The Director will report to the Dean of Social Sciences through the Founding Executive Director of the Center and supervise/direct all research activities for CGEST, oversee research dissemination and publications, serve as a delegate to spend/approve expenses for general operations, community outreach, research expenditures, and oversee daily operations of the Center. They will supervise the application process for new grants and work with Project Coordinators and project team members to keep grant documentation organized and projects on schedule. The responsibility of the Director is to collaboratively work with the Assistant Director of Administration, Business Operation Specialist, Project Coordinators, and their direct reports to ensure business operations run smoothly, project budgets, justifications, schedules, reports, and stakeholder communication are accurately aligned.
Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
$75,000 - $83,000 per year; DOE
July 30th, 2021
- Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of CGEST.
- Reinforce the Founding Executive Director’s expectations, guidelines, and goals.
- Assist the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration in strategic oversight and operational plans of grant programs, grant applications, and sponsored projects' qualifying goals.
- Complete tasks and responsibilities in a timely manner.
- Establishing community partnerships at local and national levels.
- Meeting with local education administration and leaders and partners to ensure the K-12 partnerships are successful.
- Work with the CGEST Founding Executive Director and other applicable team members to advance research publications.
- Actively engaged in pursuing grants and partnerships.
- Work within ASU (New College, Engineering) to expand CGEST.
- Promote an environment of creativity and innovation, aligning grant scope of work and initiatives of the department with those of the stakeholders, funders, and other applicable participants.
- Create and take advantage of opportunities that foster professional growth of girls/women of color in STEM.
- Provide support, management, and appropriate evaluation for direct reports.
- Provide regular reporting to the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration regarding ongoing performance of staff, grant projects, and upcoming issues and concerns.
- Proposal and implementation of department process improvement and develop initiatives with the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration.
- Active participation in quality assurance processes.
- Assist with the monitoring of grant applications, database organization, and tracking to completion as warranted.
- Works with Founding Executive Director, Assistant Director of Administration, and staff to resolve issues that cannot be resolved at more local levels.
- Maintain the administrative processes related to staff/faculty hires, contracts, and related communications.
- Work with Project Coordinators to ensure grants are on schedule, within budget, justifications are clear, database is updated, and projects remain within Scope of Work (SOW).
- Supervise, evaluate direct reports delegating responsibility as appropriate and necessary.
- Conduct regular one-one-one, department and team meetings with applicable staff.
- Collaborate with Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration on CGEST operations to support HR needs and research project completion.
- Serve as Cost Center Manager for Travel (Concur).
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and serving underrepresented communities.
- Experience with PC skills in a Windows OS environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, proficiency with google suite, and dropbox.
- Experience in work that requires organizational skills; detail oriented and multitasking;
- Evidence of effective communication and customer service skills, and thinking strategically.
- Evidence of a Masters in a discipline within STEM, Education, and/or Equity.
- Experience in performing well under pressure.
- Experience working in higher education environments with sponsored and non-sponsored budgets and projects.
- Experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM engagement.
- Experience in working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
- Experience in using Concur.