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Washington University in St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
Jan 16, 2018
Full time
  Managing Director Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship   Washington University in St. Louis seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of managing director of the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  Reporting to the provost, the managing director will be expected to inspire and develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis. Serving students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the St. Louis community, the managing director will foster and enhance the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem; lead campus efforts to offer practical, venture-specific skills training; and provide promising ventures with opportunities to access funding.   The Skandalaris Center The Skandalaris Center seeks to connect, train, and fund WashU community members at every stage of development from an undergraduate with a novel idea to seasoned executives and investors. The Center offers practical training and advising through extracurricular as well as academic opportunities including training events, workshops, and courses.  The Center has a team of venture analysts and professional staff to assist those in need of individualized advice related to: brainstorming venture ideas, strengthening financial models, drafting business plans, perfecting pitches, grant writing, and business development.  The Center has also launched a new venture-capital seed fund named the William Greenleaf Eliot Seed Fund helping to propel early-stage business ventures by students, faculty, and recent alumni. In 2017, WashU was awarded a 5-year, $2.5 million grant whose focus is the training of biomedical investigators in how to apply innovative and entrepreneurial skills to their research. The Center also runs business plan and seed funding competitions to incentivize and reward entrepreneurial activity. These include the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP), The Suren G. Dutia and Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Award, the The Skandalaris Center Cup and The Social Enterprise Impact Accelerator.   The Position and Qualifications The managing director will lead, manage, plan, and report activities of the Skandalaris Center, inspiring its staff and interns to develop and deliver programs and tools that advise and support the University community’s innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors. The managing director will also leverage the expertise, commitment, and capacity of the Center's National Council, consisting of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and other Trustee and non-Trustee supporters of the Center. Washington University seeks an energetic, diligent, thoughtful, and savvy leader with relevant expertise to create sophisticated entrepreneurship programming for diverse stakeholders in a complex and intellectually rigorous environment. Candidates must have a record as a catalyst for and a nurturer of early-stage endeavors, of conceiving of and growing programs and events to advance awareness of, participation in, and knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is highly preferred. Ideal candidates will have substantial executive-level leadership experience, including experience in executing diverse, creative transactions around early-stage intellectual property. From a cultural perspective, the managing director must be a collaborative and innovative individual. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience bridging the academic and commercial cultures, exceptional negotiation skills, and strong mentorship skills. The Search Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, review of candidate materials will begin immediately. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described herein, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidates. Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the university’s consultant, Dr. Jonathan Fortescue of Park Square Executive Search, at Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D., Managing Partner, or Kyle Meingast, Principal, Park Square Executive Search, LLC, 125 Summer Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone: 617-401-2991. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Washington University welcomes difference on our campus in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.  
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
For over 70 years, University Book and Supply has been serving the University of Northern Iowa and the community. This service will continue as the store transitions from a private store to the University owned UNI Bookstore. The University is searching for a leader to provide strategic vision and management to the textbook and course materials department. Primary Responsibilities: Leads the purchasing and managing of course materials inventory and program initiatives; manages ordering and inventory; plans and coordinates large-scale sales events; develops and maintains business relationships with UNI faculty, staff, administration, and external contacts to enhance revenues; analyzes market trends and implements industry changes; develops strategic and business plans and sets goals accordingly; develops open-to-buy plan and sales goals for the course materials department; develops annual departmental budget, staffing plan, and training initiatives; manages priorities for projects, sets deadlines, and monitors progress; identifies and helps resolve point-of-sale (POS) and software system issues; directs and reconciles bi-annual physical inventory; resolves customer issues pertaining to course materials; and hires, directs, schedules and evaluates student, Merit, and P&S staff. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of retail buying, purchasing, or related experience; supervisory experience and leadership skills; knowledge of financial and database reporting; excellent problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills, and extensive computer skills in Microsoft Office required. Frequent evening and weekend work will be necessary, including serving as the Manager on Duty. Occasional overnight travel will also be necessary. Knowledge of the new, used, rental and digital course material market and industry specific textbook and general merchandise management software preferred. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. It was named a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The metropolitan community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. Application materials received by Monday, February 19, 2018 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit UNI is a tobacco free campus.
Cornell University Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
Cornell University seeks an experienced, strategic, and innovative leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal capabilities to serve as its inaugural Executive Director, Human Resources (EDHR) for the SC Johnson College of Business (the College.)   About Cornell University Founded in 1865, Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge; produce creative works; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. With approximately 14,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate and professional students, Cornell aims through public service to enhance the lives and livelihoods of its students, the people of New York and others around the world. Its campus includes 14 colleges and schools, seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca; two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one each in Doha, Qatar and Singapore as well as academic ties to China and India. There is also its new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Students can choose from 4,000 courses in 11 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools on the Ithaca campus alone. On the Ithaca campus, the student population represents every state and 120 countries. Cornell was one of the first coeducational institutions in the east and one of the first to admit students of color. The egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, revolutionary when the university was founded in 1865 still informs Cornell’s guiding principles in the 21st century. Cornell is dedicated to its original mission of accessibility and opportunity, outreach, and public service.   Cornell is both a private university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State and is recognized as one of the handful of truly superb, world-class research universities with strengths in life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Faculty members work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams to extend the frontiers of knowledge in numerous and diverse fields of study. The University’s research informs its teaching and extension outreach missions and fosters personal discovery and growth, nurtures scholarship and creativity across a broad range of disciplines, and pursues understanding beyond the limitations of existing knowledge, ideology, and disciplinary structure.   For more information about Cornell visit the website at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business   In 2016, Cornell inaugurated the integrated SC Johnson College of Business, comprised of the university's three world-class accredited business schools: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty (300+), staff (300+) and students (3,000+).   For more information on the School of Hotel Administration, visit To learn more about The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, visit and for information on the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, visit   The Opportunity Reporting to the Associate Dean of Finance and Human Resources, with a secondary reporting relationship to Cornell’s Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, the EDHR is responsible for advising the Associate Dean and members of the leadership team on complex issues related to the further development, enhancements and integration efforts across the three schools: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management; the Statler hotel; between the two campuses (Ithaca and New York City). Through demonstrated deployment of "best practices" and a highly collaborative and team-building approach, the EDHR will provide leadership for the College’s professional and leadership development, career development, performance management, and organization design and wellness programs. The EDHR will oversee a team of 8 comprised of directors, generalists and assistants that support three schools, a central college unit and hotel across the two campuses, rural and urban.   The selected candidate will be a thought leader who fundamentally understands and embraces the critical importance of strong emotional intelligence, effective communication skills, integrity, strategic thinking, innovative practices and the ability to problem solve. As a strategic partner to the University, the EDHR will have a history of human resource leadership experience and accomplishment within a similarly complex environment, with the ability to work with senior leaders, faculty and professional staff to provide direction and expertise in leading the design, development and execution of HR strategies aligned with university and college objectives, mission, vision and values. The position will be a skilled relationship builder, both internally to the college, throughout the University and globally across peer business schools. It will be critical for this role to understand a complex, multi-stakeholder, matrix structured academic organization that has centralized, decentralized and union operations.   The position has a secondary reporting relationship to Cornell’s Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.  The ED will serve as the College liaison to Central HR and as a member of the University HR Council. S/he will also serve on the University and peer business school task forces, consortium groups, and professional development boards and programs. The EDHR will manage an operating budget of $3M.   Candidate Profile The successful candidate will have 7+ years of professional experience with a significant track record of successful, progressive, and applicable experience as a strategic human resources leader, with a sophisticated understanding of the issues affecting higher education institutions. This individual will have a combination of breadth, depth and knowledge of the following HR functional areas: recruitment and retention; onboarding and professional development; employee and labor relations; benefits and compensation; performance assessments and evaluation; and human resources technology.   The EDHR will be a collaborative leader who embraces Cornell’s mission and culture; who has proven success as a human resource leader in a complex and diverse organization with higher education experience and labor relations/union contracts; who has experience leading teams and facilitating creative problem-solving, and who embodies trust, confidence and respect and leads others by influence and example.   The EDHR will be a technology savvy systems thinker who can align resources, employees and systems to seamlessly work together. With a deep expertise in streamlining business processes and building fundamental structures, s/he will be a collaborative strategic business partner. S/he will lead the HR team to commit to models of continuous improvement.   The desired candidate is hands-on, flexible and adaptable, with the proven ability to work effectively with a broad and diverse population, including faculty, staff and students.   A Master’s degree (e.g., Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field) is preferred.   Contact SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this search. Please submit applications, expressions of interest, and nominations to Amy Sugin and Shavon Bell here.   Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.
Columbia College Chicago Columbia College Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
Chair, Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department (HHSS)     The faculty of the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department (HHSS) at Columbia College Chicago seeks an accomplished academic leader, scholar, and teacher to serve as their Chair. Situated in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), HHSS is a multidisciplinary department that introduces every student at the College to academic explorations in history, humanities, and the social sciences. The successful candidate is expected to raise the visibility of HHSS by fostering academic programming and activities, and helping to shape Columbia’s newly emerging college-wide core curriculum. The Chair works closely with a variety of constituents at the College, particularly the LAS Dean, to whom the Chair reports, and the Office of the Provost.     Located in the vibrant South Loop area of downtown Chicago, HHSS is home to 26 full-time and approximately 80 part-time faculty members and 4 full-time academic support staff, and minors in Black World Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In addition, HHSS also shares a major and minor in Cultural Studies with the Department of English and Creative Writing, and currently oversees the College’s minors in Education and a major in Early Childhood Education.     Duties & Responsibilities:   • Candidates must have a record of working collaboratively in an environment of shared governance and have familiarity with collective bargaining agreements, specifically at the level of academic support staff and part-time faculty   • Preference will be given to those who have experience in leading academic units during periods of transition, a demonstrable record of teaching excellence, and a trajectory of scholarly achievement strong enough to warrant appointment as a senior faculty member (full professor) at Columbia College Chicago   • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within HHSS and the College   • Applicant must possess strong leadership and team building skills, experience in motivating groups and individuals toward common goals, a record of cultivating the growth of academic programs, as well as excellent oral and written communications skills   • The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to manage change and improvement by establishing inclusive and constructive structures and processes—with good sense and good humor     Qualifications:   • Candidates must possess a Ph.D., with preference for those in the disciplines of history or the social sciences.   To ensure consideration, applicants should submit the following as one document (.doc .docx or .pdf): • Letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • List of Professional References   Review of applications will begin January 31, 2018 and will remain open until the position is filled.   At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.   We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.   Additional Information Position subject to a background screening. This is a non-union position.   To apply, visit   Qualified candidates from a diverse background are encouraged to apply. Columbia College Chicago is an EEO Employer
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