Opportunities in the Department of Chemistry

Sapp Building Manager

School/Unit Description: The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments—from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology—as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Department/Program Description: The mission of the Stanford Chemistry Department is to deliver excellence in education and research by attracting the very best faculty and students.  The Department serves 25 faculty members, 5 lecturers, ~90 postdocs, ~250 PhD students, 10 research staff, and 30 administrative staff, with an annual consolidated budget of approximately $30 million. The Department facilities consist of over 300,000 square feet of research, classroom and administrative space spread over 6 buildings.   This position reports into the Vice Chair for the Department.

Position Summary: The Chemistry Department is seeking a Building Manager for the Sapp Center.  This position will focus on supporting teaching and learning activities in the Sapp facility and will work under general supervision of the Facilities Manager and as a member of a team of facilities professionals.  Within the Sapp Center, there are 7 instructional classrooms of varying size, 10 teaching laboratories and a Science Library.  The successful candidate will work closely with teaching professionals who also have offices in the facility, as well as a team of facilities professionals supporting the chemistry and biology quad.  Candidates must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. It is critical that this position practice sound judgment in decision-making, effective written and oral communication, maintain strong attention to detail and exhibit respectful relationship management. The successful candidate should have a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, keep abreast or all policies and procedures as they relate to building and facilities management, and be able to translate this information into operational success.  This position is a fully on-premises role.

For more information and to apply, please visit Stanford Careers.

Events Planner 1

Position Summary: Join the Chemistry Department!  We are looking for an Events Planner 1 to provide operational and administrative support to the Communications & Outreach team.  The Events Planner 1 should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized, and able to work independently. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to elevate high-impact events (hybrid) to support faculty and students in the department.

Plan and execute Stanford Chemistry’s high-touch experiential experiences (live, virtual, hybrid), such as seminars, conferences, symposia, corporate recruiting, and other department-related events. Consult with stakeholders and plan logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support, and pre and post-event evaluations.


Are you a creative professional who is friendly, proactive, and dependable?  A self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills?  This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your high level of professionalism, productivity, accuracy, organization, multi-tasking, independence, sound judgment, and decision-making skills.  The ideal candidate is a motivated person with a positive attitude and a passion for customer service and supporting others to manage a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced academic environment with frequently shifting priorities.

In this role, you will:

  • Design, plan, implement, coordinate, and market customized events.
  • Evaluate and select vendors and providers of services considering stakeholder requests and requirements.
  • Serve as a member of an events team and contribute to a wide variety of functional areas including decisions around budget allocation, event logistics and facilities.
  • Consult with stakeholders to determine objectives and requirements.
  • Inspect event facilities to ensure they conform to the event needs.
  • Manage accounting operations relating to registration, including daily accounting procedures and reports, final monetary summaries, and/or account transfers.
  • May serve as project leader on smaller scale events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events or manage program elements of larger scale events.
  • Utilize and/or maintain complex databases. May use specialized event planning software.
  • May inspect event facilities for maintenance, janitorial and fire safety issues.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Associate degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated success planning events.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving skills, taking initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and customer service skills. Must be well organized and detailed oriented.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and other online documents, such as Google Docs.
  • Ability to interact and successfully collaborate with a broad spectrum of contributing groups and customers.

**Potential for hybrid arrangement**

For more information and to apply, please visit Stanford Careers.