The US Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an education and research center located within the Electrical Engineering Department in Stanford University School of Engineering. The US-ATMC programs focus on the integration of practical perspectives into international strategic technology management as well as the analysis of research trends in selected areas of leading-edge technologies. These initiatives contribute to Stanford’s research infrastructure as well as providing technology trends for the domestic and Asia-Pacific business community.
To assist us with these initiatives, we are actively recruiting for an Assistant Director to run existing programs and independently identify new programs and sponsors. This position reports into the Director of the US-ATMC and in his absence acts on his behalf. This is a collaborative working relationship with a high degree of autonomy within the parameter of the center’s program objectives. Under the general supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director plays an integral role in developing and delivering all of the US-ATMC’s programs and activities.
The Assistant Director cooperates closely with the Director in program planning; s/he takes independent initiative in identifying new opportunities, providing recommendations to the Director in regard to possible program themes, funding sources, partner organizations and guest speakers, and frameworks for external cooperation. The Assistant Director independently develops publicity, marketing, and business development options for these programs so as to maximize the cost-effectiveness of US-ATMC funds. S/he is also responsible for developing the public face of the US-ATMC in various media, including its Website.
The Assistant Director manages, and is responsible for, the smooth delivery of US-ATMC programs, including financial projections, budget execution, processing and support of Visiting Scholars from foreign countries, and negotiation with external vendors, the landlord and co-tenants of the off-campus office. S/he may participate directly in US-ATMC research efforts into areas such as Asia business and technology surveys and market projections, and s/he assists the Director in supervising the efforts of graduate student research assistants, guiding the activities of visiting scholars, and reporting to external sponsors. The Assistant Director supports the Director in all areas of the Director’s responsibilities, including both strategy and logistics.
Our ideal candidate must have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Asia business and technology issues and trends in the context of globalization, and the initiative to develop and implement programs to meet current and future needs. Must have superior organization and planning skills for program delivery. Must be accurate and detail oriented in handling logistics and fiscal matters. Needs a solid understanding of basic accounting and also Stanford University policies in regard to external relationships and funding. Knowledge and experience in developing marketing and publicity materials is essential. Experience with website development preferred. The ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with individuals both internal and external to Stanford is essential to the success of this position. Advanced degree required with at least 3 years of related experience. Knowledge of Oracle Financials and ReportMart strongly preferred.