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Operations and Special Projects Director, Regional Campus

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Geauga Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, Geauga Campus - Geauga Campus [400055]

Job Title:

 Operations and Special Projects Director, Regional Campus

Physical Location:

  Geauga Campus in Burton- with occasional travel to the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg



Basic Function:

 Assist in the planning and development of campus-wide initiatives through the use of data analytics for one or more Kent State Regional Campuses. Initiatives may include, but not be limited to, recruitment, enrollment, retention, persistence, student success, and degree completion. Oversee specific areas and functions, including planning, development, staff supervision, and oversight of daily operations for campus-wide initiatives. Reports to Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, Kent State University at Regional Campus.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Support broad enrollment management initiatives through effective project management and data-driven planning.

Execute system-based solutions to promote strategic enrollment management through technology solutions.

Develop and maintain a robust system of long-term planning and organization rooted in measuring and tracking key performance indicators; utilize data where appropriate to implement measurable actions and outcomes.

Promote the use of six sigma principles to help foster quality management activities within the Office of Enrollment Management.

Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to monitor and measure key performance indicators and both internal and external campus metrics.

Provide meaningful contributions to campus leadership and share in the mission and vision plan of the institution.

Promote collaboration and inclusion amongst all university partners.

Direct research activities necessary for improving enrollment and support programs and services.

Develop co-curricular and extra-curricular programming to foster student retention.

Assist departments with data collection, reporting, and assessment.

Develop best practices for quality management across the campus.

Promote grantsmanship and assist personnel in applying for funding opportunities aimed at optimizing student success.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field.
Five years of experience in higher education.
Progressively responsible experience in grant writing and budget management.



Knowledge Of:

University structure, academic development, and programs 
Strategic planning *

Skill In:

Strong critical thinking skills *
Strong analytical skills *
Developing, implementing, and administering strategic plan initiatives *
Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Budget development and administration
Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills *

Ability To:

Provide leadership and direction; analyze situations and develop effective solutions
Analyze and develop a variety of problem-solving techniques to assess needs and the ability to determine alternative viable courses of action
Champion diversity through active engagement in initiatives that promote equal opportunity and widening participation
Implement staff supervision, evaluation, training, and problem-solving *
Possess considerable attention to detail and maintain a high customer-focus with contacts *
Multi-task while managing multiple projects and assignments to meet deadlines within budget

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Experience in student success leadership and knowledge of strategies to improve student persistence and retention through effective programming, assessment, and community partnership development.
Experience in managing institutional interventions related to degree completion.
Experience working with support services and co-curricular units.
Expertise in MS Excel, data analytics, and business intelligence applications.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:


Working Schedule:

  Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 PM, some evenings and weekends may be required

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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