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Senior Director, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Executive/Management/Director, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry, Physics, Computer and Information Science, Data Science

Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $105,000 - $120,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

March 29, 2023; position open until filled (revised)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and resume.

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program (KCGIP) at the Knight Campus trains students in real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial research laboratory - and at the interview table. We believe an advanced degree should help students land a job and prepare them for a successful career. The program currently has multiple degree programs including Bioinformatics, PV & Semiconductor Devise Processing, Optical Materials & Devices, Polymer Science, and Molecular Sensors. The program is also growing and creating new degree tracks to align with industry needs in areas such as Data Science. The KCGIP currently enrolls over 130 graduate students annually, and is expected to have significant enrollment growth as new degree tracks are launched over the next 2-5 years.

Position Summary

The Senior Director, KCGIP oversees the internship programs/tracks including supervision of the program directors, new course development and strategy, curriculum oversight, setting and reviewing program budgets, strategic reviews on industry partnerships, student recruitment targets, identifying teaching lab equipment needs, and internal stakeholder engagement. The Senior Director will be responsible for the execution of internship programs/tracks and will ensure that curriculum meets industry needs and degree requirements. The Senior Director will also partner with the Assistant Vice President on new business development and internal/external relationship management. Substantial scientific expertise in a discipline relevant to the internship programs/tracks is required.

Minimum Requirements

• An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a relevant scientific discipline such as Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer and Information Science, Data Science, Physics, etc.
• Three years of academic or research program leadership including personnel management in an institution of higher education.
• One year of external facing relationship management

Professional Competencies

• Project management and organizational skills.
• Effective communication skills.
• Strategic planning skills in a program or unit leadership role.
• Mentoring, coaching and professional development skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• External/industry experience in a scientific or research capacity outside of a higher education institution.
• Graduate level teaching and curriculum development experience.
• Professional development training experience.
• Experience providing financial oversight and budget planning.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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