Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. In pursuit of this mission are some of the most world’s most talented ocean scientists and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impact on our planet and our lives. If you would like to support the people who go to impossible places to do impossible things, you can be part of making a difference by joining an incredible team.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a new Department Administrator to join our Geology & Geophysics Department. This position reports to, advises, and works closely with the Department Chair in handling department strategic planning and operational matters. The Department Administrator is responsible for leadership and management related to daily operations for the department, advocating for the mission of WHOI, and using the best practices in administrative and business management. The successful candidate will supervise research administration support staff and recommend, interpret, and implement management policies and operating practices. Uses good judgment and experience to prioritize a varied workload that involves developing solutions to emergent issues, time-sensitive and/or confidential projects, and complex problems. Applies advanced knowledge, skills, methods, and practices to conduct analysis and problem-solving. Serves as a primary interface between the research department and administration departments, funding agencies and clients both internal and external to the Institution. This is a full-time, regular, exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to: occasional standing and/or walking along with being mostly and continuously sedentary. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.