Director Of Academic Initiatives



Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads academic initiatives in partnership with the OGS leadership team and collaborate with A&S faculty, departments and other graduate education partners at the university (such as the Career Center and The Graduate Center) to carry out program innovation, including, but not limited to, non-traditional PhD programs, master’s degree programs, and other types of training at the graduate level.
  • Supports the Office of Graduate Studies’ coordination of current and future certificates and master’s degree programs, Mentored Experiences (especially expanding the network of Mentored Professional Experiences) for A&S students, and collaborate with the Office of the University Registrar, the Arts & Sciences curriculum committee, and other university partners in support of graduate education.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages special projects and programming related to academic initiatives and perform functions related to special project management such as coordinating stakeholder relations, scheduling meetings, composing a variety of materials, including confidential reports and correspondence, managing files; data collection and modeling, display, and projection; and following up to see projects to completion.
  • Leads the evaluation and assessment of academic initiatives and goals the OGS pursues as well as help develop key performance indicators for measuring the success of special projects.
  • Helps coordinate OGS Advisory Council meetings and business, coordinate, and develop content for special reports using institutional knowledge of departments and the University; coordinate strategic events on either University cycles or upon supervisor’s request.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

  • Works in an office environment.
  • Ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD.
  • Knowledge of university budgeting and administrative procedures and software.
  • Five to seven years’ experience in university-level teaching, curriculum development, design & implementation, and faculty development.
  • Knowledge of online course and training delivery platforms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in teaching, learning, and research opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator across a variety of units and project types, in particular with faculty, staff, and administrators on projects that innovate in graduate education.
  • Background in leadership in school and university-wide initiatives.
  • Significant knowledge of the design and delivery of academic initiatives and programs, a broad understanding of liberal arts curricula, and the ability to interact with various campus partners and external stakeholders.
  • Professional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with a commitment to serving students, faculty and external constituents.
  • Ability to deal discreetly with confidential matters.
  • Ability to function in a team atmosphere and prioritize multiple assignments with frequent interruptions.
  • Potentially manage and / or direct others.
  • Ability to work independently and actively solve problems.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adjust to changing priorities and workflow.
  • Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as basic graphic design/photo editing platforms.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate degree and three years’ related experience or Master degree and five years' related experience.

Organization Washington University in St Louis
Industry Management Jobs
Occupational Category Director of Academic Initiatives
Job Location Washington,USA
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Experienced Professional
Salary 73700 - 125900 | $  / Yearly
Experience 5 Years
Posted at 2023-09-19 2:31 pm
Expires on 2024-06-29