As part of Wright State University (WSU), Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) is committed to WSU's mission to transform the lives of students and the communities we serve and to support that mission by working with faculty, staff, students and external partners to enhance the research enterprise at WSU. The Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) is non-profit 501.c.3 that delivers high impact solutions for government, industry, and human performance sponsors through research, education, and training. In addition WSARC provides contracting, security, and research administration services for the state of Ohio.
APEX is a new United States Air Force (USAF) program developed in partnership with WRSI/WSARC to improve engagement and collaboration between the USAF, academia and other educational institutions, and its industry partners. The APEX Director of Education and Training is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Education and Training initiatives consistent with the APEX mission and strategic plan in support of the USAF 2030 goals. Reporting directly to the APEX Executive Director, the APEX Director of Education and Training is responsible for developing and deploying targeted training and education programs to university and partnered small business innovators to effectively interface with the USAF. The Director of Education and Training accomplishes this role through partnerships with government, educational, and industry teams and provides the required research, education, mentoring, training, collaboration, and marketing to ensure the success of APEX.
In this position, the APEX Director of Education and Training must promote transparency at all times, act ethically, promote and ensure compliance, and collaborate across APEX and USAF. The APEX Director Education and Training must cultivate our people as our greatest asset, and create an environment that supports innovation and inclusive behaviors.
For purposes of equivalency and protocol, the Director is an executive-level position.
Doctoral degree in a learning or organizational field.
20 years of Executive Leadership experience with at least 15 years of education and training, or learning related, experience.
A minimum of 15 years of experience managing diverse and distributed teams across the US.
Must have an executive-level background with academia and government, and/or, industry experience.
Knowledge of government education, training, and personnel programs in research and development organizations, including, but not limited to; DoD, DARPA, DTRA, ONR, NRL, AFRL, ARO, DOE, NASA, and the Intelligence community.
Must have strong leadership and decision-making skills, including organizational leadership and operations management.
Must have strong organizational skills, including scheduling and time management.
Must have effective collaborative skills.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, including; strong presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate with the public and handle sensitive information discreetly.
Must be flexible and have the ability to function well in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to deliver complex and significant business objectives and transactions compliantly within time, quality and budget.
The ability to manage 3rd party partnerships; customers, project managers, and APEX support teams collaboratively and inclusively.
The ability to maintain relationships with a variety of diverse key stakeholders within, and outside, APEX.
Current or eligible for SECRET clearance required
Professional Society Memberships (Examples: NDIA, ATD, AHRD, AOM etc.) or Certificates (e.g., ATD's CPLP) desired
TS (top secret) clearance
Essential Functions and percent of time::
70% Responsible for development and oversight of on-line and in-person training for APEX staff and customers, working with customers and the WSRI Marketing and Communications for the creation of video, podcasts and social media content, facilitation of educational and mentorship programs offered by APEX, and development and deployment of tailored training programs as desired by APEX customers. In addition to education and training, the Director is responsible for assisting the USAF with personnel/innovator exchange programs, workforce development, and curriculum development in support of the USAF and APEX customers, and support for a USAF Open Campus Experiment.
This position is anticipated to require significant travel (i.e., up to 50% of the time). Virtual means will be used when public health and safety or other conditions warrant.
Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.