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Manager, Operations | Office of the Chief Scientif

at The Jackson Laboratory in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Manager, Operations | Office of the Chief Scientific Officer Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, the Manager, Operations serves as a point of contact and oversees and directs daily operations of the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer. The position holds a pivotal role in overseeing, strategizing, and optimizing daily operations, ensuring alignment with organizational strategy and goals. The incumbent is instrumental in driving efficiency, managing resources, and fostering collaboration across departments and functional units to enhance overall productivity and success. Key Responsibilities: Serves as internal point person for the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, engaging with faculty, research staff, advancement, strategic communications, and other key stakeholders to help respond to and address a wide variety of issues. Manages special projects and initiatives with a focus on achieving objectives as directed by the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Defines key communications and prepares internal and external reports, briefings, and other materials for diverse audiences, including senior leadership, the board of trustees, board of scientific counselors, faculty, etc. Plans and coordinates logistics of programs and special events including symposiums, seminars, team meetings, off-site meetings, and retreats. Creates and maintains a research dashboard, pulling data from various resources and presenting it in a clear and concise manner that reflects the state of the research enterprise and key initiatives, which will help to inform decisions. Ensures a balance between data and qualitative information in decision-making. Uses analytics to assist in the preparation and monitoring of adherence to budgets. Coordinates written reports from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, assuring accuracy and timeliness. Prepares formal presentations and talking points that drive key messaging on behalf of the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Working closely with HR, assesses faculty engagement levels (via Gallup) and works with research leadership to facilitate the development of action plans to continuously improve engagement. Works with Advancement to improve visibility of faculty research for potential donors. Performs other related duties as may be assigned. Skills, Knowledge and Expertise: College degree in related field with at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree in STEM and prior experience working with faculty and scientists preferred. Ability to prioritize competing demands and requests, interfacing with internal and external parties and performing at an advanced level of stakeholder management. Strong attention to detail, ensuring that all communications, deliverables, and projects are accurate, professional and audience appropriate. Proven track record of coordinating and driving the execution of implementation initiatives. Strong project-reporting skills, with focus on synthesizing and reporting diverse perspectives. Skilled in understanding the "big picture," responding rapidly to competing demands, prioritizing needs, and taking a proactive approach to problem-solving. Operates with discretion, diplomacy, responsibility, and integrity while demonstrating interpersonal sensitivity and a deep understanding of how individuals and organizations function. Strong time management and ability to meet deadlines. Open to feedback in an effort to continuously improve. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment. Demonstrates leadership and collaboration skills, adept at garnering support, commitment, and inspiring both team and customer engagement. Demonstrates ability to work in consensus-driven operations that promotes teamwork. Strong technical orientation with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Willingness to travel as needed. Pay Range:$73,305 - $122,730 About JAX: The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and... For full info follow application link. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Job Posting: 1044160

Posted On: Feb 16, 2024

Updated On: Feb 24, 2024

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