The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is an interdisciplinary academic unit comprising scholars and researchers who are solely appointed in that unit as well as faculty with joint appointments in various schools and colleges at BU. CDS mission is to be a catalyst for synergy and integration of research and education programs in computing and data sciences across the landscape of academic disciplines at BU. Founded in 2019 and housed in an iconic 19-story building to be completed in 2022, CDS complements and connects traditional academic disciplines through the language of computation and data. In support of the Universitys strategic goals, CDS is laying the foundation for promoting innovation-driven and civic-minded computing through thematic Impact Labs that act as catalysts for maximizing the real-world impact of its research, curricular, and co-curricular programs. Among a number of planned undergraduate and graduate programs, CDS has launched its first academic program for doctoral education in computing and data sciences and will be welcoming its first cohort of PhD students, starting in Fall 2021, with other degree and non-degree programs planned to launch, including an undergraduate program in data science. The Director of Administration for CDS will play a central role in developing and overseeing the administrative infrastructure for CDS, its faculty, and students, working closely with CDS administrative team and other administrative offices across the university. The Director of Administration is a highly collaborative role reflecting the cross-college and interdisciplinary mandate of this unique academic unit
Experience in serving as strategic operations lead for an academic unit, covering academic programs, faculty actions, budgeting, and financial oversight.
Experience in areas of administration and operations commensurate with expectation for supervising team members along many dimensions, including administrative and academic program development, monitoring, and evaluation; financial budgeting and reporting; sponsored research administration; support of international students and scholars.
Experience in strategic planning; organizational design; development of human resources; staff and general administrative management.
Experience serving as expert source of information, with a collaborative and flexible style; able to develop trusting long-term relationships with constituents; and create and maintain a team culture with a commitment to customer service and discretion.
Strong track record of proactive engagement with or support of programs aiming to broaden participation of women and members of underrepresented minorities in STEM education or research.
Ability to manage complex human resource issues for staff and academic roles; and to work collaboratively across all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated capacity for performing and supervising detail-oriented work, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, tact and discretion.
Demonstrated capacity for working independently and as part of a team, and to balance shifting priorities.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Enthusiasm for community building and strategic planning for shaping the future of computing and data sciences and how they are studied
Ability to facilitate teamwork and empower others while developing a positive, collaborative culture by communicating advice and solutions to problems
Excellent self-management and organizational skills, and ability to work as both a team leader and team player
Excellent writing and presentation skills, fluidity with business analytics, and proficiency in standard backend software systems and platforms
Personal commitment to broadening participation of women and members of underrepresented minorities across all levels of CDS
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