HAI Program Manager
Stanford University
 Stanford, CA

AI 100 Program Manager

Job Title: Academic Program Professional 2

Job code: 4112

Job Grade: J

Exemption: Exempt

The HAI Research Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing programs and projects that further the research and real world impact objectives of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Research Programs.

The Program Manager is responsible for creating strategic plans, organizing and communicating timelines for large and multi-year projects, and ensuring the execution of tasks on the path to on-time project completion. Evaluates the impact and effectiveness of HAI activities and makes recommendations to strengthen the work of the institute and its impact on society.

The incumbent must be capable of operating with substantial autonomy, in a startup environment with a high degree of ambiguity. Entrepreneurial and a self-starter, the Program Manager will work across HAI to ensure coordination of various workstreams, and independently identify and execute on opportunities to create synergies between activities or launch new projects that advance HAI's mission.

Incumbent also serves as program manager for the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI 100), collaborating closely with the distinguished AI 100 Steering Committee, and contributes to the annual AI Index report.

Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and attention to detail. Capable of representing HAI to external audiences, including senior faculty, industry executives, and policymakers, among others.

This position is a two-year fixed-term appointment, which is renewable based on performance and funding.


Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.


  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
  • - Other duties may also be assigned.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • - 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.


  • 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

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 83775