Executive Director, Block Center For Technology And Society - Heinz College

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 4 months ago

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Job Summary

In 2018, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) launched a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the economic, organizational and public policy impacts of technology. The Block Center for Technology and Society will research and develop innovative policy recommendations to help promote widespread access to the benefits of technological change. CMU is a world leader in the cross-disciplinary exploration at the intersection of technology and humanity. The Block Center will build new momentum behind the extraordinary research and education at this nexus, and will facilitate a deeper connection between the many CMU colleges, schools and programs focused on examining the impact of technology on the human condition.

The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The H. John Heinz III College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.

As a part of Heinz College, the Block Center for Technology and Society is searching for an Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Establish positive working relationships with partners and decision makers in the public, private, academic and philanthropic sectors;

  • Develop partnerships with external organizations for funding as well as piloting/deploying of R&D projects;

  • Secure funding support for the center and its research projects by building and capitalizing on relationships with governmental, foundation and corporate funding sources;

  • Assist, where appropriate, in commercializing the results of the center's RD&D results;

  • Assist faculty in developing related curriculum and educational programs including executive training, and handle facility and equipment matter;

  • Develop and maintain communications including websites, presentation material, and reports;

  • Prepare and make presentations describing and promoting the Institute;

  • Organize center events, workshops, and seminars;

  • Coordinate external and internal advisory boards and councils;

  • Represent the center at various events including conferences, workshops and meetings;

  • Recruit and hire additional staff if needed;

  • Manage the budget, finances and reporting obligations; and

  • Lead staff of the center to accomplish the above.

You will thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment, find satisfaction in contributing on both a strategic and tactical level, demonstrate a strong resonance with the mission of the Block Center for Technology and Society, and bring enthusiasm and capacity to the task of developing an innovative and efficient operational structure. A firm grasp of challenges in both the research university environment and corporate circles is critical to success. You will be an effective, engaging, active and compelling communicator, display flexibility and innovation, integrity, a knowledge and expertise in the issues the center is seeking to impact, and will promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Qualifications

  • Master's or PhD degree preferred.

  • Considerable managerial and entrepreneurial experience in a complex and decentralized organization.

  • At least 10-12 years of relevant experience. 15 years of relevant experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in similar positions with positive references.

More Information

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

FT/PT Status: Full TimeOrganization: HEINZ GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVEMinimal Education Level Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Salary: negotiable

Description:

Job Summary

In 2018, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) launched a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the economic, organizational and public policy impacts of technology. The Block Center for Technology and Society will research and develop innovative policy recommendations to help promote widespread access to the benefits of technological change. CMU is a world leader in the cross-disciplinary exploration at the intersection of technology and humanity. The Block Center will build new momentum behind the extraordinary research and education at this nexus, and will facilitate a deeper connection between the many CMU colleges, schools and programs focused on examining the impact of technology on the human condition.

The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The H. John Heinz III College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.

As a part of Heinz College, the Block Center for Technology and Society is searching for an Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Establish positive working relationships with partners and decision makers in the public, private, academic and philanthropic sectors;

  • Develop partnerships with external organizations for funding as well as piloting/deploying of R&D projects;

  • Secure funding support for the center and its research projects by building and capitalizing on relationships with governmental, foundation and corporate funding sources;

  • Assist, where appropriate, in commercializing the results of the center's RD&D results;

  • Assist faculty in developing related curriculum and educational programs including executive training, and handle facility and equipment matter;

  • Develop and maintain communications including websites, presentation material, and reports;

  • Prepare and make presentations describing and promoting the Institute;

  • Organize center events, workshops, and seminars;

  • Coordinate external and internal advisory boards and councils;

  • Represent the center at various events including conferences, workshops and meetings;

  • Recruit and hire additional staff if needed;

  • Manage the budget, finances and reporting obligations; and

  • Lead staff of the center to accomplish the above.

You will thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment, find satisfaction in contributing on both a strategic and tactical level, demonstrate a strong resonance with the mission of the Block Center for Technology and Society, and bring enthusiasm and capacity to the task of developing an innovative and efficient operational structure. A firm grasp of challenges in both the research university environment and corporate circles is critical to success. You will be an effective, engaging, active and compelling communicator, display flexibility and innovation, integrity, a knowledge and expertise in the issues the center is seeking to impact, and will promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Qualifications

  • Master's or PhD degree preferred.

  • Considerable managerial and entrepreneurial experience in a complex and decentralized organization.

  • At least 10-12 years of relevant experience. 15 years of relevant experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in similar positions with positive references.

More Information

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


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Executive Director, Block Center For Technology And Society - Heinz College

Carnegie Mellon University