This person will collaborate with the Executive Director of Center for Integrative Leadership in the overall educational operations of the Center. This person is responsible for managing the development and delivery of curricular, research, and project initiatives, center engagement and collaboration, including fundraising and events, project management and research support, and budget management. This person helps to identify and support opportunities to advance the outreach, educational, and research mission of the center and leads development and implementation of complex programs with a broad impact for a variety of stakeholders. This person is the project lead working with educational partners and a variety of stakeholders to identify and address the educational needs of the University community, and to maintain and grow the work of the Center, including strategic planning, new project development, project management, and more.
Development and Delivery of Curricular, Research, and Project Initiatives (55%): Design, develop, and implement a broad range of educational programs, events, workshops, and research activities for initiatives related to the Center’s mission and project goals in its three areas of focus: programs, projects (including projects related to Shared Leadership research), and coursework; fellowships; and gatherings. Use knowledge of faculty and curricula from a wide range of disciplines to work with the Executive Director to develop strategy for educational and research activities. Manage projects and programmatic initiatives including content development, stakeholder engagement and communication, marketing, materials and evaluation in a manner that aligns with educational objectives and strategic Center goals and priorities. Develop benchmarks and proficiency measures and regularly review and design improvements.
Key duties include but are not limited to: • Developing and delivering integrative leadership training for graduate student, faculty, and staff audiences including content design, determining appropriate delivery method, teaching curriculum through educational trainings and workshops, and creating and implementing evaluation plan. • Consulting with other University colleges, units, and faculty members to provide guidance about incorporating integrative leadership training into existing academic courses or workshops including both content and methods of delivery; develop and deliver content in partnership with Executive Director and other Center faculty. • Leading improvements and expansion of courses, programs, and their assessments; designing and implementing graduate student social impact consulting fellowship; sourcing student work for social impact consulting to provide research support on special projects, and working with the external organization and with faculty conducting capstone, clinic or independent study courses to design consulting experience for student, including collaborating to develop educational objectives, providing mentorship and/or training, and oversight of overall budget and project progress. • Functioning as project manager for Center research initiatives, sponsored and non-sponsored projects, and other special assignments; apply project management and delegation skills to oversee planning and implementation of Center activities, including oversight of graduate student involvement; ensure that projects are strategically aligned with Center mission and resources. • Oversee project proposal process, implementation, and completion of research and other special projects, including determining overall project timelines and milestones as well as managing project budgets and ensuring that programmatic and financial reporting deadlines are met in a timely and efficient manner; developing evaluation of outcomes and participating in the dissemination of research findings; and involvement of graduate research assistants or other students or team members. • Participating as directed in research, writing, and dissemination of research findings. • Gathering and synthesizing information related to research, teaching and outreach at UMN or elsewhere related to planned or current Center activities; synthesizing research findings into reference materials and guides for curriculum developers; using knowledge of cutting-edge approaches to advise on the direction of the initiatives and the content and delivery of programming; planning curricular activities for Integrative Leadership minor as requested. • Leading the ongoing development and maintenance of the Center’s annual event calendar; plan, develop, and oversee events, including event objectives and content, promotion, and working with team members to manage logistics. • Providing oversight to monthly Bagels Beyond Boundaries (series of cross-cutting leadership discussions and skill building sessions) and other gatherings including ensuring that event objectives are in line with Center mission, strategic priorities, and resources; oversee graduate student and other staff support of events.
Engagement and Collaboration (25%) Develop, implement, and maintain a strategic outreach plan for Center development and engagement. Use expertise to develop and manage updates to websites, print materials, research reports, and educational tools to provide useful and current information on Center activities and integrative leadership programming that is responsive to best practices in the field. Investigate strategic ways to integrate Center activities with broader University activities to increase faculty, staff, and student engagement including developing and maintaining relationships with faculty and staff across the campus as well as with external organizations and partners.
Key duties include but are not limited to: • Utilizing content knowledge and effective writing and editing skills to produce Center newsletter and website updates in addition to other outreach campaigns, including soliciting content, creating content, and oversight of distribution. • Collaborating across departments to prepare and provide reports as requested for stakeholder engagement, including programmatic and budgetary information related to Center activities. • Working closely with the Executive Director and partner school communications staff to discuss strategic objectives of Center communications and implement Center communication needs. • Acting as conduit between Center Executive Director and staff, faculty, and curriculum operations in the five partner schools: reinforce vision, prioritize curricular projects, and develop implementation strategies and timelines. • Collaborating with University colleges, units, and networks to build awareness of integrative leadership and identify synergistic areas for collaboration and partnership of activities to meet Center and other stakeholder goals. • Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and key colleagues to increase involvement in integrative leadership initiatives and seek creative ways to collaborate around mutual goals.
Program Management and Center Operations (20%): Manage strategic plan for Center operations including project and programming pursuit; research and project prioritization; resource allocation and workflow alignment. Regularly evaluate and search for ways to effectively achieve Center goals. Work with partner schools’ financial, human resources, communications, and development offices to integrate Center activities and streamline cross-college administrative processes. Adapting processes and workstyle to respond to changing conditions, circumstances, or internal and external stakeholder groups, requiring creativity and development of new approaches when resolving issues.
Key duties include but are not limited to: • Developing budget forecasting and managing educational and research program revenue and expenses; prepare budget data and reports for internal and external presentations. • Overseeing Center staffing of graduate research assistants for core Center activities as well as additional grant or sponsored projects, including hiring, training, supervising, and ongoing mentorship. • Designing benchmarks and measures to analyze processes and Center work flow to provide recommendations on effective practices to Executive Director; exploring and implementing new systems that improve the overall functions of the Center. • Participate in identification and pursuit of potential funding opportunities aligned with Center mission and priorities; determine fund raising approaches and identify potential donor groups; liaising with potential sponsors; thinking strategically about alignment of future funding and projects with the Center’s mission and develop broader impact objectives. • Participating in strategic planning in collaboration with Executive Director to outline Center priorities, communications and development strategy, and ensure projects, coursework, and other initiatives appropriately integrate Center resources and mission. • Supporting the work of the Center by participating in special assignments and projects as needed.
Required Qualifications -Advanced degree in relevant field and at least six years of relevant experience -Demonstrated experience with education program development and management
Preferred Qualifications - Self-starter with demonstrated willingness both to take initiative and to pitch in - Proven strong interpersonal and collaborative skills and ability to build strong relationships with diverse allies and constituents - Experience planning curricular initiatives, collaborating with faculty on educational programs, and evaluating educational interventions - Experience supervising student workers or graduate research assistants - Strong written and oral communications skills - Proven detail-oriented with strong organization, time-management, and problem-solving skills - Proven ability to manage multiple projects with timeliness and accuracy, including managing and delegating to team members - Proven ability to think strategically and plan programs and campaigns including communications strategy, website updates - Budget or data analysis or tracking experience - Private, government or non-profit sector experience - Grant writing and administration experience - Event management experience - Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with University of Minnesota processes, departments, professional schools or organizations - Proven interest and aptitude in higher education or academic research or outreach
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