Master's degree in project or grant related to Homeland Security Studies, including Security Studies, Public Policy, or Political Science. Substantial and proven executive experience in the project area. Doctorate desirable. A minimum ten years experience in senior positions in government or the private-sector relating to at least one of the below mentioned critical infrastructure sectors (candidates with both government and industry experience are preferred). Significant experience in fundraising and/or obtaining grant funding. Extensive knowledge and skill in applying principles and practices of management, in applying principles and practices in basic and applied research, and in related field of operations. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Plans, administers, manages, or directs all activities of a major grant, project, or program committed to a particular mission with more than one phase, project, or program.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Responsible for direct supervision and management of total project or projects. Supervision is required of other managers, professionals, researchers, Doctoral Fellows, clerical staff, and part time student employees. Position requires ability to maintain liaison work with agencies and governments related to each project as well as establishing a working relationship for enhancing data exchange. Duties will also include management of grant funds, establishing an accounting system compatible with Federal regulations, and management of all grant resources. Responsible for the development, evaluation, and effectiveness of the project(s). Responsible for identifying additional sources of funding and future direction of the SHSU Homeland Security Institute (SHSU-HSI). Works closely with the Chair of the Department of Security Studies in reviewing and assessing the outputs of the Institute, determining strategic direction, and determining the appropriate educational, informational, and research products to be produced by the Institute. Develops relationships with industry and government partners and helps identify educational and research products that will be of greatest practical use in strategy-formulation and policymaking in these companies and agencies. Recruits an advisory board for the Institute, which will consist of senior leaders in the relevant industries as well as senior leaders in federal, state, and local agencies that work with these critical infrastructure sectors. Other specific duties would relate directly to the purpose of each project. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 27883
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