Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Development



Buena Vista University seeks a Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Development. This director reports to the president and works collaboratively with stakeholders on and off campus to develop and advance initiatives that support the University in fulfilling its mission of preparing students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and cocurricular programs. Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree, or willingness to work toward Master’s degree preferred. Preference given to bilingual (English and Spanish) candidates with director or department head level experience, and experience using data and metrics to assess the success of projects or services.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at www.BVU.edu/StormLake

To Apply

To apply, submit an electronic application, cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

BVU is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-free Employer

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