Director for Online Virginia Network

Fairfax, VA
$85,000 to $90,000 annually; Commensurate with education and experience
May 11, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
Full Time
Director for Online Virginia Network The George Mason University Enrollment Management/Office of the Provost invites applications for a Director for Online Virginia Network. The OVN Director is responsible for leading and managing an innovative, multi-institution initiative that supports online learners earning advanced degrees. The Director is expected to coordinate and manage aspects of the Online Virginia Network, working with key partners that may include staff at legislative offices, education technology companies, regional employers, and participant institutions to promote and ensure operational success. Working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, this position organizes efforts with dedicated staff across multiple partner schools. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:While this position is housed at George Mason University, the position works in collaboration with relevant Online Virginia Network stakeholders and organizes efforts with dedicated staff across multiple partner schools (George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, and the Virginia Community College System).Responsibilities:Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management at George Mason University, and in partnership with stakeholders represented by the Online Virginia Network Authority, the OVN Director will:Manage the coordination and operations of OVN including cross-institutional planning, organizing, leading program activities;In concert with OVN leadership, develop and implement short-term/long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program;Work cooperatively across multiple partner institutions with varying executives, faculty and staff at all levels;Negotiate and publish policies and practices agreed upon by the OVN administrative team and leadership group;Be responsible for budget development;Work closely with the Chair of the OVN Authority and the Administrative Team in the planning and execution of board meetings;Provide strong leadership and communication skills for team management across multiple institutions and reporting lines;Be responsible for the development, supervision and management of positions that support the initiatives and responsibilities of OVN as the program grows;Provide oversight and build a coaching practice to manage consortium enrollment efforts;Maintain consistent and accurate status information, a focus on data equity, clear documentation and an audit trail for the program, project and initiative; andFollow the standard communication protocol for keeping key leadership and stakeholders informed of OVN activities.Required Qualifications:Master's degree required OR equivalent combination of education and experience;Considerable (generally three (3)+ years) experience in either project, program, account or product management experience in a higher education and/or business environment - preference for experience within a statewide collaboration or consortium model;Significant (generally five (5)+ years) experience in education - secondary or post-secondary;Proven experience with initiating, planning and directing implementation of complex projects/programs;Proficient skills in budget development and management, organizing resources and establishing priorities;Proven ability to collaborate with a diverse population of faculty, staff and key stakeholders;Must be able to work well in teams and effectively communicate at all levels;Passion to innovate, competent in analysis, reasoning, and problem solving;Able to assess, identify and measure key performance indicators and other success metrics;Highly motivated,Demonstrated presentation skills; andDemonstrated written and verbal communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Background in the areas of staff development, student/customer relations, and change management;Familiarity with shared data systems and basic data integration concepts; andExperience managing change in complex higher education environment with a detail orientation for both policy and operational management.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA57Jz at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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