Assistant Director, Knowledge Lab
Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
The Knowledge Lab seeks to leverage insights into the dynamics of knowledge creation and advances in large-scale computation to reimaging the scientific and scholarly process of the future by identifying gaps in the global knowledge landscape, areas of rich potential for breakthroughs, and automating discovery through the generation of novel, potentially high impact hypotheses. By developing and blending a rich set of computational tools and techniques with novel scientific methods, Knowledge Lab is uncovering deep insights into the fundamental processes by which knowledge is conceived, validated, shared, and reinforced, and capitalizing on these insights to accelerate scientific progress by conceiving of and implementing revolutionary computational approaches to reading, reasoning, and hypothesis design that transcend the capacity of individual researchers and traditional teams.
- The Assistant Director oversees multi-year research projects, routine matters with funding agencies, and daily operations of the Knowledge lab, and provides direct task-related support to the Director. The Assistant Director manages finances, research activities, and performance reports according to funding agency requirements; initiates hiring and payroll for research assistants and payments to academic collaborators; and makes travel and lodging arrangements for academic visitors. Where appropriate, the Assistant Director may participate in the design and management of research projects and preparation of grant proposals. The Assistant Director will maintain the Knowledge Lab's website and design and edit other communications materials.
- Manages the day-to-day activities of the Center. Supervises the staff, coordinates the workflow, and ensures efficient operation of the Center.
- Assists in setting Center goals and planning educational programs and initiatives.
- Works with the Director and working committees to evaluate programs and/or research proposals and identifies and implements new Center priorities. Develops, coordinates, and supervises events and programs, including seminars, conferences, workshops, public lectures, visiting scholars programs, and outreach activities.
- Manages the Center's budget and exercises financial oversight on all endowed funds and grants from private foundations and individual donors.
- May assist with fundraising efforts. Seeks other new funding opportunities. Writes grant proposals in collaboration with the Center's director.
- May develop short and long term programmatic and administrative goals. Writes and edits communication materials.
- May conduct research in accordance with scholarly interests.
- Serves as a liaison with other Centers on campus and with related professional associations and community groups.
- Typically manages Center facilities.
- Recruits and supervises student volunteers as necessary.
- Ability to work closely with senior University and other officials.
- Ability to work successfully with University students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Exposure to, and an understanding of, an academically rigorous research university environment.
- Knowledge of local and national philanthropic communities and cultural institutions.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree required
- Masters/Ph.D. also considered
- A minimum of three years administrative, managerial, or related experience required
- Grant proposal experience required.
- Experience with program planning, budget management, staff management, and customer service preferred.
- Experience in continuing education.
- Fundraising and development experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills.
- Basic quantitative and statistical skills.
- Confidence, flexibility, and the capacity to work with teams.
- Ability to complete projects under tight deadlines.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Knowledge of standard computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, standard email and internet applications, and graphics programs).
- Cover Letter
- Reference contact information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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