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University of Nebraska System
Posted: 03/29/2021
Executive Director, National Strategic Research Institute
Salary: $275,000+

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), a nonprofit subsidiary of the University of Nebraska, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. Established in 2012 as one of 14 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation, NSRI is engaged in a long-term, strategic partnership with our Department of Defense (DoD) sponsor, U.S. Strategic Command. NSRI provides mission-essential research and development capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command and other DoD components and federal agencies addressing 21st century threats to our nation's security.

Reporting to the NSRI Board of Directors, the Executive Director has the opportunity to lead a team with more than 275 years of direct DoD or DoD-support experience to be a conveyor and catalyst for the points of innovation that occur where disciplines, exerts, ideas, and people collide. As chief executive, key responsibilities include: engaging with UARC sponsors and customers to develop new task orders and core competencies, assess customer mission requirements, and represent UARC capabilities; managing the activities of the UARC to ensure timely execution of task orders, coordination of activities of UARC employees and faculty engagement, and development of UARC capabilities in anticipation of customer and sponsor needs; and maintaining the financial health of the Institute and managing day-to-day operations.

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