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The Executive Director will be responsible for leading a rebirth of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics as it enters a new phase of growth and expansion, contributing more broadly and boldly to this critical university initiative by generating 3-5X growth in center programming, resources and value creation. The Executive Director will be responsible for working with key university resources, including the Data and Decisions Destination Area and the University's new center for business engagement, LINK. The Executive Director will be responsible for engaging external stakeholders to help secure resources and avenues of funding to help build center capability and support ongoing programming growth to enhance value creation. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs.
Working knowledge of analytics best practices, market trends, drivers and key technologies
Experience in industry outreach and collaboration with corporations, non-profit and/or public sector entities
Strong program development, execution and growth experience
Supervisory and team development experience
Strong communications skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Leadership experience appropriate to a senior leadership role
Master's degree or equivalent professional experience
Industry experience in data and advanced analytics solutions; developing analytics strategy
Program, product or solution development experience in analytics or related disciplines
Strategic planning and visioning experience
Experience achieving significant program outcomes in commercial, non-profit, volunteer or educational environments
Broad network of contacts in data analytics in industry and/or government
Experience creating, developing and engaging an advisory board
Experience in fundraising and/or resource procurement in support of new programs
Demonstrated experiencing driving a culture of innovation by challenging the status quo and pushing boundaries; fosters a supportive environment for taking calculated risks
Demonstrated ability to manage risk and deal with ambiguity effectively
Ability to assess and identify resources—expertise, processes and tools—required to meet business needs
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).