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Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of Director of Operations and Strategic Planning. As a direct report to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations (SVP), the Director serves in a Chief of Staff role to the SVP and as a member of the Division's leadership team. The individual in this role works with the leadership team and other key leaders at the College in developing, prioritizing and executing the mission, vision, strategies and core initiatives related to the division. The incumbent acts as a liaison with both internal and external constituents, playing a key role in the identification, solution analysis and implementation of strategic goals and policy development. The individual also supervises and manages the daily operations and staff within the SVP's office, campus auxiliary services and procurement, and oversees special projects involving large numbers of collaborators and human- and fiscal-resource investments.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.
A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.
We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.
We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.
We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
Planning and Project Management
Provide principal management support to the Senior Vice President and assure seamless function and running of the office. This may include generating various reports, coordinating research, projects, monitoring the flow of critical contractual documents, and directing the allocation of resources for project/special initiative funding
Acting as a Chief of Staff, facilitates the ability of the Senior Vice President to manage executive functions by advising the SVP regarding key constituencies and providing context and background information on issues
Serves as the intermediary for the SVP handling inquiries. Researches and resolves problems. Responds to and meets with a broad range of individuals or groups, frequently related to matters that require immediate resolution and follow-up
Represent the SVP and act as liaison with other College leaders. Provide a high level of integration and alignment with the College's leadership team paying particular attention to quarterly and yearly divisional goals and outcomes
Oversee and direct a broad range of high-level projects including strategic planning, implementation, and coordination of selected initiatives. Work with the SVP to coordinate aspects of projects for which the SVP is responsible. Communicate with involved parties to ensure a clear definition of roles and timely completion of tasks
Participate in or lead key stakeholder meetings to ensure appropriate and responsive follow-up and accountability. Ensure the priorities of the SVP are acted upon and provide a strong link between FBO and other divisions and units on campus. Independently identify and address issues as they arise and bring them to the SVP's attention for input or resolution as needed
Informs and manages the policy development, approval, and implementation process. Identifies areas of key policy deficiencies and coordinates development with the appropriate campus stakeholders. Research, interpret and apply Board, System and institutional policies and statutory regulations as they pertain to College operations
Oversee contracted campus auxiliary services, including food services and bookstore. Work directly with vendors to ensure that campus needs are being met. Strategize to increase profitability, efficiency, and satisfaction with services. Identify and investigate contract/billing/service issues and resolve as identified. Responsible for contract renewal and solicitations. Lead the campus Dining Services committee
Additional Areas of Supervision
Directly supervise the NSC Procurement Specialist and work collaboratively to create NSC-specific, but system- and best practice- compliant, policies and training documentation around purchasing thresholds, procedures, inventory maintenance, and selecting and negotiating with vendors. Ensure a seamless transition between campus-based purchasing and the regional purchasing office (NSHE Business Center South)
Supervise the division's Administrative Assistant. Collaborate on coordination of key meetings and create agendas, reports and presentation materials as required
Represent the Division of Finance and Business Operations by actively participating in committees within the college and in the community
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Business, Communication, Organizational Leadership, or other related discipline
3 years of years of experience in process improvement with increasing levels of responsibility
3 years of experience supervising or leading teams
Excellent skills in critical thinking, judgment and decision making with a strong attention to detail
Strong ability to work with personnel at all levels and foster collaboration
Strong ability to work with, manage and report financial and budgetary data
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Intermediate skill in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines
Demonstrated understanding of the organization, administration, and management of an educational institution or business of comparable size and complexity
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas)
Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.
Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.
Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Business, Communication, Organizational Leadership, or other related discipline
Project management skills including research, resource planning, budgeting, implementation, change management functions, and assessment
Knowledge of local, state, NSHE, and other applicable policies, rules, and regulations
Skill in negotiation, conflict management, and creative problem solving
5 years of years of experience in process improvement with increasing levels of responsibility
5 years of experience supervising or leading teams
Salary & Benefits
Budgeted salary range for this position is $80,000. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.
This Posting is Open Until Filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.
Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants
NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
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Please upload the following documents:
Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
Names and contact information of three references (you will be notified before references are contacted).
Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.