Director of Strategic Initiatives for NACADA

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Director of Strategic Initiatives for NACADA

Department: 3670040010 Education Dean of
Job no: 516438
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas, Other
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Education / Instructional, Executive / Director / Management, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 15A

About This Role:
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising invites applications for a Director of Strategic Initiatives. The Director of Strategic Initiatives will provide leadership over short- and long-term goals of NACADA and the Executive Office, including development of new programs and innovative resources that yield organizational growth and profitability. The Director of Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for the achievement of benchmarks of the strategic plan established by the NACADA Board of Directors. The Director of Strategic Initiatives supervises staff who are responsible for initiatives managed by volunteer units, including online education, member engagement, awards and scholarships, mentorship programs, and efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director of Strategic Initiatives also supervises staff who are responsible for engaging institutions with resources and services to improve academic advising that are provided by NACADA Consulting.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position is eligible for hybrid work. Work may be performed on employer premises, designated assignment location and/or performed fully in a remote capacity. An employee who is working remotely must reside within the United States in order to comply with all federal and state laws, filings, or tax requirements.

Visit this link for K-State's guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a bachelor's degree and five to 10 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of five years of project management experience. Project management certification can substitute for two years of experience.
  • A minimum of five years of leadership experience in higher education, nonprofit organizations, or corporate entities.
  • Evidence of leadership experience with change management, strategic planning, and leading multiple cross-functional teams.
  • Evidence of leadership over initiatives that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace or for an entire organization.

Preferred qualifications in higher education:
  • Ten or more years of leadership experience in higher education.
  • Master's degree in higher education, leadership, college student services administration, academic advising, or related field.
  • Experience providing campus- or institution-wide leadership for academic advising.
  • Experience in volunteer leadership roles of NACADA.

Preferred qualifications in nonprofit/corporate:
  • Ten or or more years of leadership experience in nonprofit organizations and/or corporate entities.
  • Master's degree in business, entrepreneurship, leadership, or related field.
  • Evidence of process optimization and execution.
  • Evidence of new program development and execution that yielded profitability and/or organizational growth.

Other Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Dec 13, 2023
Application Closes: Open until filled

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