[CODATA-international] CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, International Program Office, World Data System

Simon Hodson, ED CODATA simon at codata.org
Wed Aug 4 05:24:04 EDT 2021

It does seem to be the time for recruitment at the moment…  I’m sharing the high level / more senior positions on the CODATA International community list as well as the CODATA Training and Careers List which is where career and training opportunities are normally posted.

The new World Data System International Programme Office, based in Oak Ridge Tennessee is looking for an Executive Director: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000001GX&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

This is a great opportunity to direct the new IPO!

Executive Director, International Program Office, World Data System

Executive Director (ED) leads the International Programme Office (IPO) of the World Data System (WDS) situated at Oak Ridge Institute @ University of Tennessee (ORI at UT) University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) . WDS is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC). The IPO serves 128 international member organizations. The ED reports to the Principle Investigator (PI) of the sponsored project and maintains effective cooperation on administrative and technical matters with the major stakeholders, such as, ORI at UT UT-ORII, ORNL, and UT.

The ED will be a full-time employee of the University of Tennessee and shall direct all activities of the IPO. The ED will oversee staff members of the IPO, manage the operations and budget of the IPO, identify potential funding opportunities, and actively seek and secure additional external funding.

Job Functions/Responsibilities:

The ED will facilitate the development, implementation, and coordination of WDS and its projects in collaboration with the PI of the sponsored project and the WDS-SC. The ED is responsible for carrying out the WDS strategy as defined by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC), WDS management includes ensuring regular WDS-SC telecons and meetings (see item 3) and annual members forums, ensuring smooth workflows, serving on the CoreTrustSeal board, and engagement with WDS member repositories. Joint projects with partners will include establishing international education and workforce development program elements, designing and co-leading the program for the biennial International Data Week, conducting benchmark studies of the infrastructures and tools used by WDS repositories to inform best practices and guidelines (in coordination with the Director of the WDS International Technology Office), and creating and managing the Global Research Identifier Database. Responsibility includes budget oversight and compliance with UT rules and regulations. The ED will supervise the Office staff to support these activities.

Read more at https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000001GX&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Global Open Science Cloud Initiative: introduction event <https://codata.org/initiatives/strategic-programme/global-open-science-cloud/gosc-introduction-event/> and sign up for WGs and Case studies <https://codata.org/initiatives/strategic-programme/global-open-science-cloud/sign-up-for-gosc-groups-and-studies/>

1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals: 6-8 September 2021 <https://codata.org/1st-international-forum-on-big-data-for-sustainable-development-goals-6-8-september-2021/>

CODATA Connect-Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition: deadline 31 August <https://codata.org/an-invitation-to-take-part-in-the-codata-connect-data-science-journal-early-career-essay-competition/>

Call for Proposals to Host International Data Week 2025: deadline 30 September 2020 <https://codata.org/call-for-applications-to-host-international-data-week-2025/>

May 2021 publications <https://codata.org/may-2021-publications-in-the-data-science-journal/> in the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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