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Request for Proposal: Technology Modernization Project Consultant(s)

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Our Program
Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program (CSP) is a premier adult learning program offering more than 600 courses, workshops, and seminars to more than 17,000 students annually through online and on campus formats. The mission of Stanford Continuing Studies is to share the rich educational resources of Stanford University with adult students living in the Bay Area and beyond.
Our Project
CSP is launching a Technology Modernization Project (the Project) to build a new technical infrastructure in a staged process that includes a database, public website, and instructor onboarding portal. The standards-based infrastructure will be robust, flexible, and capable of supporting new features and anticipated program growth. It will also improve how our three major user groups (staff, instructors, and students) engage with the systems, creating operational efficiencies which realign resources to focus on instructor development, course quality, and the student experience.
The Role
Stanford Continuing Studies is seeking a Consultant (or team of Consultants) to play an integral role in a Technology Modernization Project (the Project) that will galvanize the development of the Continuing Studies program at Stanford. We are looking for a dynamic Consultant(s) who will help us lead the transition from our legacy systems to new, modern systems while attending to both the technical and human elements of the change. Successful candidates should bring technical expertise and a willingness to invest in understanding our culture, successes and challenges as well as our vision for the future. This project will ultimately serve as the backbone of our day-to-day operations so designing with the user experience in mind will be key to establishing the operational priorities needed for success. The Consultant(s) will engage regularly with our gifted staff, instructors and students and will be an essential member of our team for the duration of the Project.

The Consultant(s) will work closely with CSP’s Technology Manager, Associate Director, and other members of CSP’s leadership team throughout the Project. In addition, the Consultant(s) will be presenting to senior members of CSP including our Director and the Dean of the Continuing Studies and Summer Session Program.
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.