Executive Director, Educational & Research Initiatives for Collaborative Health

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Job Title Executive Director, Educational & Research Initiatives for Collaborative Health Department Advisor to the Provost Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number S19607 Open Date 05/15/2019 Close Date Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional hours on evenings and weekends as required to meet work deadlines and manage events.

Benefits Eligible Yes Eligible for Overtime No Position Summary

The executive director (ED) will be responsible for carrying out the mission and overall goals of Educational and Research Initiatives related to Health at Rice University. The executive director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the special adviser to the Provost’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. The ED will ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of administration. S/he will lead fundraising, communications and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.

The ED develops and implements programs in health education and research that will enhance the Health Education and Research Initiatives mission. The ED will identify, assess, and inform the special adviser to the Provost of internal and external issues that affect the organization. The ED reports directly to the special adviser to the Provost on Educational and Research Initiatives in Collaborative Health and represents the Special Adviser as needed.

The ED serves as a key liaison with faculty and internal partners at Rice and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), assisting in nurturing and energizing contacts and relationships to define and achieve defined and new strategic goals. The ED will participate with the special adviser to the Provost on Educational and Research Initiatives in Collaborative Health in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Rice – TMC relationships. S/he will deepen and refine all aspects of communications and use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

The ED is responsible for continued and expanded support of programs; and identifying, qualifying and developing potential funding sources and opportunities that may help bring additional funding. The ED will expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion. The ED provides administrative management and leadership for special projects including planning, implementation, execution and evaluation. The ED reports directly to the Special Adviser to the Provost on Educational and Research Initiatives in Collaborative Health and represents the Special Adviser as needed.

Education Required Master's Degree Major/Discipline

STEM field, business administration, public health or other related area.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Ph.D.

Experience Required 7 years Type of Experience

Related experience in a leadership role that includes program development and management.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- Seven years of related senior management experience that includes program development and management experience in an academic setting with a track record of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an academic organization to the next stage of growth
- Experience in cultivating Rice-TMC relationships
- Experience in business planning

License/Certification Required License/Certification Preferred Skills Required

- Ability to develop complex and / or multiple program partnerships and funding sources
- Knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans
- Ability to develop and initiate new strategies
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
- Excellent data analysis skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
- Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans and handling issues when necessary
- Excellent client service orientation
- Ability to lead and motivate others
- Strategic skills to craft and implement project plans
- Excellent attention to detail

Skills Preferred

- Demonstrated ability to be decisive with solid judgement
- Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams
- Demonstrates resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations
- Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness
- Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects

Internal / External Contacts

Internal: Faculty, departmental chairs and administrators of the faculty, the Controller’s Office, Research & Cost Accounting, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance, Office of Information Technology, Development and Alumni Relations, Office of the President, Provost, and Deans

External: TMC and other partnering faculty researchers and administrators

Physical Demands

- Ability to lift up to 10 lbs
- Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time (up to eight hours)

Working Conditions

- Office work environment
- Occasional evening and weekend work required to complete necessary work and manage events

Security Sensitive Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please tell us about your work experience and background that best qualifies for you for this position.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/19650 Job Duties

Job Duty Name Essential Functions Description of Job Duty

- Leads the development and implementation of major program(s)
- Collaborates with faculty and / or staff leadership to design programs and establish long range strategic and operational plans
- Oversees the operations, administration and evaluation of programs
- Identifies and implements program changes to ensure alignment with mission and program effectiveness
- Develops and implements strategies related to outreach, events, communications, development, partnerships and fundraising / funding
- Devises and manages financial and budgetary plans for the program(s), approves and monitors expenditures
- For academic programs, may be responsible for graduate student recruitment and admissions, student records, curriculum support, coordinating the accreditation process, managing scholarships and fellowships, and monitoring student progress
- May be responsible for grant preparation and submission or research administration
- May teach a course, seminar or workshop
- May supervise small staff (up to three full time staff)
- Performs all other duties that assigned

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Job-Specific Functions Description of Job Duty

Programmatic Leadership and Management
- Conceives, develops and implements programs, strategic plans and special projects for Health Education and Research Initiatives
- Ensures ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
- Actively engages and energizes Rice – Texas Medical Center (TMC) faculty and staff in identified and new institutional goals and initiatives
- Identifies, assesses, and informs the special adviser to the Provost on Educational and Research Initiatives in Collaborative Health of internal and external issues that affect the organization

Fundraising and Communications
- Expands local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
- Deepens and refines all aspects of communications and uses external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher in a STEM field, business administration, public health or other related area?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have seven or more years of related experience in a leadership role that includes program development and management?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Please tell us about your work experience and background that best qualifies for you for this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

     

     

     

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