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This position is open until filled.
In 2007, the Department of NanoEngineering became the newest department in the Jacobs School of Engineering. This young and vibrant department is in an intensive growth phase, recruiting faculty and staff, planning new space and facilities, and creating new and exciting graduate and undergraduate programs, currently offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering. The NanoEngineering Department has grown rapidly with 30 faculty members and anticipated enrollment for Fall 2019 of over 700 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.
The UC San Diego Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UCSD MRSEC) is a major NSF-funded research center that supports research, education, training, and outreach activities involving 20 UC San Diego faculty. It is working to understand two current fundamental challenges in materials research: how to predictand command self-assembly for mesomaterials synthesis; and how to deploy the tools of synthetic biology to build soft materials. Both challenges require the combined efforts of investigators from physical sciences, biological sciences, computational sciences, and engineering. The UCSD MRSEC team engages key partners from industry, national laboratories, and the international research community. These interactions are enabled by immersive educational and training experiences, and they harness a strategic partnership with San Diego's Fleet Science Center for community education and outreach to benefit a diverse and broad cross-section of society. The center closely collaborates with the UC San Diego Institute for Materials Discovery and Design, a joint initiative between the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and the Division of Physical Sciences that involves >100 faculty.
Under general supervision from the Department Business Officer (DBO) and work direction from the MRSEC Director, this position will report to the Center Director and will serve as a resource to the center, interacting with senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, and community and governmental organizations.
The Assistant Director oversees all managerial, operational, and student affairs functions of the MRSEC, and takes a lead in fundraising efforts, including donor cultivation and grant proposal development. Drives the creation and implementation of communications strategies and products, including print collateral, podcasts, videos, and other outputs. Other responsibilities include: the development, implementation and assessment of short and long-term strategic management plans and goals; budget and financial management; preparation of annual reports to the NSF, funding proposal preparation and extramural contracts, grants and gifts management; policy and procedural development, interpretation, and implementation; managing complex calendars; coordinating domestic and international travel, the tracking of expenses, and the processing of reimbursements; human resources; labor relations; payroll; information systems; events management; web design and maintenance; internal control and risk management.
Oversees visiting senior scholar, post-doctoral, graduate student, undergraduate, and high school researchers, interns, and volunteers. Implements and executes plans and strategies for promoting and ensuring the MRSEC's leadership in programs and initiatives related to research, outreach, and teaching on materials science. Other duties as assigned within scope of description. The Assistant Director serves as the MRSEC representative in administrative meetings with faculty and staff around campus, and in ongoing relationships with advisory board members, outside foundations, university partners, and corporate affiliates.
Uses skills as a seasoned and experienced administrative operations professional to manage, plan and administer the operations of a mid-sized non-academic organizational unit with limited scope. Reports to the MRSEC Director. Demonstrates a high degree of independence, good judgment, and tact in selecting met
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