The Executive Director, working with the Director, provides vision, strategic leadership and decision making for long-term planning of CST’s goals, objectives, and directions. CST’s grand challenges are to 1) cultivate a science-literate student body; 2) extend STEM experiences for all people; 3) advance exploration of shared creativity across STEM, arts, humanities, and social sciences; and 4) facilitate faculty and student engagement in interdisciplinary research and intellectual exchange. To address these, the Executive Director provides bold, forward-thinking leadership that fosters intellectual exchange, course development, programming and research among faculty, students, staff and visitors.
This individual engages CST staff and Faculty Executive Committee members to leverage expertise and elicit ideas in the context of strategic undertakings. To broaden engagement, s/he cultivates relationships with faculty, students, and staff across the university, as well as with community partners, foundations, corporations, and other relevant stakeholders outside the university. The Executive Director identifies and evaluates strategic opportunities to allocate CST’s financial and human resources. This individual strategically plans for CST’s local and global impact in the context of national and local discourse on 21st Century STEM education.
Doctorate in STEM or STEM education; Demonstrated ability to provide vision, strategic leadership and planning; Strong ability to take initiative and work in an unstructured environment; Experience with managing a large budget; Expertise in national issues/debates/research about STEM education and pedagogy; Ability to cultivate partnerships with faculty and students to advance the work of the CST; Ability to meet with representatives from peer institutions who are developing new approaches and methods in STEM education, and to implement best practices at Princeton; Familiarity with various methods of assessment and evaluation; Strong analytical skills; Ability to manage and provide professional development to full-time staff; Strong interest in working across academic disciplines and institutions; strong intellectual, organizational, operational, and institution building qualities are essential.
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