  • We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
  • We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community. -
  • We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
  • We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation. POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Policy and Society reports to the Deputy Director of HAI and is responsible for leading HAI's engagement with governments and civil society organizations, developing mutually beneficial relationships that advance the mission, purpose, and agenda of HAI. This role requires strategic leadership, effective management, and hands-on work to conceptualize, launch, and manage a strategic program that promotes effective cooperation and engagement to advance a human-centered approach to AI governance, regulatory, and policy issues worldwide.
    • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex university programs or functions with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. Manage and direct the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of programs or functions. Monitor trends and recommend programs or functions direction.
    • Act as the subject matter expert for School/unit and/or the university regarding the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that span organizational boundaries.
    • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
    • Direct and manage outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications, and compliance.
    • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.
    • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reportingMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
      Education & Experience:
      Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
      • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
      • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
      • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
      • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
        • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
        • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
        • Occasionally use a telephone.
        • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.- *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 the job. WORK STANDARDS:
          • 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, .
            The expected pay range for this position is $163,000.00 to $204,000.00 per annum.
            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.Why Stanford is for You
            Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. 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.
            --- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!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.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.Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United StatesDean of Research, Stanford, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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