The Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership and strategic vision to help build a newly-established center for research and education on topics including governance and political institutions, economic institutions and property rights, and the governance of emerging technology (such as blockchain and internet governance).
The Executive Director will have significant opportunity to shape the Center’s mission and initiatives together with key faculty and leaders across many different departments and schools at the University of Pittsburgh along with scholars and partners around the world. The Executive Director will engage with students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as leading practitioners, policymakers, community-based organizations, civil society organizations, in Pittsburgh and around the world.
Experience and skills
The Executive Director will oversee the Center’s programs, fundraising, and operation; convene symposia, conferences, and new initiatives; work with faculty to launch research and policy projects that improve understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated governance institutions around the world. The incumbent will nurture and grow a vibrant, diverse, and far-reaching intellectual community. Reporting to the Center’s Director, the Executive Director will have operational responsibilities for CGM’s programming, staff, fundraising, budget, and mission.
Key roles and responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, a J.D., or a master’s degree with demonstrated knowledge of the literature in relevant fields.
The candidate should have some combination of the following experiences and skills: substantial successful management and leadership experience; a track record of innovation, program leadership, and program building; extensive experience, engagement and understanding of governance and market institutions as well as emerging technologies; an excellent reputation and an extensive established network in relevant research and policy communities; experience working with and managing global partnerships; advanced administrative and organizational skills.
A proven track record in fundraising and budget management; strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and the broader community; strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to draw on the ideas of others and convert them into meaningful strategies and plans and to represent those ideas to a variety of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, policymakers, the public and the press; and high professional and ethical standards that reflects the University of Pittsburgh core values, purpose and mission.