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Executive Director of Microelectronics Commons

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Executive Director of Microelectronics Commons Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems. Department of Electrical Engineering The Northwest AI Hub of Microelectronics Commons is a coalition of 44 universities, colleges, companies, and government labs aimed at advancing US technology leadership in electronics. This position will oversee the Northwest AI Hub Central Office and is responsible for facilitating execution of research projects. Accountable to the Northwest AI Hub Executive Committee, the Executive Director will recruit, hire, and manage the Central Office team of technical and administrative support staff who will form the administrative and technical infrastructure to support research projects across all 44 affiliates. As a first-of-its kind program, the Executive Director must be creative and entrepreneurial in removing administrative and technical barriers and laying down simple pathways to facilitate collaboration: for example, establishing standards (terminology, metrics, protocols) that will enable research samples to be processed, fabricated, and tested across multiple facilities. Because the scope of the Northwest AI Hub spans the electronics supply chain, from design of chips to fabrication, packaging, and system integration, the successful candidate should be familiar with the key players and their capabilities in each of these technology spaces. The Executive Director should be able to identify technical opportunities, especially at the interface of these different areas, and facilitate execution of research projects using the most optimal pathways. This is a unique opportunity to reshape electronics research and research infrastructure not only at Stanford, but with our partners in the Bay Area and across the Northwest and Pacific. Your responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategy and vision; make decisions that establish objectives for the overall direction or operation of a significant project(s) or area(s).
  • Manage staff of a large science, engineering, and/or technical research area, which includes recruiting, hiring, developing, evaluating and setting priorities; manage business, technical, and educational activities for direct reports including managers and technical experts.
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve issues with strategic impact and substantial significance, which span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
  • Collaborate with others on the direction of activities relevant to long-term objectives. Develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of objectives.
  • Develop policies and procedures as they relate to academic or program activities.
  • Implement, evaluate and maintain quality control standards to ensure program success.
  • Establish, oversee and manage financials and schedule for large programs and/or multiple projects.
  • Recommend the adoption of emerging technologies and the development of new methods and approaches.
  • Negotiate with internal departments and external agencies with authority to commit resources and effort.
  • Serve as a liaison to senior management, cross-functional areas, schools and external organizations such as sponsors and government agencies.*Other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities include:
    • Interface with sponsors and government officials for reporting and ensure a clear line of communication between the Hub and US government.
    • Recruit Hub members and ensure Hub provides high quality services to Hub members. Education & Experience (Required): Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
      • Experience leading, managing, motivating and developing technical staff.
      • Experience leading complex scientific, engineering or technical research projects or programs.
      • Detailed understanding of relevant business and technical knowledge and problem resolution.
      • Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information.
      • Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
      • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others. .
      • Exceptional customer relationship and consensus building skills.
      • Ability to influence and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
      • Ability to resolve complex issues quickly and make decisions that meet university objectives in a collaborative culture. Education & Experience (Desired): An advanced degree in the physical sciences or engineering. Experience in process or integration engineering in a research setting as well as industrial. Familiarity with the electronics supply chain, from design to fabrication, packaging, testing, and systems. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Desired):
        • Ability and experience in working with industry. Certifications and Licenses:
            • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
            • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
            • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh > 40 pounds.
            • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
            • On-campus mobility.* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. WORKING CONDITIONS: WORK STANDARDS:
              • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
              • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
              • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, . Pay Range: The expected pay range for this position is $172,000 to $210,000 per annum.Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( ) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process. Why Stanford is for You Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
                • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
                • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
                • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
                • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
                • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and r--sum-- along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will -receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender -identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United StatesSchool of Engineering, Stanford, California, United StatesSchool of Engineering, Stanford, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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