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Please note that the closing date has been extended from 1/10/2018 to 1/17/2018. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Innovation and Analytics Consortium .
The Director provides strategic and operations oversight, essential fundraising capacity, fiscal management, marketing and public relations, and academic coordination/courses for the Innovation and Analytics Consortium. This position will establish a design academy to nurture analytical and enterprise thinking while stimulating creation of new business entities. The Director will create a Council of Directors comprised of business and community thought leaders in the South Sound who provide funding while serving in an advisory capacity. This position will solicit and manage applied enterprise projects from industry and the community that serve as a learning lab for students. The director will design and execute projects that create networking outreach and development opportunities. As such this position is responsible for achieving the Consortium's membership growth, fundraising deliverables and student success.
1. Formulate a viable long-run business model and associated operating policies for the Consortium.
2. Contribute to and manage the content of the degree and non-degree curricula and educational program of the Consortium with faculty input/approval and advice from the Consortium's board of advisors.
3. Promote the advancement of the Consortium through fundraising, alumni/client relations, and public relations.
4. Collaborate with the Academic Director of the Center for Business Analytics in defining member responsibilities of the advisory board.
5. Act as a liaison for Milgard and UW Tacoma faculty who collaborate with the Consortium.
6. Participate in the creation, implementation and updating of a comprehensive strategic plan for the Consortium while facilitating input from the advisory board.
7. Secure appropriate facilities, equipment, and collateral fixed assets per the Consortium's needs.
8. Establish a Design Academy to nurture new ideas and create new enterprises.
9. Provide access to savvy community mentors and coaches to guide students/clients in launching/managing their business or non-profit enterprise.
10. Deliver degree and non-degree curricula that emphasize:
a. Innovative and creative critical thinking
b. Leadership and communication
c. Analytics and innovation
d. Global perspectives on creative thinking
e. Financial and accounting fluency
11. Bring faculty and student resources to bear on:
a. New business start-ups
b. Assistance to enterprises and organizations that are foundering
c. Infusion of critical strategic and operations capability to ensure higher performance for corporations that have plateaued or become mired in constraints
12. Run quarterly charrettes that focus on building and launching new enterprises by community members with priority access to the Consortium's resources.
13. Run summer camps where pre-college students conceive and launch micro-businesses.
14. Teach at least one undergraduate course (2 to 5 credits) and/or one graduate level course (2 to 4 credits) each academic year with one class focusing on "Global perspectives on creative thinking" and one course focusing on "Leadership and communication."
15. Establish and manage a Board of Advisors responsible for guiding the Innovation and Analytics Consortium's overall direction.
16. Raise resources and create a community of community supporters (to ensure perpetuation of programmatic initiatives) in conjunction with Advancement.
17. Conduct searches for new staff positions within the Innovation and Analytics Consortium as funds are raised.
18. Oversee full- and part-time staff.
Master's degree in business or a related field and four years of relevant experience as leader in implementing and managing new programmatic initiatives.
Ability to meet Lecturer qualifications of the Milgard School of Business and AACSB faculty qualifications for a Scholarly Academic (e.g., a PhD with a portfolio of disseminated intellectual contributions, or current enrollment and evidence of progress within a doctoral program in business or a related discipline).
Passion for innovation and the connection between analytics and creativity.
Experience (4+ years) in:
a. Leadership and experience designing and implementing new academic programmatic initiatives
b. Project management skills including operations and budget oversight
c. Demonstrated success in building relationships with a variety of stakeholders
d. Knowledge of fundraising, and donor relations
Familiarity with program development in an academic context. (e.g., prior professional experience working in or providing services to an educational organization).
Experience with program development and event planning for pre-college students.
Success in communicating effectively with diverse audiences to build enduring, inclusive relationships with minority and underrepresented groups.
Leadership skills with the ability to set challenging and attainable goals, to prioritize competing opportunities, and inspire others to achieve high levels of creative performance, leveraging ideas into action.
Demonstrated commitment to personal development, professionalism, multicultural education, creativity and collaboration.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create strong professional relationships.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to travel nationally and internationally.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge and expertise in intercultural education as it applies to innovation and analytics with a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Strong attention to detail; solid organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, often under demanding deadlines; ability to work as a team member to build resilient working relationships across campus and in the broader community.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Experience in managing education programs at various levels (K-12 and college).
Previous experience working in higher education administration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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