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SIEPR seeks Director of Partnerships

SIEPR's new Director of Partnerships will play an instrumental role in working with external groups and organizations to engage our community of faculty, visitors, students [...]

We are hiring a Director of Partnerships who will play an instrumental role in working with external groups and organizations to engage our community of faculty, visitors, students, and supporters in pressing economic policy issues. The position will also strengthen ties with government and policy organizations to facilitate cutting-edge research across our research focal areas and identify opportunities for students interested in public service or policy-oriented careers. The position will report to SIEPR's Director.

The candidate will be expected to be an active member of the social science research community, develop a portfolio of policy-relevant research, and serve as an instructor for one undergraduate course each year to contribute to SIEPR and Stanford’s mission of scholarship and education.

This is a fixed-term position of 3 years, with the possibility of renewal based on performance, funding, and programmatic need.  SIEPR is committed to promoting diversity of perspectives and providing an inclusive place for people from all backgrounds to thrive. 

Applications can be submitted here and will be reviewed beginning June 15. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Job Responsibilities

Programmatic (60%)

Deliver a suite of events that convene thought leaders to advance evidence-based policy discussions on pressing economic issues across SIEPR’s research focal areas, and educate and energize SIEPR’s community of faculty, visitors, students and supporters:

  • Collaborate with SIEPR Communications team to strategically develop themes and topics for various events focused on economic policy issues, including monthly Associates Events; biannnual Policy Forums; annual SIEPR Economic Summit; periodic academic and policy-oriented conferences, workshops, or meetings on timely topics
  • Identify and recruit speakers, panelists and moderators who provide perspectives from academia, government, nonprofits and business for chosen themes and topics
  • Coordinate with speakers and panelists to optimize the format and content of the sessions to ensure audience engagement
  • Optimize relationships between invited speakers and SIEPR faculty and students to ensure ongoing connections
  • Collaborate with SIEPR Communications team on developing event-related content and summaries
  • Strengthen relationships between SIEPR and government agencies at the federal, state and local levels and other external organizations in the U.S. and abroad:
  • Oversee SIEPR’s Policy Fellows program, which brings people with current or recent policymaking experience to SIEPR for terms of 1 week to 1 year
  • Develop partnerships with governments and nonprofits to facilitate research across SIEPR’s focal areas and opportunities for students in public service or policy-oriented careers
  • Develop collaborations across peer departments and organizations at Stanford to strengthen SIEPR’s scholar-to-practitioner pipeline

Research/Teaching (40%)

Conduct research in one or more of SIEPR’s focal areas, contributing scholarship to SIEPR’s Working Paper series and SIEPR Policy Briefs, and ultimately resulting in peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals.  

This position allows for the opportunity to teach an undergraduate course for one quarter per year in Economics or Public Policy.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.

As a unit within Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR), 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, 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.

Desired qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy, or related field and 3+ years of experience
  • Experience, deep engagement, and/or demonstrated interest in economic policy research and outreach
  • Strong interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience collaborating with diverse external partners and stakeholders
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

Application Materials

  • Cover letter describing interest in the position, including a list of 2-4 references
  • CV
  • Research paper(s)
  •  Example(s) of writing for non-academic audience

If you have additional questions about the position, please contact Adam Gorlick, SIEPR's Director of Communications and Public Affairs.