[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Job opening: Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University

Hanspeter Pfister pfister at seas.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 5 20:24:16 CET 2013

Job Opening
Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University
USA - MA - Cambridge

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Duties & Responsibilities	

Reporting to the Executive Dean for Education and Research and the Director of IACS, and taking broad programmatic direction from the Program Committee for Computational Science and Engineering, the Executive Director will be responsible for the administration and development of IACS and its programs and activities. The Executive Director is expected to develop and maintain a wide range of external relationships in support of these activities, to plan and implement new programs and guide their assessment and improvement, and to work with the Director and Dean to guide the Institute toward a long-term path toward fiscal sustainability, growth, broad impact on the Harvard community and leadership in Computational Science and Engineering.

• In consultation with the Director and the SEAS academic and financial leadership, develop and manage the IACS budget and IACS business plan. 
• Plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive external funding program that may include funding from industry as well as grants. Develop and promote a dynamic case for support of the institute’s mission. Set and achieve ambitious fundraising goals in coordination with the SEAS Development office. 
• In consultation with the Director, plan and implement a program of activities in support of computation that engages faculty and students across Harvard. 
• Manage all IACS teaching and research appointments. Duties include recruitment of instructional staff and assigning appropriate administrative support. 
• In collaboration with the Scientific Program Director, manage the IACS seminar and symposium series. 
• Direct the implementation and assessment of pilot projects and other initiatives and the preparation of proposals for new educational and research programs, including degree programs. 
• Work with SEAS and other Harvard faculty members and administrators to develop proposals for sponsored support and to secure industry sponsorship for IACS events, teaching, student research and community activities. 
• In collaboration with the Scientific Program Director and Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in CSE, establish, nurture and manage industrial and international partnerships and collaborations in support of IACS’s mission. Specifically, maintain and develop relations with the Institute’s external advisory group; plan and execute meetings and symposia to engage this group. 
• Work with the SEAS Student Affairs Office and the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in CSE to ensure appropriate support for CSE master’s students in the areas of academic advising and student life. 
• Manage an ongoing assessment program including external reviews; prepare and disseminate periodic reports on IACS programs and activities, helping guide the Director and Program Committee in the continual improvement and updating of curriculum and all IACS activities. 
• Manage communications and marketing for IACS, to include websites, course advertising, conference booths, brochures and posters. 
• As part of the SEAS education and research team, participate in the planning and implementation of strategies and tools for enhancing graduate teaching and learning.

Basic Qualifications	

Bachelors degree plus a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience completing high level projects and initiatives is required.

Additional Qualifications	

A degree in communication or a technical field is preferred. This position will use a variety of computer tools including LaTeX , HTML, Adobe Creative Suite and protocols such as ftp and ssh. Interest in acquiring new technical skill and skill in statistical analysis is essential. Strong track record of successful fundraising or proposal writing with demonstrated success in securing major foundation, corporate, or government grants/gifts is essential. Advanced project management skills required. Must be capable of managing multiple diverse assignments/projects simultaneously in a self-directed and fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion and understanding are necessary.  Developed business writing and presentation skills as well the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing are also essential. Experience with open-source online tools such as wikis, content-management systems and social-media software is required, along with skill with Microsoft Excel and Google Apps.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) serves as the connecter and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are – educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.

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