Executive Director of Campus Strategy

Position ID: 44005
Location
Institution: 
Middle Georgia State University
College/Div/School: 
Office of the President
Branch Campus: 
Macon, Georgia
Position Description
Job Class: 
Executive Director, Administrative
Job Description: 

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SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: Office of the President
PRIMARY LOCATION: Macon
POSITION: Staff
JOB TYPE: Full Time
POSITION CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
DESCRIPTION:

This position is an executive level position directing the university’s Office of Campus Strategy located in the Office of the President, reporting to the Chief of Staff.

MAJOR DUTIES:

• Collaborate with appropriate offices/departments for the needs of the multiple campuses in order to ensure high levels of student satisfaction, local focus, accountability and customer service.

• Recommend institutional priorities across multiple campuses.

• Employ university-wide systems, standards, and processes designed to deliver best practices across all campuses in a cost-effective, sustainable way.

• Identify opportunities and make recommendations to create quality enhancement efficiencies across campus operations.

• Develop and practice continuous process improvement in cross-campus collaboration.

• Assist in documenting processes used across all campuses.

• Represent the interests of multiple campuses on other University committees.

• Provide exceptional service in facilitating campus quality and coordination.

• Manages budget account as department ID holder, which includes monitoring expenses and adhering to budgetary guidelines.

• Supervise Assistant Director of Campus Strategy in accomplishing the goals of the position.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

• Represent Office of the President on University Strategic Planning Committees.

• Assist in the planning of high-level institutional and Office of the President events.

• Produce special events and initiatives as defined by the President.

• Serve as a resource regarding procedural protocol and diplomatic protocol for events.

• Attend events as needed to ensure smooth operations and provide liaison between facilities staff and event hosts as needed to represent the Office of the President.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

• Knowledge of project management principles and strong project management skills.

• Knowledge of general university policies, procedures and processes.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs; high aptitude for technology.

• Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies, procedures, and practices.

• Ability to handle multiple projects and diverse clients.

• Skill in the supervision of personnel.

• Skill to make timely decisions.

• Skill in analysis, decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the multiple constituents, including the public.

• Skill in conflict resolution and collaboration.

• Skill in strategic thinking.

• Skill in fiscal responsibility/budget management.

• Excellence in oral and written communication.

• Ability to manage events and work under pressure and manage multiple priorities and complex projects while maintaining attention to detail.

• Detail oriented with keen attention to detail.

• Self-starter, able to take initiative and conceptualize/implement new processes and systems.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include University System of Georgia policies and procedures and general college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgement, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:

• The work consists of varied duties including negotiating solutions among different offices, problem solving, documenting processes, and analyzing processes.

• This is an executive level position requiring competencies generally associated with such positions.

• The purpose of this position is to provide direction and oversight across campuses and at high level events.

CONTACTS:

• Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, University System of Georgia staff, peers at other institutions, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to provide services; to motivate or influence persons; and to justify, negotiate or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, up to 25 lbs.

• The work is typically performed in an office.

• The work will require reimbursable travel between campuses and possibly other locations.

• This work requires the occasional evenings and weekend hours.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over the Assistant Director of Campus Strategy and possible other positions if the office grows.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, Master’s degree preferred.

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand and meet the diverse objectives and functions of the position in order to direct and coordinate work institution-wide, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

• Experienced in the setup, execution, and teardown of events.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

• High aptitude for technology.

• Experience within higher education, preferably University System of Georgia.

SALARY GRADE: Pay grade 25.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “10018540 Executive Director of Campus Strategy, Macon, 8.22.19”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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CIP Discipline Code: 
Campus Space Management and Facilities Planning (Admin code)
Events and/or Meeting Planning (Admin code)
Project Management
University Advancement & Development (Admin code)
Education Policy Analysis
Fiscal Control (Business Services-Masters Required) (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Recruitment Data
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator