State of Ohio Leadership Institute Project Manager
The Ohio State University seeks a full-time, term A&P staff member to serve as the Project Manager of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI) at The John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
This position will be expected to:
report to the Executive Director of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute and work with leadership and technical staff at The John Glenn College of Public Affairs to plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of SOLI programs and operations;
work with SOLI staff to liaise with state and local elected officials throughout Ohio to understand the training needs of those individuals as well as publicize and promote the Institute's events and activities;
develop and administer processes and systems to recruit and enroll SOLI participants interested in gaining knowledge and skills from national experts in leadership, state and local governance and finance, and key policy challenges confronting Ohio;
assist the Executive Director to recruit, onboard, and manage a diverse pool of instructors consisting of former state and local elected officials and trainers with proven knowledge of cutting edge leadership skills and techniques, and instructional designers to develop and deliver courses, workshops, modules, programs and special events for SOLI participants;
document, track and oversee successful delivery of all events and activities on the State of Ohio Leadership Institute implementation plan within budget by the established deadlines;
identify, assign and supervise daily operational activities within the Institute related to communications, events, marketing, finance, IT, and HR functions;
assist the Executive Director and the Institute's Governance Board with evaluating the Center's programmatic impact according to its strategic plan metrics;
collaborate with faculty, staff and students of the Glenn College, The Ohio State University, and partner academic institutions.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Applications will be evaluated as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by February 28, 2018 are guaranteed full consideration. Please submit an online application, cover letter and resume at jobsatosu.com to apply. Applicants must provide three professional references to be contacted as a part of the application process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.
The Work Environment and Culture:
The Project Manager of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute will be charged with assisting the Executive Director in bringing the State of Ohio Leadership Institute to life as envisioned by the legislature and described in the press conference available here: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/clifford-a-rosenberger/press/speaker-rosenberger-osu-unveil-leadership-institute. This person will report to the Executive Director, the Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and a governing board. She or he will have an office in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs which is located in the heart of the OSU Campus, on the Oval in Page Hall. The Glenn College expects that all of its members will uphold and embody its values of leadership, accountability, integrity, and support & collaboration in our efforts to inspire citizenship and develop leadership in our students and supporters.
The Ohio State University, the flag-ship public university of Ohio, is located in the state's capital, Columbus, providing direct access to public sector organizations and practitioners from all levels of government, as well as a large and vibrant nonprofit and philanthropic community. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, has a relatively low cost of living, and was recently rated by Forbes as the No. 1 opportunity city in the country. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
Candidates must demonstrate 3-5 years of experience working in the public and/or nonprofit sector managing projects or programs and a deep understanding of state and local government in Ohio. The person selected for this role must be able to provide evidence of successfully supervising employees and administrative/business operations, planning and overseeing events or training programs, managing a budget and working with diverse populations. Outstanding leadership, communication, time management, and organizational skills are required. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player who is excited by continual change and have a working knowledge of Ohio State University administrative systems, policies and processes. A Master's degree in Public Affairs, Business or related field preferred; or Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs or Business and 5 years of experience in project management required.
This position is at-will and its continuation is contingent upon the ongoing successful achievement of the position's performance goals and requirements. The ability to travel regularly within the State of Ohio is required. Candidates with maximum flexibility to attend events during evening and weekends in addition to standard workdays highly desired.
Target Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.