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Director, CBA

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: College of Business
Department: Dean of Business
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Executive / Director / Management, Other, Data Analytics / Security, Program/Project Management

Job Description

The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) is an exciting center in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business developing next-generation business analytics leaders. CBA is a driving force for the creation of collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and corporate leaders to advance best practices for analytics education and research. Additionally, CBA serves as Virginia Tech’s leading point of contact for industry partners interested in analytics and will play a key role in the new Global Business and Analytics Complex (GBAC).
We are seeking dynamic, entrepreneurial-minded applicants for a professional faculty position as Director dedicated to teaching, student engagement, and corporate outreach.
Responsibilities include teaching in the Master of Science in Business
Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics (MSBA-BA) program; supervising and evaluating capstone analytics projects for MSBA-BA students; interfacing with corporate capstone sponsors; and soliciting new capstone projects from prospective sponsors.
The candidate will provide additional program support activities such as interviewing prospective MSBA-BA candidates; mentoring MSBA-BA students, coaching graduate students in improving their communication skills when writing resumes, cover letters, consulting reports, and giving business presentations; and maintaining strategic relationships with corporate sponsors to maintain and enhance financial support of CBA research and academic activities.
The candidate will report to CBA’s Executive Director and work collaboratively with colleagues from the Pamplin College of Business, other Virginia Tech Colleges, and University Relations to enhance the reputation of CBA and its programs.

Required Qualifications

•A Master’s degree or PhD in business or a technical field
•Excellent communication skills and proven training / teaching ability
•Proven leadership or management experience
•Strong public speaking / presentation skills
•Proven customer interface skills in a project execution role, business development role, or both
•Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

•Prior senior leadership or executive leadership
•Experience planning, executing, and evaluating corporate and/or capstone projects
•Industry/business experience in consulting / government contracting, project management, or business intelligence and analytics
•Project management experience
•PMP Certification
•Skills with specific analytics software or tools typically used in industry
•General management experience

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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