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Process Improvement Specialist at Stanford University at Another Source in Redwood City, 94063, California

Posted in Project Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Another Source’s client, Stanford University, is recruiting a Process Improvement Specialist to join their Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services team in Redwood City, CA. This is an opportunity to have a huge impact with a team that supports many groups campus-wide at Stanford. This is a hybrid position; a minimum of 2 days on-site is expected. 



Stanford recognizes that living in the Bay Area comes with a high cost of living. Because of this, they are doing their absolute best to offer a total compensation package that creates an opportunity for you to thrive in a career at Stanford AND enjoy the beautiful Bay Area! How do they do that?  


Being on campus means the opportunity to utilize world-class exercise facilities where you can grab a lunchtime workout to sustainability and environmental responsibility programs that make it easy to live your values:   

  • 20+ recreational facilities   
  • 18+ Mental health and wellness programs   
  • 7+ On-site child care facilities available to you  


A caring culture! We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources:   

  • $6,000+ in tuition and training assistance annually  
  • Up to 50% of Stanford's annual tuition cost applied to your child's undergraduate tuition across the nation  
  • 18+ PTO/Vacation days per year   
  • Up to 5% of your base pay contributed automatically to your 403(b) + a generous match   
  • 100% of your retirement account is fully vested immediately   
  • 17+ Transportation programs and resources  


Learn more about the benefits of working at Stanford: 



Anticipated Salary Range: $110,000 - $132,000 annually, commensurate with experience 


About Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services: 

Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services is an in-house consulting group serving a wide variety of Stanford University organizations and departments (both administrative and academic). Our teams provide expertise in process improvement, service design, facilitation, business analytics, and project management.  


Our vision is to create, instill, and sustain a business improvement discipline throughout Stanford that delivers transformed and efficient processes and services through a structured, data supported approach. Our mission is to identify, prioritize, and launch projects that measurably improve our business processes and services by looking broadly across the institution and through collaboration with university partners. 


The Process Improvement team is instrumental in helping our various clients understand, document, and ultimately improve their business processes. This team is composed of process improvement professionals with expertise in Stanford business processes, process improvement best practices, and project selection/project management. We are in search of a team member who can provide meaningful assistance in executing process improvement projects, measurably improving business processes and providing high quality deliverables. 


Learn more here: 

Meet the Team: 


Position Snapshot:  

This position will lead and support moderately complex process improvement/innovation projects spanning multiple departments or within a school or unit.  This role will also help support the planning and implementation of single to medium sized programs in the function.  

Additional perks of joining our team: 

  • Exciting and diverse set of projects with varied processes and clients (internal departments and academic units) that are not limited by, nor specific to, any industry. 
  • Many opportunities to have a huge impact supporting many groups campus-wide at Stanford 
  • Become part of an organization that leverages cross-disciplinary domain expertise in process improvement, service design, business analytics, and project management when working on projects 

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business, or other related field  
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible, relevant experience. 
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification with significant related work experience, or other recognized change/process certification. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in the higher education industry and/or previous consulting experience is a plus. 
  • Black belt certification preferred. 


Why Stanford is for You:   
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:  

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.  
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.  
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.  
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.  
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!  


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.  


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.   

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