Description Tufts Gordon Institute focuses on engineering leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to serve both undergraduate and graduate students in providing leadership knowledge and skills that are essential to success in engineering practice and the business world. The Gordon Institute currently offers two separate Masters Programs; an MSEM and an MSIM, two undergraduate minor programs of study (engineering management and entrepreneurial leadership) as well as a set of Professional Education courses. The MSEM degree program is designed for practicing engineers and applied scientists who want to enhance their technical leadership and management skills. The Engineering Management Minor is a leadership-focused course of study for Tufts undergraduate engineering students that prepares them to make significant contributions as soon as they enter the workplace. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program attracts Tufts engineering and non-engineering undergraduates interested in founding their own companies or working in entrepreneurial environments. The MSIM program is the newest of our offerings and provides an intensive 1-year masters program to innovation minded recent STEM graduates. Over the next several years, our strategic plan calls for the addition of another masters program, expansion of our MSIM program and the introduction of a more robust education program. The Associate Director of Administration works on the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and procedures related to the administration of the Gordon Institute and all of its programs. This position is responsible for ensuring resources – including financial, human capital, and physical – are allocated in a manner that coincides with the strategic plans of the Institute. The Associate Director works closely as an advisor to the Executive Director as well as the Directors and Managers of the various programs offered by the Gordon Institute, including MSEM, MSIM, ELS, EMM and Executive Education. The Associate Director is also the primary contact point between the Gordon Institute and the many financial and administrative depts., across the University, including the central budget office, facilities, the SOE EAD, HR and the Faculty Affairs office. Although the various program directors and the Exec Director have functional responsibility for hiring and leading the faculty, the Associate Director will play an important role in managing contracts and facilitating resources for the faculty. The Associate Director will lead a team of program administrators, student workers and contractors – to fulfill on the operational requirements of all of our programs. The Associate Director will play an important role as a member of the Executive Directors senior team. Facilities Management, Budget Control and Finance: Acts as primary point of contact for the Institute (Admissions, Financial Aid, capital issues, etc.) for the ED. Ensures program managers are designated appropriately. Works with ED to make certain requests are made accurately for need in a timely manner. Develops business plans with input from budget center and Program Directors that are beneficial to the school and feasible to implement. Evaluates and makes recommendations on budget performance throughout fiscal year. Educational Platforms / Information Technology: Works with representatives from Tufts Technology Services (TTS) to develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate working computer/AV replacement plans for the Institute and new construction. Finds and evaluates new systems that further the strategic goals of the Institute. Human Capital: Acts as a liaison between Human Resources (HR) and Faculty Affairs and the Program Directors on all matters related to staffing for the Institute – including faculty and staff. Capital/Construction/Renovation: Manages small scale projects to completion (room renovations, building improvements), works with University Planners to assess u
Organization: Gordon Institute
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Required: Position requires at least seven (7), and preferably more, years of progressively responsible and significant leadership experience. Incumbent must be able to use higher education data and analysis and demonstrate a high degree of comfort with relevant analytics and metrics for assessment. Applicant must demonstrate success in managing and motivating people with diverse areas of expertise, at all levels of the organization and in managing complex projects and large budgets. Preferred: Bachelors in Business Administration, Finance, or related field required; Masters in Business Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.