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Arizona State University and the Institute for Studies in the Arts,
Sciences, and Technology (ISAST)/*Leonardo* seek a dynamic leader to take
the helm of a new partnership between the two organizations. The Executive
Director position will carry an appointment as a Professor of Practice in
the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Herberger
Institute for Design and the Arts. The Executive Director is the Chief
Executive Officer of the Leonardo/International Society for the Arts,
Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST, an independent 501c3 corporation
registered in California). The Executive Director reports to the ASU-led
Personnel Committee of the ISAST Board of Directors, and is responsible for
the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial

*About ASU*

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an
unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy
and broad access. This New American University ( is a single, unified institution
comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic,
social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real-world application, blurring the boundaries
that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than
80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth
largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and
welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations
across the globe.

*About the School for the Future of Innovation in Society*

Among the newest elements of ASU’s approach to building a New American
University, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS; provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion,
use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and
centers. SFIS hosts a comprehensive set of graduate and undergraduate
degrees and certificates.  Collaborative opportunities will exist with the
Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; -
consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think
tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of
Innovation in Society.

*About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts*

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest
comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of
the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students,
more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a
tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a
combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The
institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and
Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School
of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the
arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex
problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists,
scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more
information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

*About Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology*

Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology
(Leonardo/ISAST) is a 501c3 nonprofit that serves a global network of
distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers
through our programs focused on interdisciplinary innovation in the arts,
sciences and technology. From our beginnings in 1968, we have served as THE
virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing,
best practices, research, documentation and events in art, science and
technology. More at

*Position responsibilities:*

   - Create synergy between Leonardo and ASU in art/science activities to
   achieve global leadership and recognized brand for the two entities.
   - Enterprise/business development, including enhancing earned revenue
   and fundraising through corporate sponsors, grants and large donor
   - Lead a community-engaged enterprise design process, manage
   institutional change in reflection of that process.
   - Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves
   its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
   - Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all
   personnel, both paid staff and volunteers; maintain a climate that
   attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.
   - Oversee Oakland office management and business requirements, execution
   of all contracts with ISAST including MIT Press.
   - Jointly, with the chairman and secretary of the board of directors,
   conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with
   designated officers, execute legal documents.
   - Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a
   budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines and in
   accordance with sound financial practices and with the consent and
   oversight of the Leonardo/ISAST board of directors.
   - Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with
   federal, state and local regulations and with the consent and oversight of
   the Leonardo/ISAST board of directors.
   - Liaison with ISAST board, ex-officio member; see that the board is
   kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important
   factors influencing it.

*Minimum qualifications:*

   - Terminal degree; or Bachelor’s degree and exceptional professional
   - Demonstrated ability to mediate between the interests of academic and
   public constituents, and operational staff.
   - Demonstrated understanding of transdisciplinary, collaborative
   research and practice.

*Desired qualifications:*

   - Demonstrated success in grant-seeking, fundraising and/or
   corporate/foundation relations.
   - Understanding of culture of transdisciplinary practice (i.e.
   intersection of arts, sciences and technology).
   - Demonstrated ability to work with agile, distributed teams.
   - Experience in or demonstrated potential for innovation in next
   generation publishing and knowledge dissemination.
   - Experience in and with advanced technology for communication and/or
   - Experience in venture development and scaling of business/enterprise.
   - Experience in managing transmedia enterprises with international
   markets and scale.
   - Experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships with
   international constituencies, with a particular focus on Asia, Africa, and
   Latin America.
   - Understanding of current academic publishing industry.

*Instructions to Apply:*

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a
description of the applicant's administrative experience and research and
teaching interests (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and
3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references.
All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to *[log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>*. Review of applications will begin *Friday* *March 8,
2019* and,
if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search
is closed. ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through
diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and
Retaliation policy at All
qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any
other basis protected by law (see ASU’s Title IX policy at Women and minorities are encouraged to


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