The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history.
Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The American Institutions Senior Program Manager (AISPM) will manage the administrative and programmatic functions of the newly founded Center for the Revitalization of American Political Institutions (hereafter the Center). The AISPM will report to the Senior Fellow directing the Center and needs to be able to carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision.
These responsibilities include (but are not limited to) public relations management, high-level administrative support, and communications outreach for both the Center and Senior Fellow directing the Center. This role requires an ability to interface with Hoover senior fellows and Stanford faculty, staff of all levels, students, high-ranking public officials, and other visitors to Hoover. Discretion, an ability to multi-task, and enthusiasm about programs on US politics are a must.
The position will be responsible for three major activities but will include other duties as assigned: (1) facilitating the activities of individuals contributing to the Center’s programs that may include conferences, publications, visits to the Stanford campus and Hoover’s Washington office, and educational programming; (2) communications, writing, and editorial work in support of projects undertaken by the Center; (3) disseminating communications in coordination with other Hoover staff in areas of strategic outreach and media relations.
Key roles and responsibilities
- Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant policy and societal implications, requiring subject matter expertise.
- Evaluate programs or functions, policies and procedures. Identify issues and develop solutions that may include new programs, policies and procedures.
- Represent the Center including by providing information and/or training.
- Represent the Center to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
- Review and analyze political and policy developments to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
- Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
- May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
- Direct and/or supervise staff as necessary.
Experience and skills
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines. – Excellent writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with high profile stakeholders, including fellows and faculty, staff, policy officials, and others.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and partnership environment.
- Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
- Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
- Ability to direct the work of others, for tasks requiring supervision.
- Strong interest and/or experience in current affairs, academia, and politics.
- Experience with and basic knowledge of skills in the production and management of podcasts, social media, websites, and publishing platforms.