The Executive Director is the top-level position at The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (Center) within the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE Department) at NC State University (NC State). The Executive Director provides leadership, guidance, and direction for the Center, as well as oversees all Center operations and personnel. The Executive Director establishes the Center’s organizational structure, determines growth and development, and defines, monitors, measures, and ensures overall goals and performance expectations are achieved. This includes, but is not limited to, budget and finances, revenue generation, service provision and deliverables, work quality, customer service, public service, growth, technical development, research initiatives, and personnel development and performance. The Executive Director heads the Center’s core leadership team, and works directly with the Center’s directors in making daily and long-term management decisions. The Executive Director reports to the ISE Department Head and works directly with NC State faculty, staff, administrators, and Center partners to perform administrative and management functions. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Center’s ad hoc Advisory Committee. The selected candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The following is a partial list of duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director position, in addition to management and supervision of personnel. The Executive Director will:
Follow and govern the organization per the Center’s Charter.
Ensure Center operations comply with all state and university policies and procedures.
Consult with and collaborate on Center activities with other Center professionals, regulatory officials, NC State personnel, researchers, and faculty from universities and colleges throughout North Carolina and the United States to fulfill the Center’s mission.
Prepares Annual and 5-year reports for the NC State Office of Research and Innovation.
Manage and direct a diverse group of ergonomics professionals to conduct field and research studies for Center members and consortia.
Develop, coordinate, and manage consultation, research, publication, product development, administrative, and marketing functions of the Center. Maintain technical integrity and quality of the Center’s deliverables. Ensure highest level of quality and customer service.
Manages strategic marketing efforts and implementation of the Center’s strategic marketing plan. Generate programs, services, and products to grow membership and client base.
Develop and integrate the Center’s model of success and pursuit of excellence process into the Center’s working structure.
Establish, define, and administer Center performance goals and measures. Develop and maintain Center budget and financial objectives. Manage financial tracking and measurement system.
Manage personnel hiring, including establishment of job descriptions, position openings, postings, interviewing, and hiring.
Provide technical expertise and advise Center directors and staff on ergonomics, business, and marketing issues.
Provide ergonomics consultation to employers and employees in a broad range of business and industry environments.
Develop and expand Center membership and client base through public meetings, seminars, workshops, and other forums.
Develop and oversee implementation of ergonomics programs and practices at client companies. Provide monitoring assistance with on-site review, audit, and consultation to maintain voluntary compliance with OSHA guidelines relative to ergonomics and other commonly accepted practices.
Perform ergonomics field studies and assessments of workplaces, equipment, and jobs utilizing a variety of analytical techniques and methodologies.
Develop and design appropriate control measures to solve ergonomics problems in the workplace.
Develop written reports for clients based on ergonomics work performed. Serve as project manager for projects involving ergonomics consultants.
Plan and coordinate Center-sponsored workshops, seminars, conferences, and events dealing with a large variety of ergonomics topics for industry and businesses.
Create, design, and deliver training, education, and occupational ergonomics information to Center members, other public and private employers, and the public-at-large.
Contribute to the generation of applied research projects to be conducted in the ISE Department’s Ergonomics Laboratory. Work with researchers to develop methodologies, study criteria, and parameters for research projects.
Post-baccalaureate credentials in Ergonomics or closely related field with several years directly related experience; OR a bachelors degree in a closely related field with several years directly related experience.
Experience managing a service-based revenue generating business operations.
Must have a certification in the science of ergonomics (Certified Professional Ergonomist preferred).
Internal Number: 00060961
About The Ergonomic Center
The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (Center) is a public service membership-based organization housed within the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE Department) at NC State University (NC State). Founded in 1994, the Center was created to make workplaces safer, more productive, and competitive by providing practical, cost-effective methods to control occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and optimize human-machine work systems design. The Center supports and enhances corporate ergonomics effort through occupational ergonomics consulting, training programs and research.
For more information and to apply for this position, visit jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00060961. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, North Carolina State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.