Serves as the coordinator for strategic initiatives and strategic plan development and execution, serves as the lead governmental liaison for State initiatives, and provides oversight and direction to the College’s grants office. In close coordination with the Chancellor and other key College officials, assists in the execution of the College’s Strategic Plan, including monitoring, tracking and reporting of all initiatives and College metrics. Leads the College’s federal and state grant programs, and assists in seeking out new grant funding opportunities in a collaborative manner. Works closely with Marketing and Communications staff to assist in promoting the College in the St. Louis market, and assists the Executive Director of the STLCC Foundation with capital projects that involve private fund raising. Exercises authority consistent with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures and applicable federal and state mandates in the administration of these programs and services.
PRIMARYDUTIESPERFORMED: Serves as a member of the Leadership Team. Responsible for administering and interpreting the policies and procedures of the College as they relate to the execution of Strategic Plan Initiatives, federal and state grants, and governmental relations at the state and local levels.
Provides the overall coordination and logistics for Strategic Plan development and execution by working with other Leadership Team members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plan initiatives. Assists the Chancellor in defining initiatives that meet the needs of students, businesses, agencies, and community groups, and coordinates community engagement related to businesses with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions.
Provides leadership for Governmental Affairs at the State and local levels. Coordinates such activities with the Chancellor and MCCA officials as applicable.
Works with the state legislature during the legislative session to formulate, track and support legislation favorable to the community college and to secure funding and support.
Apprises College leadership of significant legislation affecting higher education.
Maintains and encourages campus contact with legislators and members of congress on a year-round basis and develops strategies to support ongoing college contact.
Coordinates meetings between governmental leaders and College officials.
Assists Foundation and other advancement efforts in securing funding and support from elected officials and agency representatives.
Provides leadership for the College's Grants Office. Contributes to the coordination of new resources to develop needed programming and services that meet local workforce and educational needs across the District. Leads the process of identifying state and federal grant opportunities, coordinating the development of grant applications and monitoring programmatic compliance.
Assists the Chancellor in the identification of best practices for continuous quality improvement (CQI), and in defining the best approach for the College. As CQI efforts develop, will assist in identifying and hiring a Director of CQI efforts for the College and provide oversight of that area.
Assists and coordinates efforts with the Executive Director of the STLCC Foundation for campaigns that align with facilities development and/or expansion.
Works closely with all College officials, including the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, to coordinate College wide efforts and reduce existing silos among departments for the purpose of assisting the Chancellor in the further development of a one College concept.
Works closely in coordinating efforts with the Provosts, Student Deans and other College leadership to advance campus initiatives.
Represents the College through participation and engagement on key boards and committees of organizations, agencies, and government entities whose primary purpose is addressing workforce education opportunities.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Business, Education or Public Administration and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience including five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of college strategic planning and institutional advancement.
Direct experience in higher education or the public sector preferred.
Evidence of commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action goals in staffing and programs.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to present complex data and reports effectively.
Fosters cooperation and collaboration among the campuses and the district in related duties.
Ability to establish effective relationships with public contacts and organizations.
Ability to develop planning and solicitation of grants and/or the planning and execution of private fund raising, particularly capital campaigns.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link: 6226
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Administrative
Affirmative Action Statement:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost 30,000 students. The College is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. The College includes four campuses, three education centers and district administrative offi...ces enrolling 20,000 students. We offer 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff