Liaison Manager

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford, CA
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Stanford University

Liaison Manager

Job Number: 72291

The Office of Technology Licensing is seeking a Liaison Manager to provide general supervision of licensing support staff, streamline processes, and develop training materials. In addition, the Liaison Manager will work with licensing Associate Directors to review staffing needs and office efficiency.


Independently administer and manage a group of Licensing Liaisons/Assistants in day-to-day activities. Act as key contact for the group.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the office.
Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, including professional development and accountability for the performance of employees.
Responsible for continued training of current staff and development of training materials for new staff. Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
Responsible for maintaining office wiki and updating information and training materials as necessary.
Work closely with Associate Directors regarding resources needed to support licensing staff activities.
Evaluate business and office processes to ensure smooth operation of office and resolve complex issues as necessary.
Analyze office needs and make recommendations to leadership for changes, including possibly putting in place new programs or processes as necessary for efficient operation of office.
Responsible for coordination and implementation of special projects.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Patent or licensing knowledge desired.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multitask.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.
Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues, clients, and external organizations.


Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally use a telephone.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

*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.

The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to manage the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. OTL evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the University. OTL's mission is to encourage effective technology transfer for the public benefit as well as generating royalty income for Stanford to benefit research and education. OTL is one of the country's most active offices in the field of technology transfer from the university to industry. Our staff, most of whom are professionals engaged directly in licensing, manages over 3,000 active dockets.

Experience a culture of excellence.

At Stanford University, not only are you part of an exceptional team that values innovation and education, but you also become part of a culture that brings out the best in you. Recently earning the top ranking in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of Great Colleges to Work For, Stanford University is an ideal setting for Administrative professionals looking to advance their careers.

As one of the world's premier research institutions, Stanford University has launched hundreds of initiatives solely for the betterment of humanity. There is a commitment to fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, collaboration and professional growth. Our culture offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Background check will be required for all final candidates.

Job: Compliance Legal

Location: Dean of Research

Schedule: Full-time

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.