Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of the Provost. The position is located at North Brookings Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations as needed is required.
The Director of Academic Analysis & Provost Communications contributes to strategic analysis, academic operations, and provostial communications in the Office of the Provost. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Strategic Projects and Appointments and working closely with the Provost, Vice Provosts, and Assistant Provosts, the Director provides analysis of policies, programs, and data; manages key initiatives and collaborates in the development and improvement of strategic planning; and coordinates provostial communications for internal and external audiences. The Director works to enhance the Office of the Provost’s capacity to carry out its mission.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee and manage a range of efforts aimed at an effective set of strategies and policies to serve faculty, students, and staff.
Manage reviews of academic leaders and centers reporting to the Office of the Provost by staffing committees, building survey instruments and drafting review reports.
Develop policy analysis of issues directly relating to University priorities.
Collaborate closely with and support institutional leadership involved with strategy and analysis; work closely with other team members in the Office of the Provost.
Analyze reports, policies, and data to create plans to address pressing University matters.
Monitor issues pertinent to higher education in general and the University in particular.
Advise the Provost on academic matters.
Manage core initiatives as they develop.
Knowledge of and sensitivity toward a wide range of disciplines, interests, and constituencies represented in a large and complex organization.
Collaborate with the Provost, Vice Provosts, and other academic personnel to refine, design and/or implement academic plans, programs and policies.
Advise the Provost on strategic communications and coordinate thoughtful, beneficial responses.
Work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Foundation Relations to identify and secure prizes, awards and/or funding for faculty and students.
Research, plan and draft correspondences, speeches and other communications for the Provost as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience, or in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, seven years of experience in a university or executive environment with responsibilities for academic administration, faculty management, operations management, external relations, and/or communications.
Relevant experience providing administrative support to senior administrator or manager.
Previous experience working with faculty, staff, and administration in a university setting.
Knowledge of Washington University systems.
Strong analytic thinking, communication, and exceptional writing skills, including the ability to draft complex communications.
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff, and simultaneously independently on special projects.
Strong leadership skills, ability to take initiative, and aptitude to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to forge productive working relationships with a broad range of constituencies.
Ability to research, compile and prepare various data for reports and analysis for the Provost and the team in the Provost Office.
Ability to collaboratively design and implement assessments of the units that report to the Provost.
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
The hiring range for this position is $66,866 - $86,990 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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