Job Requisition Number: 25210. The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, launched in January 2010, prepares engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. The Fung Institute is headquartered in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and includes the following initiatives: the Master of Engineering Program, the undergraduate Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, and research at the intersection of technology and leadership.
The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) graduate program prepares engineers for career paths that lead to managerial and executive positions in technology enabled companies and organizations as well as entrepreneurial ventures. The program combines leadership coursework in innovation, teamwork and management with intensive study in an area of technical specialization. This integrated knowledge cultivates leaders who can make insightful decisions with the confidence that comes from a synthesized understanding of technological, marketplace and operational implications.
The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations is a novel health + tech innovations program for undergraduates from across campus that builds leadership, design, public health and technology skills. The Fellowship, a collaboration with the School of Public Health, includes an experiential 3 unit course each semester during Junior year, with the opportunity for Fellows to participate in a 1-year senior honors venture lab. Students in the Fellowship work on real-world projects with community and industry partners.
The institute has been very successful with double digit growth per year in enrolled undergraduates and graduate students to nearly 500, making it one of the largest engineering leadership organizations in the world. Furthermore there is potential to grow with further expansion of existing programs as well as the introduction of global partnerships and the creation of new degree programs.
The Executive Director will report to the Faculty Director of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. The Executive Director operationally oversees and coordinates budget and financial management, manages facilities and space requirements, and recruits and maintains appropriate staffing level. The Executive Director works closely with the Faculty Director, Fung Advisory Board, and the College of Engineering to develop and execute strategic plans to grow academic programs and pursue research and funding opportunities.
The Executive Director is charged with managing a portfolio of significant academic and professional education programs, formulating goals, developing strategies, policies, and procedures, and directing program resources that maximize contributions to the mission of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, the College of Engineering, and the University of California, Berkeley.
As manager of the Fung Institute’s program portfolio, the Executive Director is responsible for creating a highly effective program and administrative infrastructure, coordinating a suite of focused support services for undergraduate and professional Masters students, as well as designing and implementing marketing and sales strategies to successfully launch new programs and expand existing ones -- all in support of the Fung Institute’s goal to develop leaders.
Working in concert with the Fung Institute Faculty Director, as well as Engineering faculty and staff, the Executive Director has a critical role in ensuring the continued success and growth of all program offerings within the Fung Institute.
The position has coordination and management responsibilities in three key areas.
40% Operational & Business Excellence: Responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Fung Institute. Makes recommendations and implements decisions on issues (operational and budget processes, programmatic staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning) that have program-wide impact. Advises faculty on matters concerning several functional areas, department and/or constituencies. Monitors revenue for programs and adjusts staffing levels and activities as needed. Develops consistent and efficient business practices to support programs. Compiles and maintains data and effective metrics that are used to make decisions. Works with campus and the college to secure space and facilities support to accommodate growth of programs.
In collaboration with the Faculty Director, Academic Director, and academic departments ensures the key programs and services are in place and effective. These include: facilitate curriculum planning; implement instructional policies (course content and core offerings) approved by the ladder faculty; coordinate recruitment and admissions; and provide student services including career planning and professional development.
The Executive Director is responsible for designing and executing a long term funding model that is flexible and ensures the Institute’s financial health. The model accounts for a portfolio with multiple funding sources including, tuition, gifts and endowments, new philanthropy, corporate support and executive education. Develops and communicates revenue sharing model with academic units and the college.
30% Organizational Culture and Staff Engagement: The Executive Director has primary responsibility for inspiring and leading a diverse high performing team of cross-functional specialists necessary to accomplish the mission of the Institute. This includes organizational design, people development and creating the infrastructure necessary for them to do their best work. Within this context, the ED creates the Fung Institute culture that supports innovation and encourages staff professional development and engagement. The Executive Director is charged with enhancing a flexible organizational structure that can administer an expanding and varied portfolio of premier professional and academic programs and managing rapid organizational change as the Institute grows.
30% Strategy and Development: Directs the Institute’s long-term strategic and short-term tactical planning. Collaborates with various leaders and stakeholders to develop and implement strategic plans for the FI. Develops campus and industry partnerships to further the goals of the Institute. Working in collaboration with the Institute Board, Faculty Director, College Relations, faculty and staff, the director is skilled at developing and maintaining a network of entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators that can assist in the development of project opportunities, entrepreneurial knowledge, and funding.•Demonstrated ability to develop people and establish a high-performing culture. •Demonstrated ability to build and launch innovative programs in a leading organization. •Ability to build and explain financial models. •Expert ability to effectively interact and negotiate with a broad community of faculty, researchers, scientists, industrial partners, program/center managers, staff, students, funding agencies, and media. •Ability to develop partnerships with collaborating institutions and firms. •Excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple functions through subordinate managers. •Expert oral and written communication skills. •Advanced ability to think creatively and independently. •Professional demeanor, attention to detail, ability to act decisively. •Technical proficiency – solid computer skills with knowledge of software programs (Microsoft Office suite). Ability to learn function-specific (e.g. Berkeley financial systems) software. •Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. •Minimum of 10 years of senior-level management experience and/or training.
**There is a strong preference for candidates with an MBA and/or an advanced degree in a related area. The position requires a minimum of 10 years of senior-level management experience and/or training.
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