Chicago Quantum Exchange Executive Director
Hyde Park Campus
34465 Inst For Molecular Engineering
About the Unit
The Chicago Quantum Exchange is an intellectual hub and partnership for advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information. Based in the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), this center was established in 2017 and is designed to coordinate relevant activity across the disciplines and associated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratories and Fermi National Laboratory. The IME is a transformational academic unit focused on the intersection of science and engineering. Established in 2011 by the University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, IME explores innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and molecular design. IME is the largest new academic program established by the University since 1988.
The Executive Director role reports to the Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange and will have the responsibility for providing a high level of project and administrative management.
- Relationship management and coordination of all related efforts at IME/UChicago, ANL and Fermilab.
- Strengthen the relationships between research programs within the CQE.
- Coordinate annual fundraising meetings with companies and donors.
- Conduct industrial outreach, responsible for coordinating activities leading to industrial partnerships, etc.
- Develop and maintain a website and coordinating media presence for CQE.
- Oversee workshops and conferences, including helping with relevant grant reviews.
- Coordinate student training programs, such as the new NSF QISENET program.
- Identify and coordinate new federal funding corporate partnership opportunities.
- Maintain email distribution lists.
- Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
- Ability to remain attentive to details, organized and productive while handling multiple concurrent tasks, and during high demand periods.
- Ability to respond promptly, directly, and effectively to internal and external inquiries and requests for service while managing competing demands.
- Leadership ability and motivation as a self-starter and learner.
- Quantitative and analytical skills.
- Interpersonal and supervisory/management skills.
- Ability to create and deliver concise informational presentations.
- Manage and grow a modest budget responsibly.
- Willing to travel to multi work sites.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required.
- Master's degree preferred.
- A minimum of 1 year of administrative experience involving multidisciplinary research teams required.
- A minimum of 3 years' experience in a university, national laboratory, and/or medical center environment required.
- Demonstrated record of working collaboratively and communicating effectively with a variety of constituencies required.
- Demonstrated leadership experience required.
- Familiarity with higher education environment preferred.
- Some familiarity with government laboratories preferred.
- Management experience with scientific programs preferred.
- Cover Letter
- Reference Contact List
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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