Miami University Seeks Executive Director of Paper Science and Engineering Foundation

The Paper Science and Engineering (PS&E) Foundation at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, is searching for an executive director. The executive director is the key operating officer of the PS&E Foundation and is responsible for all functional aspects of the organization. These include revenue generation, scholarship distribution, long-term planning and analysis, appropriate records management, support to several entities such as the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, sub-committees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Other responsibilities include the direction of various Foundation initiatives, coordination with certain Miami administrative departments, and other functional activities that arise from time to time. This position directs the activities of the Foundation’s assistant director. The executive director reports to and is responsible to the president of the board of trustees. 

General Duties 

With PSEF/Company Members: 

With Miami Administration: 
With Students: 
The latitude of responsibility is dependent on that given by the Board of Trustees. This position maintains regular contact with the Executive Committee of the Board, which is responsible for overseeing all of the affairs of the Foundation throughout the year. This contact usually involves the president and may involve one or more other members of the Executive Committee. 

Administrative Responsibilities
The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the Foundation. This includes responsibilities handled personally and others delegated to the Assistant Director, or others on the Foundation staff. 

Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Personal Criteria 
Education should consist minimally of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Science, or Engineering discipline. MBA is useful. 

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: a position at industry corporate executive level; or with a state or national political action committee; or with non-profit development responsibilities particularly in major gift solicitation.
Must work effectively with various industry and university constituencies including the Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering faculty and staff, the department chairperson, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, and other university and industry personnel as appropriate. Critical to successful performance is a thorough understanding of the needs of the industry and the mission and potential of the CPB Department, and a desire to help and inspire young men and women for careers of leadership within the pulp, paper, and affiliated industries. 

Responses should be directed to:

Peter Flynn, Chair
Nominations Committee
Paper Science and Engineering Foundation
c/o Kadant Black Clawson
7312 Central Parke Boulevard
Mason, OH 45040-6802 
(513) 229-8104