Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Director of Strategic Planning will work with colleges, departments, and units to create, develop, and communicate the University's strategic plan and the ongoing continuous planning process. The Director will support and coordinate the integration of the campus' diversity plan (as well as college and unit-level plans) into the university's plan and ensure widespread communication of the plans across the institution. This position reports to the Vice President of Strategic Affairs. Position Responsibilities: oDevelop and monitor strategic, multi-year plans leveraging assets across the organization to actualize Virginia Tech's priorities and goals. oWork with the Office of the Provost to align university's academic and administrative unit plans, objectives and metrics oSupport the development and integration of individual colleges/departments/units' strategic plans, including diversity plans, into the campus-wide strategic plan. oDevelop, lead and implement special projects expanding the impact and reach of Virginia Tech's strategy through innovation and creativity utilizing staff, plans, tools and other assets. oAssist with the monitoring of strategic metrics and progress towards institutional and colleges/departments/units' organizational goals. oLead the University's continuous strategic planning process. oEnsure coordination and alignment of strategic planning across executive units of the University. oEnsure cohesive framework between campus' budget metrics, dashboards, and performance incentive budget model metrics for colleges and units. oCollaborate to ensure effective communication of strategic plan with stakeholders. oCoordinate the efforts of several cross-cutting working groups that might be formed to draft specific components of the plan.
oMaster's degree in a related field or a Bachelor's degree in a related field and significant experience and or training that may equate to an advanced degree. oConsiderable direct strategic planning experience at a complex organization. oProven project management skills, determining priorities, attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness. oExperience with financial planning, budgets and strategic metrics in a college/university or an organization comparable to Virginia Tech. oExcellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to influence others and build a collaborative environment. oAbility to foster relationships with external allies, decision makers, and stakeholders; to work in both a team atmosphere and independently; and to meet internal and external demands in a fast-paced environment. oExcellent communication skills for a wide range of audiences. A demonstrated record of inclusive leadership. Must be a strategic thinker with sound judgment and excellent political acumen. oStrong quantitative and qualitative data analytics skills and an ease in synthetizing data into productive information. Superior ability to manipulate large, complex text-based data sets in a visual context that facilitates understanding and clear decision-making. oExperience and a commitment to working in inclusive and diverse environments.
o Master’s or Doctorate is preferred.
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.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).