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Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
|Job Type:||Student Affairs Administration|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||30,000 & Over Students|
The Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives is one of four new positions in the well-regarded Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Under the Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, this position will join a dynamic and growing team engaged in strengthening support for students and student life at IU.
The Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives directs and monitors the implementation of the Vice Provost and the Division of Student Affairs’ vision and strategy. The position is responsible for the development and coordination of projects related to the Vice Provost and Dean of Students’ strategic vision, as well as coordinating annual goals, overseeing the review of annual reports and the process of annual performance reviews for each Student Affairs unit. This position supervises Student Affairs’ Director of Technology & Assessment, Development Director, and administrative staff.
REQUIRED: Master’s degree or terminal degree in higher education, law, public affairs, or a related field and five years of professional experience in higher education or comparable setting.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
The incumbent must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, solid research and organizational skills, strong project management and collaboration skills, and excellent diplomacy skills.
The incumbent must be well-organized, able to think clearly, competently handle multiple simultaneous projects and issues, and solve multi-faceted and sensitive problems in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with teams that include faculty, executive level administrators, staff, and students. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences. The incumbent must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
The incumbent must be able to use standard office equipment.
Please apply for the position through the IU Jobs Portal.
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