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Director, Arizona Water Innovation Initiative Operations

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Arizona Water Innovation Initiative OperationsThe Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory aims to design implementable options to sustain global habitability and improve well-being for all humankind.

We are seeking a Director of Operations to oversee daily operations and contribute to strategic planning for ASU's new Arizona Water Innovation Initiative (AWII). The Arizona Water Innovation Initiative (AWII) is a statewide project led by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. The initiative has four proposed strategic programs: the Global Center for Water Technology, the Arizona Water Observatory and Decision Support System, Impact Water - Arizona, and Arizona Water for All.

Through this initiative, ASU works with industrial, municipal, agricultural, tribal, and international partners to rapidly accelerate and deploy new approaches and technology for water conservation, augmentation, desalination, efficiency, infrastructure, and reuse. -

Under leadership direction, the Director of Operations will collaborate closely with units in the Global Futures Laboratory, Knowledge Enterprise, and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, liaise with operations and finance teams across the university. Functional areas of responsibility include budget, finance, human resources, facilities, and project execution. This position will support the development of long- and short-range budgetary goals to support unit priorities in alignment with best practices and adherence to policies.Job FamilyGenericDepartment NameGlobal Futures LaboratoryFull-Time/Part-TimeFull-TimeVP CodeKNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEVScope of SearchOpenGrant Funded PositionThis is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.Salary Range$67,496 - $125,000 per year; DOEClose Date20-March-2023Category04

  • Oversee the AWII operational budget including grants budget development and spending along with finance partner and other department contacts.
  • Maintain operating budget and monitor expenditures to assure funds are used effectively and appropriately.
  • Lead and coordinate preparation of administrative and financial reports.
  • Work closely with research and foundation gifts administration to assist with pre- and post- sponsored project activity.
  • Serve as subject matter and policy expert and liaise with Human Resources for institute recruiting, hiring, offboarding and all personnel actions.
  • Support the development of staffing plans and facilitate the related recruitment, onboarding, off-boarding processes and related staffing and development actions.
  • Manage renewals and other actions related to cross appointments and other salary support arrangements.
  • Support the development of staff retention and professional development strategies.
  • Oversee internal personnel record keeping process.
  • Manage all institute place-based innovations spaces and facilities, along with related policies, procedures, support mechanisms such as access, booking, reservations, and coordination of services.
  • Identify and implement methods to continually improve operations efficiency.
  • Monitor budget, expenditures, and overall financial performance.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate ongoing operations such as technology improvements, custodial services and facilities requests along with maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Supervise and develop staff including operations associate, direct and matrixed community managers for each place-based innovation space, and other related personnel including cross-appointed team members.
  • Participate in the hiring, training, retention, and evaluation of direct reports.
  • Manage workplan and coordination across locations for cohesive, most effective, and highly efficient operations.
  • Provide mentorship and ongoing feedback through standard check-ins and quarterly development conversations.
  • Identify potential issues that may result in unit impact and support measures necessary to resolve and improve.
  • Work with leadership to provide high-level support as needed.
  • Duties as assigned including strategic projects and initiatives.Minimum QualificationsBachelor'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.Desired Qualifications
    • Experience developing strategies and specifications for large projects.
    • Experience in managing multiple large complex projects.
    • Experience in fostering partnerships and develop understanding of needs, issues, and problems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices. -
    • Experience in problem solving and decision-making. Experience in planning, analyzing, and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
    • Experience in project design and development.
    • Evidence of effective communication.
    • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. -
    • Demonstrated knowledge of budget development and financial management methods, systems, and techniques.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources systems, policies and procedures and ability to advise hiring managers in all related actions.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of operational systems, services, and functions across ASU and external to ASU to leverage and coordinate facilities needs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and regulatory requirements, laws, and standards.
    • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
    • Experience in leading by example in communicating, participating, and encouraging support of the institutes' programs, resources, and operations.
    • Experience in stimulating changes in individual, team, and institute behaviors to create and support a more entrepreneurial environment.
    • Experience in supervising and mentoring employees.
    • Evidence of effective communications skills, including the ability to explain complex topics in non-technical language.
    • Experience in problem solving, adept at discerning requirements, and managing multiple projects.
    • Experience in coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of internal university policies and procedures.
    • Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to potentially conflicting priorities.
    • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
    • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 25 pounds.
    • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
    • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
    • May drive University vehicle and/or cart to campus site.ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations, and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market, as such the following options may be offered dependent on department needs:

      Flexible work options
      • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
      • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.Department StatementFor the eighth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. -http://research.asu.edu/ ASU StatementArizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

        ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

        Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

        Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
        In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

        Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources .ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.Instructions to ApplyApplication deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

        Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

        Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

        ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

        Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

        IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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