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Director of Quantum Education, CQE at University of Chicago

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

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About the Department
The Chicago Quantum Exchange is an intellectual hub and community of researchers with the common goal of advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information across CQE members, corporate partners, and our region. Based at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the Chicago Quantum Exchange is anchored by the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (both operated for DOE by the University of Chicago), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and more than a dozen corporate, international, and non-profit partners. The hub promotes the exploration of quantum information technologies, education, and workforce development efforts. The CQE facilitates interactions between research groups of its member and partner institutions and provides an avenue for developing and fostering collaborations, joint projects, and information exchange.

Job Summary
The Chicago Quantum Exchange within the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is seeking a Director of Quantum Education who provides professional support for launching, managing and maintaining quantum education and workforce development programs in coordination with multiple university departments and external institutions. As the Director of Quantum Education, you will enhance and support the implementation of institution-wide quantum initiatives related to teaching and learning, inclusive excellence, leadership development, and assessment.

- Develop, manage, and execute administrative efforts at University of Chicago for the new multi-institutional NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute.
- Create and manage workforce development and education programs between three universities (University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Wisconsin Madison).Establish new education and outreach initiatives that increase the education and training of scientists and participation in quantum science and technology.
- Plan and implement virtual and in-person events, including new courses, education, and outreach activities.
- In coordination, preparing and monitoring of the various financial and budgetary activities, including vendors contracts, annual reports, and evaluation to funding agencies.
- Partner with a vibrant group of faculty, industry partners, quantum professionals, and foster new connections. Ensure clear and consistent communications with relevant program stakeholders.
- While reporting to Executive Director, CQE to develop initiatives aligned with unit goals, with a dotted line report to the lead UChicago Investigator.
- Manage, evaluate, and develop staff as needed and as assigned.
- Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budget, including developing multi-year budget forecasts. May oversee the preparation and management of grant and contract proposals, ensuring compliance with all University, federal and private foundation guidelines and regulations. Develops financial reports and assists with seeking funding for grants.
- Uses best practices to develop and execute organization's operational and overall strategic plan. Develops and implements relevant policies and procedures and ensures compliance.
- Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree in related field with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience OR minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience.

- A minimum of seven years of significant work experience, or equivalent education, particularly with education, especially in the STEM fields, grant and contract coordination, project coordination, and/or evaluation.
- Experience working in higher education or an academic research environment preferred.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, and spreadsheet skills.

Preferred Competencies
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, administrative, organization, problem -solving coordination skills, including public speaking.
- Time management skills and the ability to organize and handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
- Ability to handle public contacts with courtesy, clarity, and diplomacy.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion.

Application Documents
- Cover Letter (required)
- Resume (required)
- Professional Reference Contact List (3)(required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family
Administration & Management

Role Impact
Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Pay Frequency

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible

Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

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