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Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives- AAF

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Business and Financial Services
Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives- AAF

Job ID: 250226
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for compliance, reporting, strategic initiatives, website development, communications and marketing. Serves as an advisor for the Executive Director regarding finances, strategic communications and program and event development. Manages all operations and assigned staff at Marietta and Kennesaw campuses. In collaboration with other Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Directors, develops and administers policies to support the strategic goals and vision of the Center. Position plays a crucial role in forging a new identity for CETL resulting from the integration of three new subunits: Scholarly Teaching, Faculty Success, and Digital Learning Innovations.

  1. Develops and administers policies and procedures pertaining to center budget, funding programs, events, and communications, ensuring compliance with KSU and USG policies and state and federal laws
  2. Manages center budget under guidance of Executive Director and identifies strategic use of funds to support center initiatives
  3. Develops and negotiates contracts with external partners
  4. Responsible for facilitating internal and external audits of center operations and budget, including producing CETL activity report and other compliance reports
  5. Works in close collaboration with CETL leadership, responsible for shaping global identity standards and developing cohesive communications and marketing strategy for the center
Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Required Experience
Five (5) years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience with Operational Management, Budgeting, Compliance and Reporting, Strategic Initiative Development, and Communications and Marketing Development
Experience in event planning of all sizes and budgets
Experience supervising full-time staff

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Advanced knowledge of university software and systems
Knowledge of the basics of educational development sufficient to interface with academic CETL staff

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Trello, Omni, Domiknow)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Credit Report
  • Standard Enhanced + Education Verification
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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