Leads the development, maintenance, and growth of Graham School programs in concert with the University community at large.
Keeps abreast of the ever-changing needs and landscape of the non-traditional student population through direct engagement as well as through relevant partner institutional networks.
Develops and fine-tunes financial models to evaluate, monitor, and guide successful economic outcomes for Graham, with appropriate consideration of the economic incentives for the Universityâ™s other schools, divisions and units.
Builds relationships with deans and faculty across the University to get buy-in and build engagement with the Graham School.
Solidifies organizational capacity through comprehensive program assessment and an evaluation of existing capabilities and performance levels to build upon strengths and supplement gaps.
Manages employees through subordinates, usually other managers. Directs executive and professional degree programming or a program within the unit. Establishes unit marketing, budgeting, student services, and/or other unit functions.
Oversees the creation of new programs and/or the enhancement of existing programs.
Contributes to the development of program or unit strategy ensuring alignment to program or unit goals and objectives.
Provides leadership to managers and other professional staff.
Performs other related work as needed.
8+ years of relevant experience in leading and managing an organization at the senior executive/administrative level.
Leadership - demonstrated administrative experience and an established record of effective, innovative, strong, and collaborative leadership. Develop and promote shared governance between faculty and administration. Motivate and inspire others to strive continuously for academic excellence.
Strategic Vision - the capacity to formulate and articulate a compelling shared vision, while at the same time having the ability to persuade a wide range of audiences of its value and to engage others in its successful implementation. An entrepreneurial mindset with the capacity to identify exciting opportunities for the Graham School in alignment with the Universityâ™s mission and vision. Straddle academic and market stakeholders and deftly communicate ideas and market demands in a manner that can be understood and accepted by the broader academic community.â‹
Relationship Building - skilled at building internal and external relationships. Function in a relationship-driven culture where intellectual acuity is highly valued. Balance leadership in this internal environment with ability to establish the University as a creative leader in the external world of non-traditional student education. Communicate the Universityâ™s distinctive academic approach to the external market for such programs. Committed and excited to interact with the local community.
Thrive in a Complex Environment - enthusiastically rise to the challenge of executing this mission within the complex ecosystem of the University and be energized by solving large multi-dimensional problems. Possess the capacity to understand human and organizational dynamics and thoughtfully manage change with a proven ability to make progress and move forward.
Academic Background - outstanding academic credentials and a passion for academic excellence. Earned doctoral degree or Masterâ™s degree.Â
Fundraising - committed and excited to increase philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the government, ideally with demonstrated success in fundraising.
Financial Management - ensure a strong financial future for the Graham School. Manage the financial resources through an effective annual operating budget and long-term financial plan. Record of operational leadership and fiscal management demonstrating excellence, growth, and financial effectiveness.
Personal Qualities - personal and academic integrity. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, emotional intelligence, intellectual curiosity, courage, and a capacity for openness and transparency. Foster a collegial and respectful work and educational environment.
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