Job listing: Executive Director
McNAIR Center for Aerospace Research & Innovation
Job description: Executive direction and management
Minimum qualifications: MBA or equivalent degree from accredited college or university
Five years aerospace industry management, business development, and relationship-building experience as:
- Active duty, reserve or retired military, or
- Federal civil servant in aviation or with oversight of federal aviation projects, or
- Defense contractor in aviation or aerospace, or
- Major aerospace corporation executive
Preferred Qualifications: Broad, in-depth understanding of aerospace industry, principal firms, suppliers and related government agencies, and significance/role of industry-impacting academic institutions.
Current knowledge of scientific/technical issues affecting aerospace industry
Ability to work with technical and scientific personnel
Known contacts in the aerospace industry and federal and state government
Demonstrated abilities: Goal-setting and execution (with realistic scheduling, "hard" deadlines)
Marketing/business plan development, preparation and revision per changing business and economic conditions/trends
Advertising/public relations plan development, preparation and revision per the marketing/business plan
Business partner/client development (with tractable and substantiated ROI) regarding government aviation/aerospace agencies, related civilian defense contractors and aviation/aerospace businesses generally
Statistics, research and analysis
Compensation: Salary commensurate w/qualifications. Full state benefits package.
Send resume/CV with cover letter and list of references to: Christine Curtis, senior vice provost and director of strategic planning at CURTISCH@mailbox.sc.edu or call 803-777-9516 or 803-730-6591.
The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.