Vice President of Administration Position Available

Annette Tangye tangye at
Thu Feb 17 17:51:39 UTC 2022

VP of Administration

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is seeking a
collaborative, motivated leader with a proven track record of maintaining
finances and administrative functions for an organization.  The Vice
President of Administration will provide the leadership, management, and
vision necessary to ensure the organization has the proper operational
controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people in place to
effectively grow and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

IRIS was founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation
(NSF), IRIS is a consortium of 125 U.S. universities dedicated to advancing
research and education in seismology to understand our dynamic planet and
to benefit society. IRIS programs contribute to new discoveries within our
planet, natural hazard mitigation, national security, environmental
monitoring, advances in geo-computation, networking and communications, and
in building a scientifically and technologically proficient workforce. The
IRIS membership comprises virtually all U.S. universities with research
programs in seismology and includes a growing number of Educational
Affiliates, U.S. Affiliates, and Foreign Affiliates. IRIS management is
currently headquartered in Washington, DC, but IRIS facilities are
distributed internationally and operated in cooperation with the U.S.
Geological Survey and other partner organizations and institutions. IRIS
has annual revenues of approximately $30 million, and the Consortium
employs roughly 51 full-time professional staff.

As a member of Senior Leadership, this position reports directly to the
President, is responsible for coordination of the business, human
resources, finance, and sponsored projects departments including day-to-day
operations, budgeting, addressing of staff issues and coordination of
activities with other departments. This newly formed role will play a key
part in planning and implementing the upcoming merger with our sister
organization, UNAVCO, later this year.  The incumbent will assist with the
development of the strategic roadmap to bring the two administrative teams
into one effective organization, leading change management and
communications while ensuring operational excellence of the team.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader with strong initiative,
ability to operate strategically and translate that strategy into
execution, able to deal with ambiguity and multi-tasking, have a strong
process and detail orientation as well as a high degree of collaboration
and consensus-building.

The essential responsibilities for this position may be found in the
attached position description.

Some travel (up to 20%) within the United States will be required.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042, all IRIS employees are required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty
location or work arrangement (e.g. telework, remote work, etc.), subject to
such exceptions as required by law.  If offered employment, you will
therefore be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit
documentation of proof of vaccination before your appointment or onboarding
with IRIS or document an approved exemption.  Information about requesting
a medical or religious accommodation/exemption should be directed to Human
Resources at hr at

IRIS  is unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the
United States.

Applicants may apply by going to the IRIS Career Center

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a diverse staff makes us
a stronger organization. IRIS is committed to hiring people of all ages,
races, ethnicities, genders (except where sex is a bona fide occupational
qualification), sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status,
veteran status, religions and disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply.

Application review begins March 9, 2022 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Manager

6350 Nautilus Drive

Suite B/C

Boulder CO 80301

C: 501.681.5381

O: 303.381.7515

tangye at
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