Chief Operating Officer


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will serve as the senior non-academic executive of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (\"Zuckerman Institute\"). Working together with the Institute's Associate Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the COO will lead the administrative management team and be responsible for driving the Institute's business transformation (people, process, and technology) from a highly distributed and customized environment to a more streamlined and consistent one. This includes organizational restructuring, optimizing and streamlining business processes, and implementing enterprise wide solutions. The COO will oversee operations in order to meet the financial, academic and research goals and strategic initiatives of the Institute. The COO will serve on key Institute committees and will work with University leadership to manage the Institute. This position is a change leader and responsible for driving change to create organizational value.
The COO will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Institute: Support and drive large scale reengineering and strategic transformation programs across the organization. Serve as a change agent to drive fast adoption of new technology, programs, and processes. Lead the creation of the Institute's budget and financial control environment and provide management oversight for the Institute budget, operations, and financial analysis/reporting; manage the human resources (HR) function and develop and administer HR policies and best practices within the Institute. Strategize and lead program planning; mobilize and manage teams; facilitate buy-in of proposed solutions; direct on-time, quality delivery of work products; manage program economics, scope, risk, and schedule. Organize the administration team through definition of needed skill mix, hiring/outsourcing, on the job development and training opportunities, team building, and mentoring. Oversee all short term and long-term issues of space planning, renovation, construction, and building operational matters. Drive and maintain a culture of innovation, planning and teamwork within the administrative team and external partners. Provide oversight for the Institute's Scientific Platforms. Lead the development of the Institute's communications strategy.
In addition, the COO will establish close working relationships with schools, department chairs, center/institute directors and their administrators to support the Institute's strategic goals, particularly with regard to building strong ties with academic units and supporting jointly appointed faculty.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten years of related experience. Advanced degree at the Master's level preferred. Prior experience in a leadership role in an academic or similar institution highly preferred. Successful candidate should have demonstrated success in institutional leadership and administration. The successful candidate will have strong leadership attributes, sophisticated written, verbal communication and presentation skills, and must be able to articulate the Zuckerman Institute's vision and strategy effectively to a broad audience.
Associated topics: administrative, administrative support, assist, assistant, beverage, chief operations officer, front desk, operation, operational assistant, operations director * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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