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Executive Director of the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER), Tarleton University in Stephenville, Tx

Stephenson, TX
Executive Director of the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER), Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas

Position Summary    
Serves as chief administrator managing TIAER’s human and fiscal resources, provides vision and leadership for TIAER in developing and obtaining funding at state and national levels to address emerging environmental issues, coordinates communication for TIAER within the university and with state and federal agencies.

Posting Text    
Funding for this position will be reviewed on a yearly basis and will be subject to change.

Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

Males, age 18 through 25, must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire. This position is designated as a security sensitive position and requires a satisfactory criminal history background check. Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Required Education/Experience/Skills    
PhD in environmentally related field with at least 5 years of management experience showing steady progression in responsibilities dealing with human and fiscal resources.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills (additional qualifications)    
PhD in environmental disciplines related to engineering, natural and agricultural sciences, policy, or economics with a demonstrated record of more than 5 years of successful administrative leadership; excellent written and oral communication skills; recognized expert in discipline with proven track record in acquiring extramural funding; experience in leading and managing interdisciplinary teams on environmental research projects in a university, government or corporate setting; and demonstrated ability to interface with local, state and national elected officials and program leaders. Familiarity with Texas and Texas State agencies an asset.

Work Performed    
Provides leadership in developing and obtaining funding for research projects that address environmental issues at state, federal and potentially international levels. Establishes interdisciplinary programs or partnerships with public or private institutions of higher education, governmental agencies, or private entities to develop and implement new policies, technologies, strategies, relationships, and funding sources. Advances communication of TIAER capabilities and research via briefings to local, state and national elected officials and program leaders in government and private sectors, but also through TIAER’s website and news articles highlighting TIAER’s grants, publications, journal articles, reports, presentations, and educational materials.

Provides leadership in successfully managing TIAER’s human and fiscal resources. Sustains a collaborative setting for the administration and operation of environmental research projects that focuses on teamwork and positive communication among TIAER staff, research partners, and funding agencies.

Provides leadership in the management of applied research projects that address environmental issues with public policy implications. Establishes an effective system to manage research projects that will provide the highest quality of research and ensure timely completion of projects goals.

Ensures adherence with all A&M System and Tarleton policies regarding personnel, purchasing, travel, payroll, budgeting, and inventory control. Responsible for following all state and federal regulations relating to grants, agreements, or contracts. Creates an environment that attracts and maintains a high quality staff. Provides visionary leadership in the development and maintenance of a strategic plan consistent with the Legislative Mandate and supportive of the mission of Tarleton State University.

Works to integrate TIAER into Tarleton academically by utilizing faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in support of research opportunities pursued or conducted by TIAER. Supports opportunities for students to work with professional mentors. Enables employees to teach or provide lectures in environmentally-related courses and public outreach and education programs.

As needed, teach one course per year in the relevant environmental discipline and address other duties as assigned.

How to Apply
Send Word.doc resume to Debbie, with current salary & expected salary on relocation to the North Texas region, along with 3 Professional References.  
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