The Director for Communications, Planning and Operations is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness through management of marketing and communications strategy, financial and strategic planning, and business operations. Provide guidance and support for departments in the areas of planning, budgeting, technology and marketing. This includes special projects, human resources management and development, operations management, and ensuring good communications throughout the Division with internal and external audiences. The Director of Communications, Planning and Operations reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is a member of the executive leadership team.
Oversee the management and leadership of 4 direct reports with the functions of marketing and communications, business operations, information technology and VPSA central office. Coordinate special projects assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Communications: Supervise the Associate Director for Marketing & Communications and Special Events coordinator. Strengthen and manage all aspects of internal and external divisional communications. Generate and publish annual reports, presentations and other external communications such as social media and web presence. Manage division organizational key performance indicator compilations. Operations: Supervise the Business Operations Manager, Lead IT Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in the central office. Manage the business processes and fiscal operations for the Division of Student Affairs with an operating budget of approximately $26 million annually including planning, preparing, and presenting and approving budgets. Oversee the allocation of Student Service Fees which generates more than 7 million annually. Align budgets with strategic divisional initiatives. Provide leadership in the areas of planning, human resources, policy development, operational, facility, and budgetary aspects for all reporting departments. Oversee divisional committee assignments and supervise professional development committee including 2 divisional retreats, awards luncheon and annual director training and retreat. Manage central office operations including reception area. Planning: Provides direction and leadership for strategic planning, evaluation and progress tracking for the Division. Assist the Vice President with University strategic planning initiatives. Manage business continuity planning and emergency preparedness for the division. Lead and serve on assigned University committees and special projects. Support the system of internal controls developed by the University, Division of Student Affairs, and individual departments. Uphold all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Five (5) years of professional communications, planning and operational management experience required, including personnel and supervision. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Attention to detail essential as well as the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize work. Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace. Excels at operating in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
Master's Degree in business administration, communications or higher education preferred.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13032
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