The Office of the Chancellor is seeking a motivated and adaptable individual to serve as the Executive Director-Strategic Planning & Projects. Reporting directly to the Chancellor s/he will play a hands-on, executive-level role, serving as a strategist, advisor and executor to ensure that initiatives are aligned with the priorities of the Chancellor. The Executive Director will have high-level management skills along with top-level strategic insight and the ability to assist and lead in the implementation of organizational initiatives.
Objectives of this Role
Oversee strategic organizational initiatives from development through successful execution in collaboration with senior leadership
Lead and support strategic planning and goal setting efforts to ensure annual and long-term goals are successfully met
Scope, plan and execute multiple priority projects; accountable for outcomes and responsible for managing resources to achieve success
Assist and communicate with leadership in decision-making, project management, and initiative implementation
Assist the Chancellor in responding to the changing external environment and emerging issues that affect the division
Organize and prioritize critical issues and required information for the Chancellor and his leadership team to facilitate efficient decision making
Review, design, and execute on improvements to organizational structure, find knowledge and skills gaps and help address them
Plays a critical role in facilitating communication amongst key stakeholders and leadership and promoting and cultivating a sense of shared goals among the Chancellor’s office constituents to enhance unity throughout the division
Represent the interests of the Chancellor across the organization
Ideal candidate is a self-reflective, self-starter who likes to work within a varied and dynamic network of stakeholders
Advanced degree required
Higher education experience preferred
Minimum of 10 years administrative experience, including 5-10 years of experience working with executive-level leaders
Progressively responsible leadership in a high energy environment working with an innovation leadership agenda
Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with demonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in a timely manner based on thoughtful analysis and critical judgment.
Organizational and political agility; developed negotiation skills
Tact, diplomacy and superb interpersonal skills required to establish close relationships with key influencers around campus
Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
Managerial strengths in achieving goals through empowering others
Inspirational leadership traits and dynamic motivational ability
Demonstrated ability to filter and synthesize information so that Chancellor remains focused on executive level priorities
Ability to serve as able ambassador for the Chancellor, representing best interests of the Office
Position requires significant time commitment to meet demands of high paced, newly forming office. Flexibility and agility are keys to success.
Requisition Number: STFR005405
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