Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
Cornell Engineering Project Teams mimic real-world engineering by bringing Cornell students, faculty, and staff together to solve complex problems in team-based settings. Breaking the rules of conventional wisdom is not foreign to our engineers and the spirit of innovation is alive and well in our state-of-the-art labs and workshops. Many of our teams compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in engineering design and build competitions and/or travel the globe for service learning projects and programs. Staff members working with Cornell Engineering's Project Teams partner with faculty members, Alumni Affairs & Development, College leadership and other university resources to foster multidisciplinary collaboration across the University's seven colleges and provide support to over 1,100 student participants.
The Swanson Director of Engineering Student Project teams will lead a nationally recognized comprehensive program that provides opportunities for students from all engineering disciplines, and many related disciplines across the University, to participate in hands-on interdisciplinary design, development and construction projects.The projects are intended to utilize students' technical knowledge, creativity, entrepreneurial, marketing, business and leadership skills to engage in either national and/or international competitions, to develop solutions to critical world problems, or to develop service projects for broad communities.As a highly visible, strategic member of the College's leadership team, the director will, among other tasks, develop a vision and growth plan for the student project teams program, partner closely with faculty and staff to: integrate the teams into the overall intellectual and educational activities of the college; ensure that teams provide opportunities for a broad set of disciplines; develop college wide policies and procedures governing team activities; coordinate training programs, use of facilities, and funding to support multiple teams; advise students in technical, teamwork, leadership, communication and fundraising activities; represent the College and the program to alumni and corporate sponsors to enhance external support; manage administrative support for the student project teams.
A Master's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field with 3-5 years related experience in engineering project management, higher education administration, or similar technical role, is required. Must have experience working with students and/or industry professionals, including teaching, advising and mentoring.Successful candidate will require excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.A proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, students, as well as corporate representatives and alumni, is critical, as is a demonstrated ability to work well both collaboratively and independently.
A PhD degree, or extensive experience managing broad multidisciplinary projects, is preferred. Experience in project management, project implementation, evaluation, budgeting, proposal writing, and fundraising is desired.
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