Senior Advisor to the Executive Chair - Neuroscience 12360
The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) is seeking applications for a Sr. Advisor to the Executive Chair. This position is responsible for coordinating the work of others on high-priority Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) initiatives and handles assigned projects and issues. Serves as chief liaison with the Executive Chair of the RNI for a variety of constituencies and represents the ED in a variety of settings.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Serves as chief liaison with the Executive Chair of the RNI for a variety of constituencies and represents the ED in a variety of settings.
Identifies, researches and advises the Executive Chair of the RNI on institutional issues.
Develops briefings, drafts reports, and prepares correspondence for the Executive Chair or others as needed.
Reviews major communication directed to the Executive Chair and recommends solutions to issues or problems.
Coordinates special projects and initiatives as warranted by priorities set by the Executive Chair of the RNI.
In collaboration with members of the senior management team, assists the Executive Chair in the development of RNI policies and strategic initiatives.
Handles the disposition and/or resolution of many complex problems
Reviews major communication directed to the Executive Chair and his/her staff and determines appropriate recipients and roles in responding.
In collaboration with senior leadership, defines and researches new ideas and opportunities at the RNI
Assesses inquires directed to the Executive Chair and determines appropriate action
Occasional travel with the Executive Chair as requested
A graduate or professional degree in a related administrative, business, or legal field.
Five (5) years of broad high-level administrative or management experience in an academic or governmental organization is required.
Thorough knowledge of the culture and organization of a higher education institution, preferably experience specific to West Virginia University.
Excellent problem solving, organizational, and time-management skills.
Strong appreciation and understanding of the academic mission of a land grant institution is preferred.
Exceptional management skills that include a demonstrated ability to manage with competing priorities.
Exceptional personal qualities including integrity, honesty, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility.
Experience establishing positive working relationships with colleagues and external constituencies.
Ability to effectively represent the president at internal and external events and meetings.
Ability to work both independently and as part of an institutional team.
Ability to examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 180022
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.