As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.UW Continuum College (UWC2) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We're focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we're creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.UW Continuum College (UWC2) has an outstanding leadership opportunity to chart program strategy and to serve in a central role to develop capacity for innovation for UW Summer Quarter. The University of Washington Seattle has a robust summer quarter administered by Continuum College, serving approximately 10,000 students each summer in nearly 2,000 credit courses in more than 100 different areas of study.This new role will be responsible for the planning and execution of new and existing summer quarter programs in collaboration with the Provost, Office of Planning and Budgeting (OPB), deans, academic chairs, UWC2 leadership, and UW faculty. This will include oversight over a new revenue-share model to incentivize growth in course/program offerings, and the development of new courses, programs and initiatives to bring in new audiences to summer quarter. There is a focus on driving growth in the development of new online courses each year and enhancing partnerships with campus service units to support an exceptional UW experience for students during summer. As one of the leaders in Continuum College and reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost of International and Academic Programs, this Senior Director will play an important collaborative role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization.To be successful in the position, the ideal candidate will need to:Possess experience working with Summer Session programs, student affairs, and administrative management at the university level and will demonstrate a clear interest in the Summer Quarter field.Demonstrate strong leadership skills, and the ability to create a healthy work culture, motivate staff, champion ideas and mobilize support to implement them.Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to build partnerships with faculty and representatives from UW colleges and schools.Be able to represent the University of Washington to other universities in the United States and internationally. Possess a strong understanding of the Summer Session market, through collaboration with UWC2 market research.Analyze trends in the Summer Quarter field and recommend initiatives that will help to meet 5-year strategic enrollment targets.Demonstrate experience managing a budget and developing financial plans, preferably with experience managing finances for an academic program, unit, or organization.Understand faculty and student relations, university administrative procedures, and financial planning and budget management.Maintain and instill our values: diversity and respect for all, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness. RESPONSIBILITIESLeading Summer Quarter Growth StrategiesDevelop new programmatic initiatives to drive sustainable growth in summer quarter courses including driving new online course development.Learn and capture relevant best practices from leading peer institutions offering summer programs.Analyze and collect data on existing summer quarter courses to base growth strategy recommendations to UW academic departments for new courses.Proactively reach out to forge new partnerships and collaborations to support summer quarter growth.Make recommendations for changes to existing processes and practices to maximize efficiencies.Collaborate with UWC2 Marketing team to implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for summer programs.Ensure that summer programs have a strong presence on the web and social media. Facilitating and Driving Strategic Initiatives Into ImplementationMobilize the Assistant Director of Summer Quarter and other managers and support staff in the implementation of approved plans and recommended strategies.Oversee the financial management and budget operations of summer programs and ensure accurate and timely reports on summer quarter finances are distributed to the Provost, deans and department chairs as applicableAssure consistency and integrity of the financial operations of each program.Participate in, and plan for the growth of enrollment through coordination with UW facilities, housing, libraries, registrar and other campus administrative units.Design and oversee recruitment strategies that maximize enrollment in all summer quarter programs.PartnershipsLead through influence and create a highly collaborative Summer Quarter team.Bring boundless and positive energy to the task of developing Summer Quarter growth.Instill positive energy and "art of the possible" thinking into each member collaborating on the programs.Maintain high performance standards for the team and ensure that there is accountability to those standards. Build dynamic relationships with campus partners. Understand and manage the realities of current systems and approaches while continuously working to move into a new future state. Encourage and expect high levels of innovation to constantly iterate, improve how we are meeting campus partner needs. Demonstrate digital literacy by recommending and using technology to drive improved partnerships. Participate in leadership councils within UWC2 and serve on university-wide committees as deemed appropriate.REQUIREMENTSMaster's degree in education, liberal arts, business, leadership, or related field5 years of management experience to include o Serving in program or project leadership roles o Developing educational programs o Shaping initiatives by engaging community leaders in academic, business and other settings o Presenting at top conferences, to customers and/or executive level staff o Designing budget models and planning processes o Understanding of an academic and continuing education environment. o Evidence of relationship management and collaboration skills. o Deep understanding of online/distance learning modelsDESIREDDoctorate or other terminal degreeSupervising mid-sized staffLeading high impact, innovative and creative design projectsApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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