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Executive Director of Digital Futures Cyber Development

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Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati, Office of Research, is seeking an Executive Director of Cyber Development for its institution-wide Digital Futures initiative.  This position will enhance and support the University’s research activities within the cyber realm.  They will serve as a liaison for the Digital Futures initiative to work with the community, administrators, faculty, staff and other researchers to enhance growth in cyber-related research and programming. This position will report to the Vice President for Research or their designee.


Job Duties

  • Engage in external networking to identify new research opportunities, establish partnerships and successful internal collaborations;
  • Develop and execute against a successful business plan to grow the impact of the University of Cincinnati’s cyber-related research;
  • Plan and execute DF cyber-related activities that influence growth impact to society and the economy in Ohio and the region;
  • Manage external communications in the area of cyber-related research;
  • Represent the University at local, state and national meetings as appropriate;
  • Establish and achieve quarterly and annual cyber-related targets;
  • May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.);
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.


 Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years’ experience; -OR- Associates’ degree with nine (9) years’ experience; -OR- eleven (11) years’ experience.  Degree in business, leadership, engineering, computer science or information systems/technology or related field.  Experience in an academic, government, or private sector leadership and/or administrative position and a minimum of one (1) year supervision.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in business, leadership, engineering, computer science or information systems/technology or closely related field with at least 12 years of experience in an academic, government, or private sector leadership and/or administrative position
  • Experience with cross-sector teaming
  • Experience in creating P3 (public-private partnerships) is desired
  • Competitive understanding of cybersecurity and IoT in military and in civilian environments
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated history of growing and managing programs, teams, and resources
  • Demonstrated adherence to the core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence that maintain a positive work environment



  • An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
  • An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
  • Growth potential within the university.


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. To learn more about UC and the "Next Lives Here" strategic direction go to


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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