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Assistant Director, Strategic Planning

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Institutional Research, Effect/Planning (10000803)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Definition of Class

This position manages systems to facilitate strategic planning activities and initiatives. The incumbent supports departmental and institution-wide strategic planning activities, supports the Strategic Planning Council, suggests revisions to the University’s strategic plan, and generates progress reports. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Manages systems to facilitate strategic planning activities and initiatives.
  • Coordinates activities of the Strategic Planning Council.
  • Supports the university’s integrated and comprehensive strategic planning process.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and disseminates information on national trends in educational excellence criteria and best practices in planning and strategic issues.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations towards enhancing or improving institutional strategic plan, performance measures, and initiatives to improve effectiveness.
  • Communicates strategic direction and accomplishments to Strategic Planning Council and constituents.
  • Manages institutional strategic plan website.
  • Co-facilitates workshops on effective strategic planning strategies.
  • Consults with campus leaders to develop, implement, and measure strategic goals.
  • Identifies, develops, and maintains benchmarks, strategic plan key performance indicators and other metrics, and performance measures.
  • Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information in writing, verbally, and graphically to diverse audiences via multiple media platforms.
  • Solicits feedback on the use of reported information and modifies reports to improve usefulness.
  • Supports the mission of the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

  1. Manages systems to facilitate strategic planning activities and initiatives.
  2. Identifies, develops, and maintains benchmarks, strategic plan key performance indicators and other metrics, and performance measures.
  3. Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information.
  4. Manages institutional strategic plan website.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


AND


Experience:
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

 

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi