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Strategic Planning Program Director

Notre Dame, IN

Posted: 7/25/19
Deadline: 8/8/19
Reference Number: 1542010

About This Organization

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey…and we are proud of it!

Job Duties

The Strategic Planning Program Director will develop, lead, and implement major, cross-functional, high-impact projects and strategic planning efforts on behalf of the Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research (OSPIR ), including coordinating administrative departmental reviews. In all of these efforts, the Program Director will need to develop trusted relationships with the senior leaders of the President, Provost, and Executive Vice President’s Offices and Divisions, the deans, experts in OSPIR and other partners across campus. With success, this position will have a major impact on the operations and strategic priorities of the University and will provide an opportunity to work with a wide variety of academic and administrative units across campus.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred (Master, Law and/or Ph.D.). Must

have at least 5 or more years of previous experience.

• Proven project management skills with a demonstrated record of structuring initiatives, mastering high-level objectives while concurrently remaining abreast of details, achieving impact and results, and managing professional team members who are not direct reports

• Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills, including familiarity and comfort with analytical reports

• Seasoned leadership skills and presence, with the ability to collaborate with the University’s senior leaders, faculty, and experienced professionals

• Ability to manage and prioritize conflicting priorities simultaneously, ideally with demonstrated ability to make prudent decisions in high-pressure situations

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills with people at various levels/areas of the organization

• Strong interpersonal skills and team player, including a demonstrated ability

to establish collaborative relationships, build consensus, utilize reasoned judgment in complex, sensitive political situations, and willingness to contribute in varied capacities to meet the team’s goals

• Embrace change efforts, with a recognized commitment to advancing excellence and implementing improvement

• Flexibility in accepting new assignments and adjusting priorities based on the

evolution of major projects and the office’s needs

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential information

appropriately.

• Knowledge of, exposure to, and a deep interest in learning about the academy and administrative functions of a university

• Understanding of strategic planning efforts and the ability to drive change

Preferred Qualifications:

ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey…and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.