Center Director - Center for Education Research & Innovation (CERI)
SRIs Center for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) is seeking a dynamic leader to complement our leadership team and contribute to the long-term success of our research and support programs. The Center Director will have responsibilities in four key areas:
Business and client development
Efficient, effective and equity-oriented business operations
CERIs new leader will contribute to the vision, strategic direction, and oversight for CERIs educational research program, providing leadership for our efforts to maximize students access to and success in high-quality learning experiences, and to strengthen partnerships with schools and districts across the country, and with business partners.
Reporting to Dr. Shari Golan, President, SRI Education, the new Director of the Center for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) will be responsible for managing and growing an ongoing portfolio of education research, development and evaluation projects. They will function as a co-leader of the group, providing vision, business strategy and business development expertise, and bringing operational strength to manage the budget and personnel for a group with approximately $25M in gross revenue, and personnel management for a 70-person staff. The Center is organized around four program areas: STEM & Computer Science, Digital Learning & Technology Policy, Teaching Quality & School Reform, and College & Career Pathways.
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Arlington, VA, Menlo Park, CA
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Business and client development:
Drive ongoing business development that leads to interesting and impactful new projects, especially in the area of STEM & CS
Collaborating, with program area leaders, to make strategic decisions about proposal and marketing investments
Work with SRI federal and commercial BD staff to present CERIs qualifications at business development meetings/venues
Lead/co-lead the development of multiple proposals and support other proposal efforts across the Center that build our business and demonstrate our capabilities
Manage and deliver high-quality grant/contract deliverables with on-time and as intended purpose of the client
Attract new talent to enhance CERIs research, development, evaluation, and technical assistance capabilities
Support and mentor researchers who will be the next generation of leaders, with an emphasis on growing staff from within
Support, inspire and invigorate teams to succeed by helping them overcome technical, business process and client-related challenges
Provide effective leadership to the Center and the Division to support and inspire advanced capabilities, collaboration within and across centers, and the morale of our staff
Strategic planning and research leadership
Provide leadership for and regularly update annual strategic plans to enhance alignment of CERIs research focus and capabilities with current and future market trends, facilitating CERI/SRI Education growth and success
Provide thought leadership in business development and project management that enhances SRI Educations reputation and success in the marketplace
Support visibility of SRI Education through journal publications and conference presentations
Leverage relevant content and technical expertise to provide leadership on complex and high-visibility project
Network to strengthen relationships with schools and districts, and business partners
Efficient, effective and equity-oriented business operations:
Develop and manage annual budgets to achieve bookings and revenue targets
Provide leadership for CERIs quality assurance and control processes to ensure we are providing high-quality products and services on-budget and on-time.
Lead and contribute to updating CERI and the education divisions processes to consider the perspective of all voices in decision making, make decisions about staffing more transparent, and increase diversity among staff.
A demonstrable track record (15+ years) of success in the field of Education research, including a history of business development and leadership of high visibility and complex projects
Passion and commitment to organizational diversity and equity
A strong disciplinary background in a STEM or computer science education research and a commitment to enhancing interdisciplinary STEM education
Strong reputation and connections in the field with potential clients and partners
Track record as a Principal Investigator for diverse funders such as NSF, IES, foundations and commercial clients
Demonstrated track record leading successful proposals and helping others to strengthen their proposals
Track record of accomplishment, and demonstrable success in leadership, strategic thinking, and management of large teams
Track record of effectively leading a complex array of initiatives and leveraging strengths across multiple teams and resources
Demonstrated track record supporting researchers career growth through mentoring
Excellent project management skills, including developing and managing budgets, workplans
Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals
Open to feedback and continuous improvement, embracing a growth mindset
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background check.