Administrative Associate Jobs in Redwood City at Stanford University

Title: Administrative Associate

Company: Stanford University

Location: Redwood City

The Stanford King Center on Global Development is a Stanford University research center working to improve the lives of the world’s poor. Operating under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the Stanford King Center catalyzes Stanford’s distinctive strengths in global poverty and development research to turn path-breaking research into real-world results. To this end, the King Center supports research initiatives that unite Stanford faculty working on different areas of international development, including big data for development, governance and service delivery in Africa, conflict and polarization, and global productivity and economic growth. The King Center provides hands-on research and experiential learning opportunities for students eager to explore the challenges and opportunities of the developing world, and funds original student research. The Center also sponsors a number of events, including faculty workshops, high-level policy conferences, as well as visiting scholar programs. The Center disseminates findings through working papers, policy notes, and online material.

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.


The Stanford King Center on Global Development seeks an Administrative Associate to provide administrative and operational support for the King Center’s programs, activities, and events. The Administrative Associate will be the first contact for inquiries about the center and its programs and the liaison for center visitors. The Administrative Associate will provide administrative support for student programs and faculty research initiatives and work with the center’s event planner in planning and executing conferences, speaker series, and other events throughout the year. The Administrative Associate will process a variety of financial transactions using Oracle Financials, support travel arrangements including international travel, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate is a highly motivated self-starter and should thrive on interacting with multiple constituents and supporting a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a friendly and efficient team member to provide informed, coordinated, timely, and proactive support. The ability to foster community with students, faculty, and staff is central to the job. This position reports to the King Center’s Administration and Finance Manager. This is a 100% FTE on-site position. Past experience at Stanford is a plus.


Respond to inquiries and determine and take appropriate action as required. Serve as a resource regarding a defined set of policies and procedures.

Perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating conferences, seminars, and events, including recommending vendors for s…

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