Director, Frugal Innovation Hub, Programs and Partnerships
Santa Clara University
Department: Engineering School
Part Year: No
FLSA Status: Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week): 40
In alignment with the University's mission and School of Engineering's strategy to use science and technology to benefit underserved communities worldwide, the Frugal Innovation Hub is a groundbreaking program that combines engineering and entrepreneurship to achieve high impact, sustainable social justice work worldwide. The incumbent provides direct support to the Executive Director of the FIH and supports FIH activities and partnerships. The Director will work with the Executive Director of the FIH to create and guide the strategic direction for this exciting and dynamic program. The position may supervise various student assistants.
Frugal Innovation Hub
The mission of the Frugal Innovation Hub is to engage the faculty and student in the School of Engineering to work on humanitarian projects through programs and partnerships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Strategic Partnerships
II. Curriculum & Courses
III. External Relations
IV. Finance, Budgeting, and Human Resources
V. Core Initiatives & StrategySpecific ResponsibilitiesI. Strategic Partnerships Develops and maintains lasting relationships with current and future partners on and off SCU Campus in a way that fosters sustained engagement, including partnerships with: Universities, Corporations, Foundations, Non-Profits, and Social Enterprises.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH, explores, decides, and initiates new strategic partnerships while appropriately and accurately assessing the goals, priorities, branding, and capacities of the hub.
Builds a knowledge base of each partners business, organization and objectives and facilitates partner meetings while effectively aligning efforts.
Communicates effectively with partners to identify needs and sets partner expectations.
Authors and edits partnership agreements with pending partners, and ensures that final documents are approved by the appropriate SCU parties. (Responsible for development and execution of Memorandum of Understandings, Scope of Works, and oversight of the maintenance of responsibilities agreed upon for FIH/SoE).
Creates and manages an inventory of SoE faculty interest and bandwidth, using this cataloguing to craft project scopes of mutual benefit and feasibility between partners and SCU core faculty.II. Programs and Curriculum Supports existing programs and help develop new ones.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH and appropriate faculty, strategically assists with the expansion of frugal curriculum (e.g. designing course structures and assisting with the development of interactive labs) while supporting the progress of ongoing courses.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH and appropriate Deans and Faculty, assists with the design of FIH pathway/certificate/minor.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH, manages the integration of FIH modules into related courses upon Faculty request.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH and appropriate Deans and Faculty, conducts or delegates the research and co-authoring of papers with partners or independently.III. External Relations Participates in strategic networking events to broaden FIHs exposure in the innovation space, while representing FIH accurately and positively.
Plans and executes special events and workshops for FIH.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH, designs and creates content and materials for faculty and workshops and co-delivers content with the Executive Director of the FIH when necessary (e.g. Tech Museum).IV. Finance, Budgeting, and Human Resources Oversight of all FIH finances
1. Tracks and reconcile on a monthly basis, all FIH financial transactions
2. Corrects all errors identified in monthly reconciliations
3. Processes FIH payments and reimbursements in a timely manner includes Concur transactions, quick vouchers, and cash reimbursements
4. Processes FIH purchase requisitions in a timely manner
5. Processes FIH deposits in a timely manner
6. Processes Financial Transaction Adjustment Requests (FTARs) to correct any errors identified in FIH financial transactions
Oversight of all Human Resources needs for FIH
1. Ensure all student employees are hired and accurately processed according to all established university policies and procedures
2. May hire, train, supervise, approve hours, and evaluate departmental student assistant(s)
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH, identifies the appropriate budget parameters that are necessary for the proper and reasonable execution of joint, partner projects/initiatives in the writing of agreements/grants.
Works with Executive Director of FIH and SCU Development Staff to draft, submit, and execute grant proposals.V. Core Initiatives Executes project/program deliverables for large-scale joint projects with partners/funders (e.g. Mobile for Humanity Cisco).
Crafts and manages specific work plans to properly execute critical program initiatives (e.g. Tech Museum of Innovation).
Holds strategic sessions with SCU Faculty and students (within SoE and others on SCU campus) to canvas current FIH related activities and assess/evaluate success of initiatives.
In conjunction with the Executive Director of the FIH, periodically (minimum twice yearly) conducts evaluations to determine continued relevance of existing strategy and the effectiveness of implementation tactics.
Assists Executive Director of the FIH with the creation of new strategic visions, when necessary
Maintains the FIH website content.
Provides Work Direction:
May hire, train, supervise, approve hours, and evaluate student assistant(s)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience required or preferred.This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, venders or suppliers.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with equipment noise.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated experience with technology and frugal innovation for social justice/impact.
Thorough understanding of the application of business models to technology solutions for sustained and scalable impact.
Demonstrated proficiency in initiating and maintaining sustained relationships with critical partners.
Demonstrated proficiency in Concur, PeopleSoft, Excel Spreadsheets, Adobe Creative Suite (CS6 Preferred), and Powerpoint, and Web management tools. (SF)
Understand and support the values and ideals of Jesuit education.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Superb business and academic writing proficiency for contract drafting, grant proposals, and public relations purposes.
Ability to organize projects from inception to completion and manage staff and workflow within and across multiple tasks and projects.
Ability to work collaboratively in a non-hierarchical environment.
Self-starter, proactive problem solver, and comfortable operating with a high degree of autonomy.
Ability to represent organizational interests and culture to all audiences.
Ability to exercise judgment and maintain confidentiality on a wide spectrum of topics.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelors degree required, masters preferred.
5+ years of related experience
Salary Information: Hiring Range: $2,630.29 - $3,056.92 semi-monthly
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
Copyright 2015 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency