The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) seeks an experienced professional to contribute to the growth of strategic research and partnerships throughout the University of Tennessee, by developing key relationships between the university, federal agencies, and industry in Huntsville, Alabama. They will advise investigators on emerging research and engagement opportunities of strategic importance with key partners in the Huntsville region. The Associate Director will provide project management for aerospace and defense initiatives and lead specific Army projects. They will work with team members within UT to manage communication and coordination needs of projects and administer the fiscal, administrative and data management responsibilities. This position reports to the Senior Director of Aerospace and Defense. The work location for this position is Huntsville, Alabama. UTSI's main campus is located in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
The primary duties of the Associate Director of Aerospace and Defense are as follows:
Coordination of Research Deliverables:
Track goals and milestones, and present analysis of progress to principal investigators (PIs) research team, and agency officials
Provide guidance to align research objectives with budgetary needs
Collect and compile data for report submissions to the agency
Coordination of Financial Deliverables:
Work with the financial specialist and PIs to meet a wide-range of financial/business-related objectives, including:
Advise PIs on budgetary matters and resource availability
Prepare budget revisions, review business transactions, and monitor budgets to ensure fiscal objectives are met
Coordinate purchasing of materials, supplies, and equipment
Coordinate meetings, workshops, and outreach:
Organize and participate in internal research team meetings
* Attend and participate in agency sponsored meetings and conferences
Develop and organize technical workshops
Coordinate and manage the logistics of outreach activities, to include but not limited to personnel exchanges between sponsor and university personnel (undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, staff, and faculty)
Establish and promote multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator teams across organizations and disciplines for the purpose of competing successfully for large scale projects, research centers, and training program opportunities
Establish, develop, and sustain working relationships and serve as a key contact for federal agencies and corporations in Huntsville including program managers, advisory panels, chief technology officers, etc...
Use situational awareness to fully understand the specific research priorities and personnel needs of potential sponsors and partners in the Huntsville region.
Prepare and present university research capabilities to potential sponsors and partners.
Facilitate connections between university investigators and potential customers including arranging for meetings, conference calls, workshops, presentations, demonstrations, collaborations and proposer's days participation.
Work with staff and provide input to develop marketing materials, research agreements, and contract agreements, as necessary.
Maintain a current inventory of prospects and projects
Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Application and Nomination Process:
A review of applications will begin on May 17th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Bruce LaMattina, the search committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. For consideration, all applicants must attach to their online application a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) references.
Applicants must apply online through the UTSI Employment website - https://www.utsi.edu/utsi-human-resources/utsi-employment/. Click on "External Applicants" in the left-hand column. Specify search criteria by entering Tullahoma in the Location box. Click on position to view job description and/or apply. External candidates must create a new account to apply. Please direct questions about the application process to the UTSI Human Resources office by emailing email@example.com or calling 931-393-7226.
The University of Tennessee Space Institute is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.
Internal Number: 217646
About Space Institute
The mission of the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is to serve the State of Tennessee and the nation as a resource for the professional development of engineers and scientists through graduate education, interdisciplinary research, and the transfer of technology, particularly as related to the space and aerospace sciences. The Institute is committed both to providing a high quality learning and research experience leading toMaster of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in selected areas of engineering and science and to continuing professional education.