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Operations Manager - Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems (IREES)

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Managing Director will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations and designated as a point of contact for the newly formed Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems (IREES). -The Managing Director will assist the Director in fulfilling the IREES strategic plan and in developing the operational infrastructure and procedures for the IREES. The Managing Director will help identify and help develop the IREES response to funding opportunities; help lead in the development and the management of faculty research teams and Institute projects; manage IREES reporting; manage IREES student interns; manage functions of the IREES administrative assistant; and help build strong, collaborative relationships with international, federal, state, and local government agencies and corporate affiliates.
Typical Functions May Include:
1. - - - -IREES-affiliated project development and management: -Help identify research funding opportunities; manage large interdisciplinary and diverse project teams and build strong collaborative relationships with researchers, federal, state and local government agencies and corporate affiliates.
2. - - - -Increase brand awareness and stakeholder connections: Bring in new Institute affiliates, coordinate public information efforts, help organize Institute workshops/conferences.
3. - - - -Institute development: Provide leadership in all phases of development lifecycle of the Institute. This will include identifying potential projects that meet the needs of funding agencies and partners as well as utilize the Institute's, University's, and the State's strengths, building effective interdisciplinary teams for projects, and shepherding proposal development and writing process. -Help the Director to identify research directions and formulate long-term business development strategies for the Institute.
4. - - - -Operations Management: -Help the Director work with other members of the VPRP team, affiliated faculty, relevant partners with the University, other affiliated universities, corporate affiliates and government agencies to develop the business plan for the Institute. -This will also include all aspects of developing new programs for the Institute, including forming teams of researchers, signature programs, interacting with potential funding agencies, supporting and contributing to the creation of proposals.
5. - - - -Engagement: -Help determine strategic directions and develop and manage partnerships with outside organizations, such as the NSF, DOE, USDA, and other federal, state and local agencies across the country. Develop and foster relationships among Institute/University faculty and staff, various community leaders, government agencies, and other funding agencies. Participate in appropriate committees and boards.
6. - - - -Fiscal Management: -Fiscally responsible for managing foundation and grant money received and recurring Institute budgets. -The Managing Director will be expected to use independent judgment and authority in managing Institute resources and in specifying, ordering and approving the purchase of equipment, supplies and travel.
7. - - - -Supervision: -Supervise and direct the efforts of administrative, technical and management staff and students. -Direct day-to-day administrative aspects, including hiring, training, orientation, supervision, and evaluation. -Participate in wage decisions, promotions, and employee relation issues. -Review workloads and reassign tasks as required to ensure timely completion of projects or to take advantage of special capabilities of the personnel.

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Operations Manager - Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems (IREES), Executive , Norman, Oklahoma

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