The Associate Director of Special Projects serves as the Provost’s delegate on major initiatives at the University, providing project management, coordination, and planning support. While the role reports directly to the Provost, the position will be assigned to major projects and initiatives in selected areas of the University’s administrative operations. In those instances, the position may assume a joint reporting relationship to the relevant cabinet officer or other senior administrator. The Director will typically manage a portfolio of one large, longer-term project and several shorter-term projects simultaneously. This role requires broad leadership in the areas of project planning, facilitation, and communication.
The initial primary assignment involves providing project support for a complex multi-year Art Museum rebuilding and expansion. The project is expected to involve removal of the onsite collections, temporary operations during a potential three-year period of construction, and move-in to a new building. The Director will assist in the overall coordination of these efforts with campus partners to ensure that the strategic and operational needs of the Art Museum are met, and will have a reporting relationship to the Director of the Art Museum during the project’s duration. The Director will participate in meetings pertaining to project scope and objectives, engage with all relevant stakeholders, act on behalf of the Art Museum Director as required, and contribute to the planning and execution of the project.
The successful candidate will have excellent project management skills as well as outstanding organizational design and operations experience, and will be adept at consensus-building to create a shared commitment and understanding among diverse shareholder groups of the paths for implementing strategy. This role requires a creative thinker who is self-motivated and organized, exceedingly observant of and sensitive to the culture of particular administrative functions and the University, and inherently collegial and service-oriented. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional judgment and integrity.
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