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Director of Strategic Initiatives

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition 202200042ES Title Director of Strategic Initiatives FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Department Office of Enrollment Success Division Division of Enrollment Success Open Date 09/27/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s preferred. Five years of experience in a related field. Experience in a state institution of higher education is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered. Nature & Purpose of Position
Assumes delegated responsibilities in the performance of duties and responsibilities in the planning and supervision of the ongoing enrollment success initiatives of the University; oversight and management of varied projects and services delivered under the Vice President’s supervision; Requires a high level of independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativeness, and initiative. Oversees the execution of high-level strategic initiatives most important to the Vice President of Enrollment Success. Primary Responsibilities
Serves the Division of Enrollment Success in program evaluation, strategic planning and project management. Facilitates and fosters collaboration and growth within the Division of Enrollment Success by serving as key strategy officer between division directors. Performs complex and highly advanced work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning in the division. Leads projects that require cross-functional engagement from ideation through implementation. Performs research on key divisional initiatives. Assists division departments with strategic goals, objectives, and assessment. Produces and compiles reports and summarizes information from a variety of sources for division decision-making. May assist with functions related to human resource management, business operations, reporting, planning, and budget. Serves on committees as requested. Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with academic leadership, faculty, and other campus partners. Channels and facilitates communication from other departments, using independent judgment to determine those requiring priority attention. Prepares, reviews, revises, and distributes documents and general correspondence of a routine nature. Performs other related duties as assigned. Other Specifications
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes. Skilled in directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations. Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate, and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and the public. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Judgment and initiative are required in organizing and developing methods and procedures. Must be proficient in all standard computer applications, including Microsoft office products. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills. Must be a team player with a proven ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail. Must have the ability to handle a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple projects/tasks with varied deadlines.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ).

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor. Full Time Part Time Full Time Position Number Quicklink

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
Screening Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

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