The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Managing Director, Strategic Industry and Community Partnership with the Faculty of Computer Science. This is a continuing full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the APT employee group. The position is funded by the University Budget with a salary that will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Managing Director, Strategic Industry and Community Partnership is part of a dedicated team within the Faculty of Computer Science. Reporting directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, the position has administrative responsibility for ensuring continuity in the implementation of the academic plan, strategic and operational planning, and supporting recruitment, retention, and succession planning.
The position is central for developing and maintaining a high performing and professional faculty and staff culture, and in establishing a strong connection with the industrial community.
- Provide senior strategic advice and support to the Dean and other senior staff on all matters pertaining to operational and strategic planning, governance, budgeting, resource and talent management, and workforce planning.
- Provide strategic oversight and manage the implementation of the Faculty's academic plan. Advise the Dean in academic workload allocation and associated resource management (including sessional staffing).
- Develop and grow industry liaison activities to ensure the faculty is an active partner in innovation and economic growth.
- Manage entrepreneurship activities. This includes the CS Square student pitch competition, the Bits and Bytes speaker and technical seminar series. Create and support interdisciplinary experiential education opportunities and other activities to support student entrepreneurial talent.
- Collaborate with entrepreneurship centres within UNB to build strategic relationships and create opportunities for innovation.
- Solicit and maintain an Industry Advisory Board of key IT industry people such that the majority of members of the Advisory Board are from for-profit corporations in New Brunswick.
- Elicit, create, & implement community outreach activities to complement the student outreach & industry liaison activities.
- Participate in the preparation of contracts and help track contract overheads.
- Prepare annual reports documenting the faculty's activities.
- In collaboration with other UNB offices, coordinate and ensure alignment on the community communication strategy for significant faculty activities and events. This may include press releases, website updates, mailouts, etc.
- In collaboration with the Director of Co-operative Education and Office of Experiential Education, create and incorporate experiential learning activities as part of community relations.
- Facilitate technology transfer activities and other industry-focused initiatives.
- Develop and implement strategies for high quality reports to monitor performance.
- Coach and mentor faculty and staff to promote a highly engaged, positive, and effective workplace culture.
- Undertake special projects, where required, involving complex matters and short timeframes.
- Undergraduate degree and ten years of senior management experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training. A Computer Science degree will be considered an asset.
- A minimum of five years of project management experience. A PMP qualification will be considered an asset.
- Demonstrated experience with academic planning and working in a university environment.
- Demonstrated experience in building strategic partnerships with Boards, internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven track record of managing resources and risk, including people and resource planning, finance, space, and assets.
- Highly developed skills in leading change, collaboration, problem-solving, risk mitigation and critical thinking.
- Demonstrated ability to influence, act independently, exercise a high level of initiative, critically evaluate new programs, processes, and construct new ideas.
- An exceptional people leader with performance history of nurturing and mentoring team growth and success.
- Demonstrated accomplishments leading results-driven projects, preferably within large, complex environments with multiple channels and external/internal stakeholders.
- Track record of leading the development and implementation of integrating mechanisms and processes, optimizing budgetary and resources, contract management, and establishing role clarity.
Closing date for applications is September 24, 2021 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.