CINA Transition and Impact Manager

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 16, 2022
Apr 05, 2023
Full Time
CINA Transition and Impact ManagerThe George Mason University Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) Center for Excellence invites applications for a Transition and Impact Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:The Center's primary objective is to serve as an academic hub for thought leadership and for the emergence of novel solutions to support the Homeland Security Enterprise in its efforts to effectively predict, detect, identify, monitor, track, disrupt, thwart, and ultimately dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and other illicit actors. The Center is part of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact and is funded in part by a DHS multi-year, multi-fund grant.About the Position:The CINA Transition and Impact Manager is responsible for supporting the CINA Deputy Director in transitioning CINA research projects to operational integration at DHS, as well as licensing, commercialization, publication, and other dissemination of research project output. The CINA Transition and Impact Manager directly engages with project teams to understand project status and capabilities; prepares reports for the center leadership and the funding agency; supports coordination efforts among research teams and transition stakeholders and partners, and provides broad coordination support across other Center operations that relate to transition of research portfolio products. This position is essential in maintaining long-range program success and center viability.Responsibilities:Works with CINA Project Managers to identify and support potential transition and dissemination paths for project outcomes (trainings, knowledge products, or tools/technology/software products) and coordinates with Center leadership and other relevant groups (university tech transfer, federal stakeholders, industry partners) to support transition of CINA research to operational integration, licensing, commercialization, and/or tech transfer;Attends project team meetings as needed and remains current on the CINA research portfolio status and capabilities;Leads meetings with potential transition stakeholders to assess needs and gaps, and map these to the CINA research portfolio;Leads meetings and interactions with the Transition Advisory Board;Works with project teams, stakeholders, and transition partners to scope, initiate, manage, track, and report project transition (integration, licensing, commercialization, and/or transfer) efforts;Identifies publications, conferences, workshops, and other venues suitable for sharing of research project output;Assists in the development of RFIs and corresponding events for the update of the Center's research portfolio through the introduction of new research projects; andDirectly supervises wage, student wage, GRA's, and/or other support staff as necessary.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in a field closely related to the scope of CINA's research, or in business administration, management, or public administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience in a higher education, government, tech transfer/commercialization, or other research-oriented setting;Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse audience of stakeholders and collaborators from various disciplines in academia, government, and industry;Ability to support and foster an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and high-quality customer service; andMust be a U.S. citizen.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working with DHS and/or federal law enforcement; andDemonstrated successful experience in technology capability transition and integration in US Government operations (3 or more years preferred).

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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