The Director of Sesquicentennial Programs leads the strategy, planning, implementation and conclusion of the year-long university sesquicentennial celebration.
The academic year 2019-2020 has been designated as our Sesquicentennial Year with the Sesquicentennial itself falling in March of 2020. It provides a rare opportunity to celebrate the land-grant mission of Ohio State by highlighting our distinctive academic programs and research, our state-of-the-art facilities and the impact that our faculty, students, staff and alumni have, through their work, throughout the state, nation and world. It also offers the unique opportunity to consider our next one-hundred years, and ways in which Ohio State will continue its indelible impact on society.
The Director is responsible and accountable for building the sesquicentennial program including, but not limited to, program planning, strategic alignment of goals to university priorities, budget management, staff oversight, building university-wide involvement and support and implementation.
The Director works with senior university leaders to establish priorities, review progress and set long-term goals for the initiative. Leading across the enterprise, creates and executes a comprehensive and ambitious, multi-faceted plan that is fitting for gravitas of the Sesquicentennial celebration of The Ohio State University. Responsible for managing the team that executes signature and marquee programs unique to the Sesquicentennial that will engage millions of Buckeyes through print, digital and in-person experiences over the course of the twelve-month celebration, and a multi-million dollar budget.
Upon completion of the Sesquicentennial he/she will create mechanisms for evaluating program components, ensure accurate results reporting and closing of the sesquicentennial office. In collaboration with university archives, he/she will also lead the archiving and records retention effort.
The Director functions with a high-degree of autonomy and independence, so must have exceptional judgment, problem solving skills and experience working within a higher education entity.
This position is a full-time, term position, lasting approximately 2 years or until the conclusion of the sesquicentennial year and all necessary program wrap-up.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five year of program planning experience; five years of demonstrated management experience; project management experience; effective communicator; and experience working within a University setting.
Master’s degree; event, marketing/communication experience; in-depth knowledge of Ohio State priorities, organization, operations, systems and functions.
Target Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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