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Senior Project Director of Strategy and Innovation

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/08/23

Job Description

Department: College of Criminal Justice
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition: 202300009ES

Educational and Experience Requirement:
Masters degree in Business, Operations, Criminal Justice or related field. Proven experience in executive leadership required.

Nature & Purpose of Position:
Leads college in operationally defining, refining, and executing the University, College of Criminal Justice (COCJ), and Criminal Justice Centers (CJC) primary strategic priorities. Serves as a member of the college and centers executive leadership team.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serves as a thought-partner to the Dean and trusted advisor to peers on the executive leadership team. Leads the College of Criminal Justice (COCJ) in establishing accountability measures and ensures progress and fulfillment of strategic goals and initiatives. Prioritizes student success and access, oversight, management and expansion of premium distance learning program and creates pipeline from non-academic to academic to bachelors pipeline betweenCOCJinstitutes and academic departments. Aligns facilities to strategic planning with institutional divisions. Provides high level coordination of internal and external stakeholders for reimaging George J. Beto Building. Provides coordination as the building liaison with the IT Strategic Alignment committee. Provides oversight and management of hybrid model of institute state-mandated and professional development training with the goal of reaching a larger audience and program expansion. Plans and directs further expansion of the website with management of content specialist staff to maintain up-to-date portal for criminal justice information for public use. Monitors and reports progress toward achievement of goals. Directs strategic planning efforts, collaborating with and supportingCOCJacademic departments, institutes, and centers in aligning goals and objectives with the Universitys top-level priorities. Helps translate goals into executable tactics through identifying responsible parties, needed resources, deadlines, and assessments. CommunicatesCOCJ/CJCs strategic priorities and implementation plans to internal and external stakeholders. Stays abreast of emerging higher education issues, trends in online learning pedagogy and developments, and institutional impact as they relate to social and political climate. Collaborates with the Chief Strategy Officer and divisions of Academic Affairs, Strategic Enrollment and Innovation, and Finance and Operations in addition to other strategic departments and professionals to assist in informed decision making. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:
Requires a commitment to developing knowledge and understanding of the higher education environment, institutional policies, and procedures. Requires demonstrated competencies in strategic planning with direct experience in implementation, including all aspects of process development and execution. Must have the ability to challenge conventional thinking with new ideas, approaches, and solutions with personal influence to promote transformation and identify new and creative ways to engage and foster innovation. Requires professionalism, confidentiality, organization, prioritization, excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to garner respect and confidence of colleagues through listening, learning, and forging working relationships and synergies across the University. Must have emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, initiative, excellent judgment, good collaborator with demonstrated leadership skills, and be a strategic thinker. Must be able to research and recommend procedural changes to the Deans Advisory Council for decision making and implementation.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an at will employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions atSHSUrequire background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Physical Address:
Human Resources Department
1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202
P.O. Box 2356
Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...