Job Requisition Number: 24796. *************************This is a one-year contract position, renewable role**************************
The Executive Director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) provides senior management and leadership of a multi-disciplinary research center. The CLTC was established in 2015 with a $15M grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to Berkeley, to support the building of a new field of cyber-security research that is multi-disciplinary and global in scope, and that contributes to shaping long term policy in the field.
The field of cybersecurity in the past has been seen largely as the domain of defense professionals who have sought technological solutions to short-term threats. CLTC defines cybersecurity more expansively to include security, privacy, and data protection in a world where digital sensors, networks, and computation are increasingly ubiquitous—embedded in home appliances, industrial equipment, and our physical infrastructure—and where citizens, as well as professionals and the military, must be conscious of and contribute to addressing the challenge. This means that an effective new field of cybersecurity research and practice will require multi-disciplinary research informed by the findings of social and behavioral scientists as well as lawyers and technologists. It also requires an explicitly long-term time frame and a global perspective, rather than a short term, domestic one. To build this new field will be a complex process that involves a combination of research activities, curricular development, training of new scholars, and extensive and focused communication with the media and with external constituencies, including policy-makers and industry representatives as well as university researchers. Faculty from multiple campus units, including EECS, the Law School, the School of Public Policy, the School of Information, the Business School, and several social science departments (economics, sociology, etc.), contribute to CLTC through research as well as instruction. CLTC collaborates actively with counterpart programs at Stanford and MIT, as well as with key external partners (corporations, policymakers, government agencies, and non-profits) who share a commitment to building this new field. While the grant from the Hewlett Foundation was originally made for a 5 year period, we are engaged in developing additional sources of funding to ensure that the CLTC becomes a continuing institution on the Berkeley campus.
The Executive Director will be charged with the development of a sustainable funding model for the Center. In addition, the role will provide coordination among relevant individuals and organizations (both internal and external), provide input into strategic planning and goal setting, and oversee operational management of the Center and its research program, including control of the budget and other related resources and external communications of the findings of research. In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Business Development in the School of Information, the Executive Director will engage in fundraising to insure the sustainability of funding for the CLTC. The Executive Director will work closely with the Faculty Director to maintain and upgrade CLTC’s research and outreach productivity, and will be principally responsible for the day to day operations and associated culture of the center.
25% Center Management:
Manage budgets and facilities, manage administrative, research, technical, and operational staff, and oversee day-to-day operations of the CLTC. Regularly review and continuously seek to streamline the operational.
25% Strategic Communication:
Develop strategic communication plan for the Center. Represent the program to advisors, partners, outside agencies, and to the public. Oversee professional communications staff in framing of the CLTC research agenda and findings to support effective communications with funders, the media, the research and policy communities, and the general public. Develop and maintain liaisons with external advisory board, including organizing regular and ad hoc meetings. Insure regular communication of CLTC activities primarily through web/online presence as well research and policy briefs, white papers, and other venues.
20% Research Strategy:
Coordinate campus and inter-campus research activities including overseeing process for allocating research funds; oversee development of regular reporting and budgets as well as responses to ad hoc report and information requests; leading planning and execution of international and domestic research conferences and workshops in collaboration with faculty, as well as campus research seminars.
15% Strategic Planning:
Work with Faculty Director and Advisors to develop strategic goals, objectives, and directions of the Center; Identify and evaluate opportunities and recommend resource allocations, program activities, and partner collaborations; Act as primary point of contact between the Center sponsors (Hewlett Foundation and other government, industry, or foundation sponsors), the campus researchers, and university partners.
15% Center Fundraising:
Actively collaborate with campus and unit development professionals (Associate Dean for Business Development at the I School) as well as with faculty to seek additional external funding as well as opportunities for follow on research by representing CLTC to external funding agencies, foundations, and industry.*Management and leadership experience in academia, government, non-profit, and/or industry.
*Demonstrated expertise with program building within an academic or other institution.
*Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and/or governmental or nonprofit agencies.
*Expertise in administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
*Expert oral and written communication skills; team-building and collaborative mindset that energizes and empowers others.
*Expert ability to work with a dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students as well as external partners.
Expert fundraising and business development experience.
Expert negotiation skills including political acumen, social perceptiveness, and cross-cultural awareness.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
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