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Biodesign Director, Health Equity and Inclusive Design

Grade K Job Code 4113 Employee Status Regular Schedule Full-time Requisition ID 96179

Stanford Biodesign is an educational center focused on training aspiring innovators in a repeatable process for health technology innovation. We are seeking a Director, Health Equity and Inclusive Design, to join our team. In this new role, the individual will collaborate with the Center directors to identify and pursue opportunities, develop strategy, and lead, implement, and administer large academic programs. This role reports directly to the Center Director.

Duties include:

  • Responsibility for our integration of Health Equity across all Biodesign programs. Actively collaborate with Director Academic Programs, Executive Director on Global and External Stanford programs and with the Director of the Biodesign Policy Program to provide additional leadership, input, teaching and coaching to advance our Center goals
  • Active collaboration with the Director of Academic Programs and all course lead faculty to install the principles of Health Equity and Inclusive Design into appropriate components of Biodesign’s Curriculum
  • Teaching, coaching, mentoring of faculty, students, and all our fellows on the topic of Health Equity and Inclusive Design as well as appropriate engagement in our future Executive Education programs
  • Active member of the Biodesign Executive Team
  • Primary responsibility for our Health Equity vertical within our policy program working closely with the Director of the Biodesign Policy Program. Also to play a role supporting fundraising in this regard.
  • Active collaboration with the Executive Director and all lead faculty engaged in our “Mission Driven Global Projects / OOS” to provide additional leadership, input, teaching and coaching to advance our goals. Also to play a role supporting our fundraising efforts in this regard.
  • Active collaboration and support to the Director of HR, Finance & Operations on matters concerning diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging where appropriate/needed.

* Other duties may also be assigned


  • Experience developing academic curricula and overseeing the delivery of academic programs
  • Knowledge of assessment/evaluation processes
  • Prior training in the Stanford Biodesign innovation process and/or work experience as a health technology innovator is a plus!


Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.


  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff
  • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting
  • Perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand
  • Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communication 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 his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends
  • May travel locally
  • Occasional overnight travel


  • 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 bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

The expected pay range for this position is $126,000 to $160,000 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.

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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