University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Chicago-IMSIED [#16429, 202021]
Position Title: IMSI Executive Director
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2020/10/07)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is searching for an Executive Director (ED) to provide a high level of project and administrative management. The Executive Director (ED) will work closely with Institute leadership and other senior staff at the University of Chicago and partner institutions to support research, outreach, and workforce development initiatives in the mathematical sciences. The ED will contribute to the strategic vision and direction of the Institute, and will lead strategic partnerships, program development, external engagement, and communication with internal and external audiences. The ED will enhance strategic research alliances with private and public-sector partners looking to conduct research related to the mathematical sciences. The ED will have proven competence in driving consensus and building effective working relationships, an ability to capitalize on opportunities, strong business acumen, and an understanding of academic and scientific research and innovation, as well as having excellent communication skills. The ED is responsible for guiding the full spectrum of the Initiative's day-to-day operations, including strategic planning and execution, communications, development, policy outreach, financial management, and human resources. 

The job manages multiple related teams of managers and professional staff responsible for leadership within a Center and serves as a liaison to academic departments, professional organizations, and administrative units of the University. Has overall responsibility for the management, operations, financial, outreach, and programming for the center. 1) Provides leadership for a Center with senior management and serves as a liaison to academic departments, professional organizations and administrative units of the University., 2) Manages related teams. Establishes department priorities, may be responsible for the management of the center budget, allocates resources and executes strategic plans., 3) Works closely with faculty, students and other leaders across campus to foster experimentation and multi-disciplinary inquiry and teaching by coordinating and developing Center programming. This may include workshops. Conferences, colloquia, training programs, community outreach, etc., 4) Oversees a communication strategy and marketing efforts aimed at increasing the visibility of the Center. Collaborates with others to make the center a valuable resource to all students and contributes to the broad goals of creating a stronger campus community., 5) Performs other related work as needed. 

Specific Responsibilities 1) Manages Institute staff 2) Oversees effective delivery of Institute programming, and is a liaison with academic, governmental, and industrial partners 3) Has overall responsibility for the management, operations, financial, outreach, and programming for the center. 4) Operational oversight of the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, including strategic planning and goal setting, as well as administrative management. 5) Development and management of strategic partnerships including with corporations, partner universities, national labs, and professional organizations. 6) Pursuit of philanthropic opportunities to support the Institute’s strategic objectives. 7) Provide project management, data gathering , and writing for proposals and grants associated with the Institute. 8) Operational management of federal grants including relationship with the National Science Foundation 9) Provide leadership for the Institute by working with the faculty leadership as well as senior communications, development, and outreach staff to foster research, disseminate findings, and achieve real-world impact. 

Education, Experience, and Certifications: Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field. Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline. Preferred Qualifications Experience 1) Minimum 10 years of work experience in related job discipline Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover letter 3) List of three references NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under Resume/CV section of the application. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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