Director, Generative AI for Education Hub

Stanford University
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Job Description

The Stanford Accelerator for Learning seeks a full-time Director of the Generative AI for Education Hub to serve as the principal organizing force in designing and implementing our new Hub for Generative AI in Education (the AI in Ed Hub). This position has a unique opportunity to build a large and ambitious initiative. If you are highly strategic, experienced in both education change and research, are passionate about equalizing and improving educational opportunities, and want a front row seat for a project that will shape the future of learning, this position may be for you!

This position is based on Stanford’s main campus and will be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement (partly in-person, partly remote). Interested applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing why they are interested in this position at this stage in their career.

Note: This is a 1-year fixed term position that may be renewed subject to funding and operational need.


Housed at Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Stanford Accelerator for Learning is the first university-wide initiative connecting scholars across disciplines and with external partners to bridge research, innovation, practice, and policy, and bring quality scalable and equitable learning experiences to all learners, throughout the lifespan. The Stanford Accelerator for Learning focuses on learning challenges most in need of new discoveries, evidence, and solutions and where we believe Stanford can make the most difference. Those include: adult learning, digital learning, early childhood education and development, equity in learning, learning differences, and policy & system change. The AI in Ed Hub sits inside the SCALE Initiative of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, which focuses on educational systems change advancing learning and equity.


Reporting to the Faculty Director of the SCALE Initiative and coordinating with the faculty lead of the AI and Education initiative within the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, the Director will manage the development of the AI in Ed Hub including original concept, strategic planning, and full implementation with limited. As a key member of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning operations team, Director will work closely with Stanford faculty and staff to build partnerships with education organizations and practitioners, including schools, educators, policy makers, funders, NGOs, and the edtech sector.

Primary responsibilities will include:

Strategic Planning:

  • Collaborate with the faculty director, the Stanford Accelerator for Learning leadership, faculty affiliates, staff and students to develop a strategic plan for the initiative and estimate requirements for resources. .

Outreach Strategy and Relationship Management:

  • Working closely with the faculty director, develop and manage outreach strategy related to the initiative’s communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research grants, ensuring deadlines and reporting requirements are met.
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including educational institutions, policymakers, industry/edtech partners, and community organizations.
  • Identify and prioritize stakeholder needs, ensuring their considerations are incorporated into education innovation initiatives.

Project Management and Oversight:

  • Perform the full range of the project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing, across a variety of internal Stanford and external collaborative initiatives in education.
  • Manage multiple large projects simultaneously.

Data Analysis and Decision Support:

  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize data related to the AI’s priorities, and track impact.
  • Develop and present reports and recommendations, providing insights and actionable intelligence.
  • Monitor industry trends, research, and emerging practices to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Operational Efficiency and Process Improvement:

  • Identify areas for operational improvement and implement strategies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Streamline processes, workflows, and communication channels to optimize organizational performance.
  • Develop and implement performance metrics and tracking systems to monitor progress and drive accountability.
  • May consult on the development and management of the initiative’s budget, including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

We are looking for someone who has deep knowledge and field experience with managing complex projects, being resourceful in an academic atmosphere, and leading positive change in education. The ideal candidate will also have the capacity to foster collaboration among a broad range of stakeholders including researchers, educators, policy makers, and developers. Strong stakeholder management and communications skills are critical. Ongoing success in the role will require an intellectual vitality and sense of possibility involving the intersection of learning with emerging science and technologies.

Minimum education and experience requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.

In addition, preferred qualifications include:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the generative AI
  • 10 or more years of professional experience in education public or private sectors, strategy consulting, edtech sector or investing.
  • Strong understanding of the education sector, including current trends, challenges, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools for planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Commitment to justice, diversity, equity & inclusion and a passion for improving lives through learning.
  • Demonstrated competencies in the following areas:
    • Strategic and analytical thinking - The ability to analyze a situation and provide data for decision making.
    • Initiative - The ability to manage individual projects with limited oversight; ability to exercise independent thinking and judgment.
    • Empathy - Genuinely seeks to understand and respects other perspectives from academia, educators, policy makers/advocates and private sector innovators and funders.
    • Creativity - Consistently generates and employs original ideas for themselves and for others, tackling both simple and complex problems.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The expected pay range for this position is $126,00 - 166k per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Why Stanford is for You

Stanford’s dedicated 16,000+ staff, who come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global scale. We provide market competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks align with what matters to you:

Freedom to grow. As part of one of the greatest intellectual center in the world, take advantage of development programs, tuition reimbursement plus $800 you receive annually towards skill-building classes, or audit a Stanford course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.

A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.

A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.

Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Create an avatar and participate in virtual reality adventures or join one with fellow staff on Stanford vacations!

Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones, outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more.

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

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.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.

  • Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
  • This is a fixed-term position with an end date of one year and is renewable based on performance and funding
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

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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Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California. The campus occupies 8,180 acres, among the largest in the United States, and enrolls over 17,000 students. Stanford is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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