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The Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center (www.rosen.caltech.edu) promotes and supports creative and cutting-edge research across all bioengineering disciplines at Caltech. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead and expand the Rosen Bioengineering Center's efforts, working with faculty, staff, and students across the Institute doing innovative research in multiple fields at the intersection between biology and engineering. The Executive Director will collaborate with Caltech development, administration, and communications offices to support bioengineering research and education, and to communicate Caltech advances to the public. The Executive Director reports to the Director of the Rosen Bioengineering Center.
This position requires a responsible leadership professional who will use their experience to develop, adapt, execute, and manage programs of the Center. The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of operations and finances, and is expected to provide strong administrative leadership for the Rosen Bioengineering Center's flagship programs. The Executive Director will oversee and coordinate the Rosen Bioengineering Center's Pilot Grant Program and other requests for Center support, including proposal reviews and selection processes for scientific projects and scholarships. The Executive Director will coordinate and manage the Biotechnology Leadership Predoctoral Training Program in Micro/Nanomedicine (BLP). The BLP is supported by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. The Executive Director position is a hands-on role and requires that the successful candidate be able to directly perform most aspects of the position with limited assistance.
Develop and manage annual budgets and reporting for the Rosen Bioengineering Center and its programs.
Manage and direct the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of Rosen Bioengineering Center programs. Monitor trends and recommend relevant program changes and direction(s).
Create and maintain calendars of events, workshops, training, and programs for the Rosen Bioengineering Center and for graduate student trainees in the BLP.
Other duties may also be assigned.
We are seeking a professional who:
Has outstanding writing and editing skills in highly technical bioengineering contexts.
Is able to gain trust and inspire others toward reaching strategic goals.
Has great people skills and is able to work well with strong personalities.
Is pro-active, can prioritize/organize time well and has attention to detail.
Is comfortable interpreting and taking direction via email.
Has substantial experience in scientific research administration, including preparing research and training proposals, overseeing awarded projects and programs, communicating with funding agencies, and preparing periodic technical reports.
MS or PhD in a science or engineering field with at least 3 years of related work experience OR a bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field with at least 10 years of related work experience.
At least 3 years of experience managing scientific research and/or training programs in academic or non-profit institutions, centers, or institutes.
Familiarity with university operations and administrative practices.
Demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal relationship skills with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the broader university community.
Ability to work in a diverse, collaborative environment while also independently managing and administering Rosen Bioengineering Center programs.
Ability to make substantial contributions and work effectively in areas that are new/ambiguous.
Strong organizational skills and an ability to handle multiple and complex tasks and projects concurrently, with attention to detail and deadlines.
Demonstrated excellent strategic planning, organizational, and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to successfully implement innovative academic programs.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative in program development and evaluation.
Experience in student activities, student leadership, mentoring, or experiential learning at the university or college level.
Experience with university outreach or collaboration with nonprofit, extension services, or underrepresented student groups.
Outstanding record of independent publications and a track record of successful fundraising from government and private sources.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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