Executive Director, Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership, Executive in Residence (non-t

Ohio University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
The Ohio University College of Business invites applications for an Executive in Residence (non-tenure track) who will also serve as the Executive Director of the Robert D/ Walter Center for Strategic Leadership in the College’s Management Department. This position is in-person on campus in beautiful Athens, Ohio. The appointment is set to begin January 1, 2022, however, a flexible start date can be arranged. A successful candidate for this position will likely possess a high energy level with the willingness and availability to teach classes during the day, lead student programs in the evenings and conduct executive education on weekends when needed, along with the ability to interface with large numbers of students, parents, faculty, staff, clients, partners, donors, board members, executives, and university officials. Please apply online at https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/38702 by November 10, 2021 for full consideration.

Purpose: To develop next generation strategic leaders through the creation of strategic programming, alignment of organizational resources and execution of operational priorities. To ensure a unique combination of leadership development curricula, signature events and value creating solutions are abound for undergraduate, graduate and executive learners. To build national and international prominence for the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership, College of Business, and Ohio University as the premier institution for strategic leadership education, development and research.     Position Background: In the fall of 2012 the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership began operations thanks to the generous two-million-dollar endowment established by the Cardinal Health Corporation in the honor of Bob Walter, the company’s founder and former CEO. Initially, the Walter Center consisted of only a start-up operation and one signature program, The Select Leadership Development Program, a highly selective program for top business students deeply committed to the study and practice of leadership. Today, the center houses three primary areas of contribution:   1.      Leadership Development Programs – customized programming in leadership development for undergraduate and graduate programs. All programs contain four essential elements: Assessments, Curricula, Experiential Learning and Mentoring/Coaching. This area of contribution includes the prominent Select and Emerging Leadership Development Programs, and the bi-annual Signature Graduate Business Leadership Development Conferences.    2.      Leadership Education and University Impact – educational offerings built in partnership with the Management Department and the broader university to grow strategic leadership competencies. Examples include the university wide Strategic Leadership Certificate and the Human Resources Management Certificate programs, The ECO Challenge for Sustainability, and the Robert Foehl Ethical Leadership Case Competition. As the center has evolved, research has become more of an agenda priority. In partnership with Vantage Leadership Consulting, a longitudinal study of emergent leadership activation, development and effectiveness in college and early-career professionals in underway.   3.      Executive Education and Profitable Revenue Generation – customized-educational experiences for international and domestic partner organizations. Currently, the Walter Center designs and delivers executive and professional education offerings worth $2M in gross revenue and plans to grow operations in the future. Executive and professional education operate using a profit and loss business approach. Long-term strategic partnerships exist with the Sogeti Netherlands Young Professionals Program, the Latin America Institute of Business and the Institute of Coaching for Brazil. Additional partnerships are continuously reviewed to create sustainable growth in organizational learning and profitable revenue. Action based applied learning, innovative technologies, simulations, feedback systems and expert coaching are provided to clients based on learning needs. The educational components are paramount, but the total on-campus or virtual experience is uniquely crafted to enhance customer loyalty to Ohio University.    Key Deliverables:  The most significant accomplishment will be enhancing the prominence of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership by developing extraordinary leaders within the College of Business and Ohio University. To have the Walter Center recognized as a national center of excellence for leadership pipeline talent development through respected and effective processes. In partnership with the Dean’s Office, Department Chairs and Center Directors achieve the strategic imperatives of the College of Business. To achieve this, the sub-objectives, tasks, duties and responsibilities include and are not limited to:    1.      Lead and develop center faculty, staff and student resources to ensure delivery of priorities against timelines.  o   Center staff include: Associate Director, Two Program Directors for Executive Educations, Academic Director, Director of Content Development and Planning, Two Certificate Program Directors and student employees.  o   Executive Director is responsible for establishing an engaging culture, inspiring teamwork and excellence, and displaying ethical leadership. o   Some positions are direct reports to the center and others have matrixed reporting relationships to Department Chairs of their respective faculty area.    2.      Using the College of Business Strategic Plan, develop the Walter Center strategies, priorities, annual operational plan, individual objectives and execution timeline.    3.      Design, develop and deliver “Industry Relevant” leadership development programs for undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs:  o   Co-direct the Select Leadership Development Program for high potential students using assessments, curricula, experiential field and executive engagements, and coaching and mentoring.  o   Oversee the Emerging Leadership Development Program providing support as needed to the Program Directors.  o   Oversee the Human Resource Management Certificate Program providing support as needed to the Program Director.  o   Oversee the Strategic Leadership Certificate Program providing support as needed to the Program Director.  o   Oversee the delivery of the Signature Leadership Development Conferences for graduate business on-line program participants.  o   Oversee the Walter Center research agenda on emergent leadership and other topics of interest working with Academic Director.  o   Conduct sessions for all programs on topics of personal expertise and interests as appropriate.    4.      Provide excellent teaching in undergraduate and graduate college courses in Strategic Leadership and Management equivalent with the teaching load requirements established by the Dean and the Management Department Chair. Expected on-load requirement of 4 courses per year.    5.      Expand existing executive education program gross revenue by 10% percent per year working with existing and new business partners. Target of $3M gross revenue in 5 years. Use business know how to direct Brazil, Sogeti Netherlands and Corporate Executive Education as a P&L operations that delivers discretionary net income back to the College of Business.  o   Conduct client needs assessments for educational learning outcomes and experience requirements.  o   Design structure of educational delivery and staff the program faculty.  o   Deliver educational content and evaluate assurance of learning.  o   Partner with Director of Finance to ensure contract terms, profit margin realization, multi-year plans and appropriate internal accounting.    6.      Build College of Business Executive Mentoring and Leadership Speaker Series in honor of the Ray Lancaster Family $1M endowment. A major new initiative for future expansion of the Walter Center’s accountability to advance leadership development through the College of Business.    7.      Cultivate corporate and individual donor support for student development and scholarships. Target of $2M in additional endowment within 5 years.    8.      Provide extensive industry executive network for expanding employer relationships, on-site organizational student visits and executive engagements with students on-campus.    9.      Develop and manage annual Walter Center endowments, budget and student scholarships.    10.  Report directly to the Dean of the College of Business for center related activities, and to the Chair of the Management Department as a faculty member. Matrixed reporting relationship divided between leadership contribution and faculty impact.  Serve as a leader in the College of Business on the Strategic Leadership team. Serve students first, so they well serve.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Consideration will be given for candidates with the following: o   Purposeful passion to cultivate leadership potential development within learners at all levels.  
o   Deep desire to evoke the leadership exposure of others and aid in their career discovery.  o   Business know-how for running P&L operations that deliver profitable revenue.  o   Affiliation with an extensive network of career business professionals who can offer employment opportunities, mentoring and monetary support to students.  o   Business-centric mindset with a deep appreciation for the value of higher education – a scholar-practitioner who can seamlessly transition between industry and university settings.  o   Executive presence with humility, authenticity, and competitive desire for excellence.  o   High energy level with the willingness and availability to teach classes during the day, lead student programs in the evenings and conduct executive education on weekends when needed.  
o   Ability to interface with large numbers of students, parents, faculty, staff, clients, partners, donors, board members, executives, and university officials.
o   Matrix organizational reporting experience. 
o   International experience and global business competency.  
About Ohio University College of Business
Ohio University’s College of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business school that offers a hands-on, personalized experience for students at the undergraduate and gradual levels. We’re agile professionals who are disciplined risk takers, life-long learners, and curious global citizens. Our culture in the College of Business is one that is never complacent. We believe if there’s a better way, we should do it. We’re motivated to serve our students first and we will always find ways to do, and be, better. This includes finding additional incredible faculty and staff like you. We hope you’ll join us. Learn more at https://business.ohio.edu/about/future-employees/.

Our Mission at the College of Business
We inspire innovators who strategically create value and motivate leaders who serve with grit and determination. We also nurture self-aware citizens who better the world of business.

About Ohio University
Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a vibrant residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.
About COB Diversity
Diversity is a core value of the College of Business at Ohio University. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. The richness of the University community reflects diversity of culture, race, gender, region, age, religion, ideas, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of multi-cultures. You will find Ohio University is a microcosm of a global society. All persons are encouraged to apply.  

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