Executive Director, Institute for Economic Advancement

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-08-08

Employer: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Employer URL: http://www.iea.ualr.edu/


With approximately 40 full time, professional staff, the Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA) is the applied, customer-oriented research and extension arm of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. IEA’s mission is to support statewide economic advancement through research, information, technical assistance, service, education, and training. IEA serves businesses, all levels of government, educational institutions, economic development organizations and chambers of commerce, nonprofit agencies, labor organizations, and the public, and it acts as the state.s official representative for several programs. IEA is a model center for economic advancement in the country. For more information about the institute visit http://www.iea.ualr.edu/.

The primary responsibility for the Executive Director is to set the research direction of the institute, directing and managing professional staff and ensuring continued quality and timely deliverables to clients. A critical focus of the position is building relationships with state and federal agencies, businesses, and organizations that serve client groups; as well as within the Institute, the College of Business, and the University community. This person is responsible for budgets and financial viability of organization which includes seeking grants and contracts in support of the mission of IEA. In addition, this person directs the Federal Economic Development Administration.s University Center at IEA.

The Executive Director must be able to work in a team environment with a multi-functional professional staff that serves a broad and diverse client base. Experience with EDA or other development agencies, running an economic development center, and experience with or knowledge of other IEA client groups is preferred. A minimum of a Masters degree is required, doctorate preferred. The successful candidate should also possess ability to operate in a University environment, knowledge of applied research, and excellent communications and public relations skills.

Archived on: 2007-09-30