Director of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (AMS) Institute - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (AMS) Institute will report to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and is responsible for managing all AMS Institute activities and will oversee the development of other innovative programs such as transfer of apprenticeship credit and construction management programs.


(40%) – Lead and drive efforts with Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) collaborating departments’ leadership to: coordinate scheduling for all shared spaces in the AES building, provide advising for all AMS majors, facilitate programming, shared student activities and ongoing revision of AMS and Construction Program Management (CPM) curriculum while maintaining program and curriculum alignment with industry needs. The Director will coordinate, schedule and evaluate faculty for AMS and CPM courses, coordinate AMS major internship placements and evaluation, and coordinate and manage AMS program assessment.

(30%) Develop, plan and execute comprehensive strategies to: expand AMS Institute community presence through developing and nurturing relationships with key industry partners by arranging seminars, guest speaker series or workshops, soliciting grant and private donations for the institute; and developing fee-for-service programs in prototype development and other manufacturing research areas.

(20%) In collaboration with University leadership including the College Deans, establish an Institute mission/vision and goals that support the University mission. Provide prudent financial management of the Institute, ensuring fiscal stewardship. Provide assurance that the Institute operates in accordance with all relevant federal, state, and university laws, regulations, and policies. Develop strategic planning for the Institute, recruit and form a relevant advisory board and coordinate appropriate consultation with that advisory board.

(10%) Prepare an Annual Report for the College Deans, the Provost and, if relevant, the Board of Trustees. Prepare the self-study for the Institute’s periodic review. Participate in individual personnel evaluation and evaluate AMS Institute staff in accordance with campus policies and procedures. Regularly conduct program evaluation to determine program effectiveness including program review for the institute and programs housed within it. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Masters degree in Aerospace Studies, Business, Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
• Minimum of three years administrative experience working with all levels of staff and leadership, including board members, and community leaders
• Three years of experience supervising and managing professional staff

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in Aerospace Studies, Business, Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
• 5+ years of higher education experience
• 5+ years of manufacturing industry experience
• Experience working with diverse, urban populations
• Experience conducting program evaluation to determine program effectiveness
• Experience managing a budget
• Experience or knowledge of the strategic planning process to determine department and program direction
• Proven skill in the creation and preparation of effective grant proposals and or private fundraising programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT:In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • College of Prof. Studies
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Academic Administration
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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