The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is seeking a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Director to collaborate with the CIRAS Director in developing a strategic direction for CIRAS procurement assistance programs and implementing procurement assistance aspects of the CIRAS strategic plan. In addition, the director will be responsible for developing a strategic direction for database design and implementing data analytics activities across all CIRAS programs. This position is responsible for duties within the CIRAS executive team and applying creative and resourceful management skills in leading the CIRAS project managers, as well as, submitting timely reports as required by state funding agencies, federal agencies, and the CIRAS Director. This position requires original and analytical thinking to ensure CIRAS accurately assesses the needs of clients; stays abreast of changes in procurement assistance that will impact industry; develops strong partnerships with ISU units, state agencies, and federal agencies; and provides administrative oversight of funding and support program through fees charged clients. This position will also lead the development of the CIRAS database and oversee data analytics and reporting activities across all CIRAS programs. These include the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the PTAC, the EDA University Center, the Technology Assistance Program, the Iowa Lean Consortium, and the Community Assistance Program. Additionally, this position will develop methods to measure organizational and individual performance. The successful candidate must have strong management, leadership, team-building, partnering, and process improvement skills. Adhering to CIRAS values of uncompromising integrity, performing at the speed of the customer, delivering research-based educational programs, being future focused, and embracing a team approach will be critical to success. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standard of integrity and ethics.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 6 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and 3 years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in engineering, business, education, industrial technology, or related field . Additional years of related experience including mid-level management. Experience with research, development, and presentation of educational curriculum and programs to diverse audiences. Experience in a supervisory capacity. Demonstrated planning, budgetary, and organizational skills.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.