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Director, Operations

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Operations, working with and reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer, is responsible for the operations functions of Texas A&M Innovation, including leading and managing a team of professionals who provide operational support. -
Strategic Leadership:- Works with Chief Innovation Officer to identify and pursue new strategic and -operational opportunities.- Serves as part of the Texas A&M Innovation leadership team.- Provides strategic direction and advises on decision making.- Sets goals within the operations function that support departmental goals and accomplishment metrics.- Implements strategic plans, prioritizes work, and monitors initiatives.- Serves as -departmental representative on various decision-making TAMUS and TAMU groups/committees on behalf of the -Chief Innovation Officer as needed.- Interfaces with internal and external partners and stakeholders as needed to maximize effectiveness, efficiency of business opportunities. -Daily Operations:- Provides daily operational leadership.- Oversees administrative support activities of an -office environment including reception, travel, meeting coordination, supplies and equipment procurement, IT, -facility, and parking needs and activities.- Oversees marketing, communications, and event planning and execution -for the department including press releases, website, social media, newsletters, educational programming, -outreach and events, development of promotional collateral and mass digital communications.- Oversees human resources activities including recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes for all new employees, and workforce development initiatives and programs.- Administers the operational budget and oversees fiscal operations including intellectual property budget activities, invoicing and collections for patent expense and agreement considerations, -and revenue distributions.- Oversees entry, management, integrity, and tracking of data housed within Texas A&M's IP management database including data related to invention disclosures, intellectual property filings and patent -office actions, licensing and other agreements related to intellectual property rights, federal funding and compliance -via iEdision.- Oversees financial and non-financial agreement compliance program, and communications with -outside legal counsel on intellectual property matters.- Oversees departmental reporting obligations per System -Policy and Regulations, in addition to other regular or ad-hoc reporting needs including investment holdings -reports, equity ownership and business participation reports, commercialization activity reports to campus stakeholders and advisory committees, agreement-specific reports, and departmental impact reports.- Assesses departmental needs with regards to administrative space, equipment, computing resources, and personnel.Operational Evaluation:- Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the department to help optimize the effectiveness of resources through the development, implementation and monitoring of procedures and policies.- Analyzes program data for reporting, tracking progress and improvement of programs and initiatives. -
Special Projects:- May support advisory committees, the Translational Investment Fund or other technology development programs, student experiential programs, and service level satisfaction surveying. -
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 10 years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- -Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- -Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- -Strong public speaking, organizational, leadership, and supervisory skills.- Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgment.- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.Other Requirements: This is a security-sensitive position and is restricted to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents only. Only complete applications will be considered for employment at The Texas A&M System Offices. Incomplete job application data could result in your application being rejected without an option to reapply. A resume may be submitted in addition to a completed employment application. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Welcome to The Texas A&M University System -- System Offices Thank you for your interest in employment with System Offices within The Texas A&M University System. Working for System Offices means that you would be a part of a team that provides leadership and services to The Texas A&M University System's eleven universities , eight state agencies, a comprehensive health science center, and the RELLIS campus. The System Offices is headquartered in the Moore-Connally Building in College Station, Texas. However, positions are also available in other locations and are varied. So, whether you are looking for an executive, professional, technical or support position, we invite you to consider becoming part of System Offices! If you have questions, please contact us at (979) 458-6169 or email .

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Veterans/ Disability Employer committed to diversity. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6169. Texas A&M University System State Headquarters Moore/Connally Building 301 Tarrow Street
College Station, Texas 77840 System Office has departments in other locations in the Bryan/College Station area as well as in Austin, TX and Washington D.C.

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