This is an interim assignment thay will last up to three (3) years.
The Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives delivers project management, strategic direction and planning, and implementation support for key organizational initiatives as assigned by the Chancellor. The primary focus of this role is to serve as the project lead for the planning and implementation of Equity 2030 working in close concert with the Equity 2030 workgroup and other leadership teams. They will serve as an advisor on policy development and on strategies to accomplish the goals and objectives of Equity 2030.
This position serves in the chancellor's cabinet and is responsible for developing system strategies and organizational planning efforts in collaboration with cabinet and presidents, as well as others in senior leadership positions, to provide operational and consultative assistance to the chancellor.
About Minnesota State
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
The work location is in the heart of downtown St. Paul, right in the skyway system. Benefits include excellent low cost and low deductible health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions and flexible working hours.
Minnesota State System Office is proud to be a Minnesota Yellow Ribbon agency.
Bachelor's degree and 3 years of practical, relevant experience
Demonstrated commitment to, and success in, advancing equity and inclusion
5 years of organizing and leading complex projects that have produced broad scale results
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience applying, project management principles
Demonstrated ability to synthesize and analyze a large amount of data to solve complex problems that lead to decision-making and action
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with teams to produce results
Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively to support project work
Strong relationship builder and communicator
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans, and solutions to identified issues, problems, and opportunities
Experience formulating and successfully implementing projects with collaborative leadership and team strategies
Demonstrated leadership experience, including leading other management-level positions
Strong project management experience to include developing or managing projects and initiatives
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with competing deadlines:
Ability to set and manage timelines and priorities; utilize sound judgment. and ensure the utmost discretion and confidentiality in all matters;
Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to manage complex assignments and/or those that require balancing interests that may be at variance with each other;
Strong administrative and analytical skills, including the ability to research, evaluate, analyze, and strong attention to detail
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
Minnesota State is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Experience leading complex projects that have produced results in a higher education setting
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in higher education
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Internal Number: 19037
About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.