Director of Research Initiatives, Engineering Research Accelerator-2013566
The Accelerator, part of the College of Engineering, provides integrated, coordinated, and college-wide services for research acceleration, incubation, and support. This includes research administration, corporate partnership, funding opportunities, business support, and more. The Accelerator enables continuous assessments of current research activities, while also identifying and encouraging high-potential, cross-cutting, and emerging research directions to maintain the College's competitive edge.
Our College of Engineering's Research Accelerator is searching for a Director of Research Initiatives. In this role, you will oversee and manage all administrative functions and assigned special projects for the College of Engineering's Research Accelerator.
Core responsibilities include:
Overseeing all/assigned internal administrative functions, assigned special projects, and relevant works with central university administration
Supervising the administrative staff of the Research Accelerator, providing effective communications to the Associate Dean for Research and other staff
Leading the development of briefing papers for the Associate Dean for Research's meetings and engagements
Handling communications with corporate contacts and other similar constituencies on behalf of the Associate Dean for Research
Leading all aspects of events for the Research Accelerator's office
Recommending and building administrative policies and procedures related to research for the College and ensures that the Research Accelerator's workflow runs effectively and efficiently
Delegating and following up on staff projects, and assisting and advising the Associate Dean for Research
Bachelor's degree in business, administration, technical degree or equivalent required. Master's degree preferred
5 or more years of related experience, including supervisory experience required
5+ years of forward-thinking management and operations experience; organizational and negotiating skills preferred
An understanding of Sponsored Research preferred
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Engineering Research Accelerator. Additionally, inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of respect and integrity. We are looking for someone who is adaptable, composed, detail oriented and possesses strong problem solving skills. We are looking for a team member who has broad knowledge of university policies and procedures and diversities consistent with an interdisciplinary environment and will support the mission of the university through their work.
Weekends and evening hours maybe required. Some travel may also be required.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: https://engineering.cmu.edu/accelerator/index.html
Job Function: Administration / Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: CIT DEAN'S OFFICE
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: Negotiable
Internal Number: 2013566
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.