Associate Dir. of Center for Data Sci & Pub Pol

United States, North America
Feb 20, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: The Associate Director works under the direction of the Center's academic and executive directors in managing its long-term strategy, developing and managing educational programs and initiatives, and overseeing the operational infrastructure. Oversees staff that may be retained by the Center. Develops collaborative relationships with non-University partners and University faculty, students, and staff. Creates and develops programming and manages all external relations for the Center. Provides program assessment and reporting, both to internal bodies and donors. Monitors the progress of all programs and researches the latest developments related to the program topic. Serves as principal coordinator, setting a timetable for Center events and activities and working with the Center staff to develop plans to ensure the success of the program. Fosters collaboration with campus and community groups and develops proposals, budgets, and plans for such projects. Works with the development office to identify and pursue new funding opportunities that will allow for program expansion and sustain the work of the Center. Develops learning opportunities for students. Performs grant research, planning, preparation, and writing.

Unit Education: Master's degree in quantitative/analytical area or public policy with heavy concentration in analytics required.

Unit Experience: Four years of management or related experience required. Experience creating and managing training programs in analytics related to policy and non-profits required; Experience in Data Science expertise required. Experience performing analytics in non-profits or government organizations required. Experience with program planning, budget management, and staff management preferred Experience in continuing education preferred; Fundraising and grant proposal experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills required. Ability to manage multiple projects in client-service environment required. Demonstrated leadership skills and mastery in effectively managing staff and operations required. Proven ability to develop long-term relationships with organizations and leaders in the government and policymaking community required. Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work closely with senior University and other officials required. Ability to work successfully with University students, faculty, and staff required. Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously required. Ability to work under pressure required. Exposure to, and an understanding of, an academically rigorous research university environment preferred. Knowledge of local and national philanthropic communities and cultural institutions preferred; Knowledge of standard computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, standard email and internet applications, and graphics programs) preferred.