Director - Department of Mining and Industrial Extension 12824
The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is seeking applications for the position of Director for the Department of Mining and Industrial Extension. The department provides on-site, technical assistance and training to manufacturers and to the mining industry throughout West Virginia and the nation. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the vision, mission and core values of the department, as well as, defining and directing the department’s resources to achieve its strategic and operating goals. The department is developing a strategic vision for the next decade and the new director will play a vital role in establishing the future direction of the department.
The Director reports to the Dean of the Statler College and is responsible for the following: performance and organization of all functions within MIE including its continued funding and relationships with sponsors, partner organizations and government officials; managing the day-to-day systems and processes within the organization, while building organizational commitment around common goals; promoting a collaborative culture among the staff that ensures the necessary processes and personnel are in place and functioning optimally to meet missions of the department and college; aligning all functions, systems and processes within the organization and building organizational commitment to common goals; providing planning and leadership for MIE activities; developing corporate strategy, budgets and investments for appropriate approval; making compensation and employment decisions; seeking, developing, and maintaining relations with colleagues and programs within the Statler College as well as across the University; attending the College Executive Committee Meetings and communicating relevant items to departmental staff and instructors, implementing necessary changes when relevant; seeking, planning and implementing new MIE offerings to continue and grow industry relevance; providing information and support the effective functioning of the department and appropriate Advisory Board; representing MIE internally and externally in the context of a WVU Activity; providing annual reviews for all MIE personnel; and seeking resources and collaborations for program growth and sustainability both inside and outside the University.
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Administration, Education, Marketing, Engineering, Safety, or Engineering Technology; ten (10) years of mine management/mine safety experience; five (5) years of fiscal planning and budget management and five (5) years of supervision.
Applicantsmust submit a cover letter highlighting their qualifications for the position, resume,and contact information for at least three professional references. Review ofapplications will begin September 9, 2019. For further information, pleasecontact Jason Dean at (304) 293-9385, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MIE website at https://mindext.statler.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and its vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantownwv.gov. The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni.
Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of a NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 22, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes