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The Stanford Digital Economy Lab brings together an interdisciplinary group of passionate researchers to study how digital technologies are transforming work, organizations, and the economy. Our insights are helping companies, policymakers, students, and professionals rise to the challenges and opportunities created by digitization. We believe in the power of human work and that augmenting human capabilities with machine capabilities will lead to the most profitable gains for everyone.

The Lab is part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and is co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).


Executive Administrator

Posted January 2022

We are hiring an executive administrator to support the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. The role includes providing executive assistant support for the Directors, as well as supporting the day-to-day events, finance, and administrative needs of the Lab. This person will be a key member of a small and highly productive team. Opportunities abound to try new ideas, wear many hats, learn about technology and economics, and have a big impact in an important space.

Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature. Research and/or write background information for meetings. Participate in meetings on supervisor’s behalf, inform after the fact.

Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial research editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.

Plan and schedule calendar(s) without prior consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.

Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies.
Responsible for leading the administrative functions of a program or unit.

Education & Experience:
High school diploma and six years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications
Ability to identify and quickly learn new applications. Tools and software currently in use at S-DEL include: Mailchimp, WordPress (basic editing), Google forms/docs/sheets/drive, Zoom, Airtable or other database software, Eventbrite.
Proven success in following through and completing projects.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

$80-90K per year, commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits.

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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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