Chief Officer (President's Office)

Georgia, United States
$109,330.00 - $109,330.00
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and executing comprehensive plans and providing administrative leadership in support of the overall strategic direction for the University. This position will ensure compliance with legislation, legal requirements and government reporting, and record keeping regulations at the state, federal and local levels.


Valdosta State University seeks a highly qualified Chief Officer to the President (CO) to work closely with (as a member of) VSU’s executive team and lead administrators. The CO provides executive level support and is responsible for a wide range of duties that advance the University’s reputation, mission and vision, and ensures the success of the President by providing exceptional leadership and effective management in administration, project oversight, communications, relationship-building, and decision-making.

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Typical Allocation of Duties:

Leadership, direction, and supervision - 25%
Provide executive-level leadership and direction to other leaders within an area of the university.  Assign, direct, and supervise the work of personnel.

Administration - 20%
Administer a major department, initiative, or unit with full authority of that area.

Subject-matter expert - 15%
Serve as subject-matter expert for a specific area for the university.

Department representative - 10%
Represent the University to external stakeholders at events and on various committees.

Manage budget - 10%
Develop, monitor, and administer a substantial budget of a department, initiative, or unit.

Compliance - 10%
Interact with federal, state, and local entities to ensure compliance with appropriate statutes and regulations.

Policy and Procedure - 10%
Establish and administer policies and procedures for department, initiative, or unit.

Required Qualifications

Required Experience
Master's degree in a specified field and ten years (10) years of work experience in a related field is required which at least seven (7) years must have been in a supervisory role. Terminal degree and/or professional licensure, certification, and/or designation may be required in some areas.

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.