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Chief of Staff (Hybrid)
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Aug. 18, 2022
Title Chief of Staff (Hybrid)
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department SVC Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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SVC Research - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22006811)

The Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research (SVCR) serves as a strategic advisor and key business partner to the SVCR and assists in managing the internal and external relationships and objectives of this senior office, including the SVCR's oversight of Pitt Research: the Offices of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Research Computing, Research Protections, and Sponsored Programs.

Responsibilities of the Chief of Staff include:

  • Participating in strategic planning and goal setting efforts
  • Overseeing strategic objectives and working with unit leadership to ensure successful implementation
  • Leading the staff team within the OSVCR
  • Assessing and making recommendations on organization structure and operational efficiency
  • Assisting senior leaders in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Leading and assisting in the completion of a variety of projects and reports
  • Serving on institution-wide committees to represent the OSVCR and provide strategic input on organizational initiatives
  • Providing expertise and counsel as it pertains to University governance, policies, procedures and relevant University and national policies

Department Details: The SVCR is a key member of the Chancellor's senior leadership team, and is responsible for advancing Pitt's mission to expand the frontiers of knowledge and positively impact the world through collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to research. He leads five offices focused on the full breadth of the research enterprise -- from pursuing and securing sponsorships and funding, through ensuring adherence to the highest standards to research conduct, and providing cutting-edge resources to researchers, to creative collaborations that lead to successful commercialization.

Requirements include a Master's degree, preferably a terminal degree, in a relevant field and at least 15 years of experience, with 7-10 years in a senior-level administrative position. Must have experience in planning and leading strategic initiatives; organizing and directing teams; and excellent critical thinking, communication, and project management skills.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Administrator.V
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required 15+ years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable


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