Chief of Staff, College of Engineering

Employer
The Ohio State University
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
$160,000.00 - $180,000.00
Posted
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Engineering

When Ohio State was founded in 1870; the Department of Mathematics and Engineering was one of seven original departments. Today, the College of Engineering offers 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in 12 departments or centers, as well as three undergraduate and four graduate degrees in the Knowlton School of Architecture. The college has recently expanded its degree offerings with a BS in Engineering Technology available on the regional campuses of the university. The college is one of the largest, most reputable, and impactful institutions in the field with 405 engineering and architecture faculty members. Included in this total are 328 tenure track faculty, 54 clinical track faculty, and 23 research track faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and reward recipients. In 2019, the college had $140 million in research expenditures.

Much like the broader university, the scale and breadth of the College of Engineering provides fertile ground for innovation and collaboration, and it shares the land-grant mission to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge for the purpose of enhancing economic competitiveness regionally, nationally, and globally and by preparing professionals ready to sustain and advance society. Faculty span 12 departments, schools, and programs: Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture; Biomedical Engineering; Center for Aviation Studies; Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Education; Integrated Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. There are more than 20 institutes, centers, and laboratories which bring together faculty from many departments and other colleges to support industry and government with leading research in materials, aerospace, automotive, biomedical engineering, data analytics, electron microscopy, geospatial technology, manufacturing, and wireless technology.

 

The College of Engineering strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive. We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential components of excellence in the College of Engineering. We are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We seek candidates who are committed to contributing to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. 

Performance Objectives

The Chief of Staff serves as a principal advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering.

Reporting to the Dean, this is a highly visible role with high impact that will help shape the strategic direction of the college. This position serves as a member of the Dean's executive committee and the senior staff leadership team.


The Chief of Staff provides leadership, coordination, development, and execution of strategic initiatives across constituencies in the college and university.  This role executes key strategic priorities and initiatives by exploring, identifying, and evaluating comprehensive information and data to provide guidance, advice, and assistance on a range of issues. The Chief of Staff ensures the dean is well prepared for interactions with internal and external stakeholders and partners in collaboration with the dean’s executive assistant.


The Chief of Staff will work closely with the dean and leadership of the college (including associate deans, senior staff, department chairs and center directors) to coordinate and align the strategic planning process to ensure initiatives are advanced in alignment with the strategic plan; develop, implement and execute project plans crossing multiple areas of the college; direct, manage, make decisions and prioritize large, complex projects and initiatives on behalf of the dean; keep dean advised on relevant issues and ensure certain issues brought to the dean’s office are addressed efficiently and effectively; engage with faculty, staff and community partners in the college, across the University, within the larger Ohio community and the nation in order to support college priorities; partner with HR and leadership to foster a high-performing work culture and work with finance to ensure the budget is aligned with the strategic mission and vision;  other duties as assigned and determined by dean.


This position will require supervision of staff in operational roles at the college.

 

Some evening and weekend work and travel will be required.


Experience Requirements

Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; extensive experience in an administrative and managerial capacity; exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills; ability to interact and influence at the most senior levels of an organization; ability to work collaboratively and strategically across functions, levels and departments; strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to problem-solve and effectively operate in a senior administrative role; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse internal and external constituents.


Target Hiring Range for this position is $160,000 - $180,000

 

Interested applicants can view details and submit applications by visiting https://osujoblinks.com/vstv

 

Closing Statement

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for underrepresented and marginalized groups. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.  Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status, is prohibited.

 

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for underrepresented and marginalized groups. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. We are actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles to create a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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