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Kansas State University University Strategy Officer in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ University Strategy Officer\ \ \ \ About This Role:\ Kansas State University invites nominations and applications as we search for a strategic, collaborative, and influential leader to serve as the inaugural University Strategy Officer (USO).\ \ The university strategy officer, or USO, will report directly to President Richard Linton, and will drive the recently launched Next-Gen K-State strategic plan, helping Kansas State University lead the nation as the next-generation land-grant university. The USO will play a key leadership role to achieve this ambitious plan, serving as a critical advisor to the president, providing regular progress reports and functioning as the senior university expert in strategic planning.\ \ For more information about Kansas State University, please view our university profile.\ \ Why Join Us:\ Founded in 1863 as the nation\'s first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University is a Tier 1 research university with more than 20,000 students. K-State comprises three physical campuses in Manhattan (main campus), Salina and Olathe. K-State offers more than 400 undergraduate and graduate degrees and options across the Colleges of Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; Global Campus; and the Graduate School. K-State Research and Extension also serves the citizenry with a presence in every county throughout Kansas and supports research in more than 20 K-State departments.\ \ Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits\ Learn more about the Manhattan community at https://madeformanhattan.org/\ We Support Diversity and Inclusion:\ Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ Worksite Options:\ This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.\ \ Visit this link for K-State\'s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.\ \ What You\'ll Need to Succeed:\ Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor\'s degree required; 10+ years of experience in public administration, strategic planning, or advising leaders of large complex organizations; or a combination of education and equivalent experience.

\ Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success leading or facilitating complex strategic planning initiatives and their implementation
  • Proven leadership and strong project management skills with exceptional ability to analyze, plan, coordinate, articulate, and execute projects and initiatives
  • Able to build str ng working relationships and partnerships with leaders and stakeholders across a large, complex, and diverse university
  • Deep understanding of and passion for the role of public higher education institutions
  • Knowledgeable about the types of stakeholders and stakeholder groups that comprise large public, land-grant, Research-1 higher education institutions
  • Experience designing and implementing structures, processes, or tools to support effective coordination across a large organization
  • Experience in the development and implementation of change management strategies associated with large projects or initiatives
  • Extensive knowledge of using data to monitor and analyze the performance of key projects and activities against goals and related targets
  • Master\'s degree
  • Proven ability to initiate and facilitate change, be adaptable with changing conditions, and be comfortable with the ambiguity that accompanies a large public university
  • Experience in aligning resources and monitoring the progress of large-scale projects or initiatives

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