Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Provost Office within the Executive Vice Chancellor Offices at the Danforth Campus.
The Director of Academic Initiatives is responsible for managing and directing key academic support projects for the Office of the Provost. The position manages several units in addition to directing regular reviews of units/centers. The role also serves at the primary contact in the Office for a variety of university wide committees. This position is expected to work closely with the Sr. Associate Provost, the Director of Data Governance, and the Director of IR on MyDay and Data Governance activities, especially campus engagement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and direct key academic support projects and initiatives. Create, assess and strengthen projects through the identification and implementation of new approaches, best practices and technology solutions. Serve as primary contact and liaison on student affairs and other academic support projects.
Direct and manage the review process for centers and units under the office of the provost. Ensure efficient and smooth operations, such as systems, procedures, policies, etc., and serve as an essential resource. Provide project management and strategic support for significant projects throughout the school year.
Serve as Office of Provost representative on various university committees and projects. This includes special focus areas in each academic year. Gather information and communicate important insight and perspective on behalf of the Provost’s office. Cultivate and sustain key relationships with members of the University community.
Manage Office of Provost Communications, including all campus messages, notices and other key announcements. Oversees the strategic content sharing and works with the University’s public relations effort to convey important activities of the university’s faculty. Manage the nomination and prize communication process for faculty.
Work with the Vice Provost and the Director of Data Governance on data governance planning and implementation. Assist with engagement with the university community to advance program objectives.
Provide administrative guidance and direction to the Beyond Boundaries program.
Other duties as assigned.
Some work will be needed outside of normal business hours. Travel to on- and off-campus locations is required, which may include overnight travel.
Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in project management, administration, operations or related field.
Master’s degree preferred and eight years in an academic environment with progressive responsibility.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to multi task and handle complex situations; must have the ability to make quick judgments; patience; positive attitude.
Ability to establish and maintain excellent relations with wide variety of stakeholders and constituents.
Excellent judgement and discretion when dealing with confidential/sensitive information.
The hiring range for this position is $65,559 - $85,293 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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