Executive Director, Miami Urban Future Initiative
|Title||Economic Development Project Manager|
|Organization / Institution||Florida International University
College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
|City, State||Miami, Florida|
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
About The Miami Urban Future Initiative:
The Miami Urban Future Initiative (MUFI) is a data-driven research initiative producing assessments of key trends shaping the region. Through reports and visiting thought-leaders, MUFI disseminates information to help inform the broad strategic vision for local private and public stakeholders.
Florida International University College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts is seeking an Executive Director to lead MUFI, a collaboration with world leading urbanist Dr. Richard Florida and leading research firm, The Creative Class Group.
Support for the Miami Urban Future Initiative is part of the Knight Foundation’s broader effort to invest in Miami’s emerging innovators and entrepreneurs as a tool to build community while fostering talent and expanding economic opportunity. The Initiative aims to fill an existing research gap on economic, entrepreneurial, creative and technological assets in the region.
The Executive Director will have the unique opportunity to not only work with FIU researchers and experts but leading thinkers and researchers across the region and the world, combining their knowledge with that of business leaders, economic development practitioners, and other experts. This is a very unique career opportunity for those who care about cities, innovation, creative communities, economic growth and inclusion.
The Executive Director will report directly to FIU CARTA Dean on day to day activities, management and operations. ED will work closely with the Creative Class Group on marketing, engagement, and events. All research and content will be set by Richard Florida and the Creative Class Group. ED will support those editorial and research efforts to expand the mission of the initiative.
Applicants should have expertise in the following areas: Local Community Engagement Global Research and Economic Trends Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business and Startups
Proven success in fundraising and expertise in urban development and cities.
Other Essential Requirements
Ability to travel locally and nationally. Ability to work flexible hours as needed. Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the University
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