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Reporting to the vice provost for academic resource management, the project director is responsible for process management, document management, communications, logistics, data gathering and analysis for a variety of processes coordinated by the vice provost. This includes documentation of institutional budget decisions, coordination of institutional preparation and response for national and international rankings surveys, documentation of the actions of the Administrative Council for Extension and Experiment Station Research, and other administrative processes related to academic resource planning, and coordination of information demonstrating compliance with university centers and institutes policy. As a member of the staff in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the project director may also work with all vice provosts and other academic leaders on cross-cutting projects including accreditation activities, space management functions, data informed decision making and financial management and compliance. Specific Duties:
Budget Meeting Coordination: Under the direction of the vice provost and working in coordination with the Office of Budget and Financial Planning, the project director coordinates agendas and documents the decisions of the institution's routine budget decision making.
Institutional Survey Coordination: In collaboration with the Academic Decision Support office, university relations and other vice provosts and vice presidents, serve as the coordination point for university level responses to key external surveys and other data used in national and global rankings.
Staff Support for Administrative Council for Extension and Experiment Station Research: In collaboration with the directors of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and the Deans of the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Natural Resources and Environment and Veterinary Medicine, prepare agendas and document the deliberations and actions of the Council.
University Centers: In collaboration with the Vice President for Research and Innovation, maintain required information and monitor review timelines for university recognized centers and institutes.
General Support for Strategic Resource Management Functions of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost: Working with the Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management, fulfill a variety of utility roles in staffing the work of the Vice President in developing and implementing the institutional strategic plan and the transformation of the overall academic division to achieve the Beyond Boundaries and 21st Century Land Grand vision. This includes coordination of the annual administrative assessment report for the provost's division.
Other duties may include but are not limited to document management, website management, and meeting coordination in the absence of the assistant to the vice provost. The project director prepares and assists in communications with colleges and vice presidential areas about resource management issues including enrollment growth, space management and performance funding.
An undergraduate degree in policy, finance, business administration, communications or a related field
Experience working in a senior management environment in roles that demonstrate successful communication, interaction and a service orientation in assisting senior leadership in their roles and responsibilities
Excellent written communication skills including experience recording the minutes of meetings, report writing and policy communications and interpretation.
Knowledge skills and experience with standard Microsoft Office software to include Word Excel and Powerpoint
Demonstrated ability working successfully in a diverse environment as part of a collaborative leadership team
A graduate degree in public administration, business administration, higher education administration or a closely related field
Experience developing procedures for ensuring compliance with policy and implementing those procedures in a collaborative and efficient manner
Experience extracting, manipulating and analyzing operational data to create high level summaries for management
Demonstrated curiosity and problem solving skills and interest in applying that curiosity to a wide range of complex activities and issues in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
Experience working with Virginia Tech polices, financial information and/or strategic plans
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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