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University Strategy Officer

Kansas State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

WittKieffer is proud to partner with the Kansas State University (K-State) as they search for a strategic, collaborative, influential leader to serve as their inaugural University Strategy Officer (USO). All applications and nominations are welcomed.

The university strategy officer, or USO, will report directly to President Richard Linton, and will drive the recently launched Next-Gen K-State strategic plan, helping Kansas State University lead the nation as the next-generation land-grant university. The USO will play a key leadership role to achieve this ambitious plan, serving as a critical advisor to the president, providing regular progress reports and functioning as the senior university expert in strategic planning.

Founded in 1863 as the nation's first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University is a Tier 1 research university with more than 20,000 students. K-State comprises three physical campuses in Manhattan (main campus), Salina and Olathe. K-State offers more than 400 undergraduate and graduate degrees and options across the Colleges of Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; Global Campus; and the Graduate School. K-State Research and Extension also serves the citizenry with a presence in every county throughout Kansas and supports research in more than 20 K-State departments.

At the minimum, the successful candidate will have an earned bachelor's degree and 10 or more years of experience in public administration, strategic planning or with advising leaders at large complex organizations, or a combination of education and equivalent experience.

Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile at Professional references are not requested at this time. WittKieffer is assisting Kansas State University in this search. Review of candidates will begin immediately and remain open until filled.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Jeff Compher and Sandra Chu

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


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