Center Executive Officer, Idaho Falls
The search committee is pleased to announce a finalist, Lee Ostrom, for the position of Center Executive Officer, Idaho Falls.
We are now accepting feedback on Lee's open session. If you were unable to attend in person, please view the video before filling out the feedback form.
Feedback will be accepted until noon Pacific time on Friday, May 17.
The Executive Officer (EO) serves as a public face of the University of Idaho representing the University in Southeast Idaho. The EO supports the University by providing visibility and facilitating a broadened sphere of influence in Southeast Idaho. The EO works with university vice presidents, deans and other senior leadership to support legislative engagement, strengthen relationships with municipalities and public agencies, provide outreach to business, develop media coverage and support student enrollment. In addition, the EO provides administrative leadership for management of the Idaho Falls Center facility and acts as a catalyst to support academic programs, faculty and staff in Southeast Idaho as well as collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory, local industry and other university partners.
The EO reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President.
- An earned graduate degree from an accredited university.
- Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated experience to interact successfully with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as leaders in industry, the community and the legislature.
- Proven leadership and administrative capabilities demonstrated by success in significant administrative positions at a research/teaching university or in an equivalent executive position in a research organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant philosophy and to excellence in teaching, research, outreach and services. Demonstrated vision, capability and experience to address the challenges facing economic, science and energy issues.
- Potential for meeting the criteria for an associate or full professor faculty appointment at the University of Idaho in a program offered at the Idaho Falls campus.
- Demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and diversity and a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity.
- Proven ability in planning, program development, personnel management, team building and working with professional organizations and industries to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated potential in managing general education, grant and soft-funded budgets. Ability to engage multiple funding stakeholders to meet university and research objectives.
- Established experience in multi-institution collaboration and understanding of the Department of Energy and national laboratory functions and processes. Demonstrated commitment to national laboratory philosophy.
- Demonstrated excellence in research and experience in collaborative research programs associated with energy studies.
- Mike Satz, Chief Executive Officer, University of Idaho, Boise, Search Chair
- Richard Christensen, Director of Nuclear Engineering, Idaho Falls
- Carol Baldwin, Associate Registrar, Idaho Falls
- Vivek Utgikar, Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering, Moscow
- John Russell, Associate Director of CAES, Idaho Falls
- Rick Aman, President, College of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls