The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT) is a partnership between the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering and the University of Rhode Island (URI) College of Engineering, which aspire to be a partner with the submarine industry, technology industry, and US government. The Institute invites applications and/or nominations for the position of Executive Director (University Staff Professional 3). The Executive Director will be responsible for all operations of the Institute, as well as all strategic planning, collaboration and coordination among partners. In addition, the Executive Director will receive adequate fiscal and personnel resources. The Executive Director will possess: (i) a proven track record of experience with Naval Research & Development (R&D) enterprise; (ii) proven acumen related to university based research; (iii) the technical and organizational leadership qualities necessary to engender strong collaborative partnerships between the Institute, industry and government agencies and to attract significant resources to the Institute.
The Institute’s goal is to provide a steady flow of innovative technologies and specially trained personnel that will enable continued U.S. dominance in undersea warfare. The Institute focuses initiatives in three critical areas: basic and applied research and development, accelerated technology transition, and development of the next generation workforce. This is a unique academic, industry and government partnership in an IMEX/ITAR compliant environment. The Institute allows for joint technology roadmap development to insure transition of critical innovative technologies to major acquisition programs. It also helps build the next generation workforce and develops important relationships that foster future success.
The Institute also proposes to meet the high priority needs of the submarine and undersea vehicle communities by accelerating the development and transition of enabling technologies. It should advance and streamline the design and manufacturing of the submarines and undersea vehicles, and help bring new and enabling capabilities to the next generation U.S. undersea fleet. The Institute anticipates being a highly valued member of the undersea enterprise that exceeds customer expectations by providing innovative foundational technologies that can be rapidly transitioned to major acquisition programs. The Institute will also provide specially trained graduates who have the unique capabilities and requirements to sustain U.S. undersea dominance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration and strategic planning of the Institute. Other key central duties include marketing, industry and academic outreach, business development, budgetary oversight, organizational administration, program development, and implementation of the strategic plan of the organization that aims to establish financial sustainability within five years.
The Executive Director should exhibit ability and expertise in:
Business Development – Effectively create tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities for the Institute. Lead strategic opportunities for the Institute by cultivating and identifying markets for partnership.
Marketing – Solicit and communicate with academic and industry prospective partners. Oversee media, social media and email communication for the Institute.
Industry and Academic Outreach – Communicate effectively and persuasively with all levels of partnership within small, medium and large size supply chain companies, corporations, and higher education institutions. Attend networking events that will build interest and collaboration to execute research opportunities with faculty, students and staff of the Institute.
Budgetary Oversight – Compile current and forthcoming budget cycle strategy to promote the Institute’s goal of sustainment within a five year time frame.
Organizational Administration – Coordinate and oversee Institute staff to achieve weekly, monthly and yearly goals to promote technology transfer opportunities. Oversee annual seminar series that will be offered to students, faculty and partners.
Program Development – Effectively communicate and collaborate with Institute staff and external partners to retrieve appropriate information to help build the Institute programs.
Representation – Effectively represent the Institute to media, university executives/board, potential donors, and partners.
Masters’ degree in engineering, business or a related discipline
Experience with naval R&D enterprise
Proven acumen related to university-based research
Proven business development and management skills
Strong organizational abilities including staff and faculty management;
Ability to delegate program development, evaluations and task facilitation
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication
Ability to travel out of state to meet with industry and government leaders.
Salary of the Executive Director will be commensurate with experience. Appointment will be a full-time, 12-month, management exempt, annual appointment. This position will serve all partners involved in the Institute and is directly employed by the University of Connecticut.
The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology is headquartered at the scenic University of Connecticut Avery Point campus on beautiful Long Island Sound and reflects the region’s proud maritime tradition. The campus is closely located to the shipbuilding industry that provides the U.S. Navy with undersea superiority.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references at UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions (Search #2019325).
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019325)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 19, 2019.
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