External job announcement (internal applicants welcome)
Position: Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for Artificial Intelligence
Reports to: Chief Innovation Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship
NOTE: This announcement is not to be confused with TGECCT’s artificial intelligence design team (AIDT).
Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of the Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation Charitable Trust (“TGECCT”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the East Azabu neighborhood of Tokyo, TGECCT has volunteers around the world, with well-educated persons, such as university professors, as the organization’s advisors, and learners, such as university students, as the participants. None are remunerated, nor do they feign unremunerative intent.
TGECCT has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Human Resources, Information, Innovation, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Strategy, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.
TGECCT seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and innovative leader to become its next Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for Artificial Intelligence (“DCINOAI”). The successful candidate will be committed to the Corporation’s mission and will serve as a major contributor to its Innovation Bureau. Working in partnership with the Chief Innovation Officer, the DCINOAI will be an integral member of the organization’s leadership support and will play a key role in bringing the organization to the forefront of innovation. No travel is required; however, university students seeking internship placement in Tokyo have some options available to them, pending approval from universities assigning grades.
As TGECCT prepares to expand to all of the world’s ten most populated cities in 2020, this is a prime opportunity for the DCINOAI to be a contributing architect to a growing corporate innovation program. The DCINOAI will build on existing idea efforts and aggressively pursue new opportunities for innovation in support of TGECCT’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Essential job accountabilities:
The incumbent of this position supports the mission and contributes to the work of the Innovation Branch. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Contributes to the Corporation’s innovation processes and technological change effectively and transparently.
- Focuses on radical and breakthrough innovation.
- Harnesses the voices of all stakeholders in artificial intelligence development.
- Works with senior leadership, other branch managers, and employees across the Corporation to test, deploy, and support new ideas regarding artificial intelligence.
- Serves as the Corporation’s primary point of contact regarding all artificial intelligence matters.
- Supervises a team of subordinates, the majority of whom are located around the world. All communicate using English, and no knowledge of the Japanese language is required.
- Develops and sustains relationships with other artificial intelligence developers and partner organizations.
- Maintains a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and that promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork.
- Fosters an environment of achievement and ensures staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined, measurable goals.
- Creates a climate that promotes positivity for others and acceptance of alternative, radical ideas and approaches, as well as the highest ethical standards and practices.
- Embraces diversity as a strategic advantage.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional skills in artificial intelligence, and equally outstanding oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated exceptional innovation experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in another field, along with the following additional experience and attributes:
- Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in business, engineering, computer science, or a related field strongly desired
- Experience managing an innovation program at a senior level within a large, complex government or corporate enterprise
- Skill in executing a complex budget at the business unit or divisional level within a large, complex government or corporate enterprise
- Intense desire to lead and innovate
- Demonstrated ability to build, supervise, and motivate teams and individuals in a collaborative manner
- Supervisory experience strongly preferred
- Remarkable technological savvy, with outstanding computer skills
Please complete a TGECCT Form 17, Internship Application, which can be obtained from TGECCT’s Human Resources Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGECCT offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGECCT does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its internship participants. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay. A four-page flow chart that illustrates various application procedures is available here.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGECCT Human Resources Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.
Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.