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TheCollegeBoard Senior Vice President, BigFuture - REQ001434_43245530923_15-3175 in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12837932 College Board - BigFuture

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About BigFuture

BigFuture reaches over 7M students each year and is the leading free online resource for College, Scholarship, and Career Exploration. BigFuture demystifies the college going process, helping students unlock options to afford college and explore careers that connect to their skills and interests.Recently, BigFuture launched an innovative, privacy-forward mobile app, BigFuture School, that puts students in the driver\'s seat and allows them to connect with and receive messages from over 1500 Higher Education institutions. BigFuture also hosts an online platform (BigFuture.org) which helps students plan for college, pay for college, and explore careers. In addition, Higher Education institutions use our Search and Connections solutions to look across the 25,000 high schools to fill their classes and to reach a broad student population. BigFuture has an 85+ person core team and collaborates deeply with other divisions including Technology, Strategic Higher Education, State & District Partnerships, Legal, Marketing, and Finance.

About the Opportunity

As the Senior Vice President for BigFuture, you are enthusiastic about the opportunity to help all students take the right first step after high school. You believe in creating mission and member value to provide best in class services and solutions for K12, students and Higher Ed. You are a change agent with an entrepreneurial spirit that\'s excited about the opportunity to develop new solutions in response to an ever-shifting education landscape. You take decisive actions in product development, prioritizing a user-centric approach without getting bogged down solely in analysis. You are a leader of leaders who inspires excellence.You are a champion for your teams; celebrate the wins and provide direct feedback when team members have opportunities for growth. You thrive on working with cross functional teams to deliver shared goals. You work with others to create strategy and act as an executive representative and culture driver for the teams that comprise the division. You are a friend of technology and have a background in delivering impact through technology products and services. You are excited by the opportunity to drive impact at scale. You enjoy telling stories with data and provide evidence to persuade and galvanize peers, stakeholders, and the field. You are an outstanding communicator. You use quantitative and qualitative inputs to make strategic decisions and you thrive on getting insights from students and your customers to inform your decision making.

In this role, you will:

Strategy Direction and Operational Excellence (50%)

  • Provide strategic leadership on development of BigFuture products and programs including BigFuture.org, BigFuture School, CB Search, Connections, Financial Aid
  • Demonstrate an acute understanding of customer needs to propel the rapid innovation of our Connections and BigFuture School products with a relentless commitment to proactive action and continuous improvement
  • Set and continue to evolve a compelling vision for where we\'re going and how, bringing clarity to our college & career planning approach
  • Represent BigFuture\'s work to internal and external stakeholders at organization-wide meetings, conferences, and industry panels
  • Own and manage a US \$120M+ budget

Team Management (35%)

  • Inspire and lead your team to unparalleled success, ensuring they are supported, engaged, and working effectively toward accomplishing goalsin alignment with organizational priorities and mission
  • In partnership with Talent, oversee leadership development and engagement for staff while optimizing organizational structure and engaging in succession planning for key leadership roles
  • Build a culture that attracts and retains top talent for all positions within the division
  • Provide executive-level leadership to and represent an overall division of 85+ employees

Executive Leadership (15%)

  • Contribute to College Board\'s strategic decisions as a member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Represent BigFuture as a member of College Board\'s Executive Leadership Team
  • Identify priorities for BigFuture and work with senior leaders to execute on those priorities

About You

You have:

15+ years of executive leadership experience overseeing multiple functions and/or a large division

Achieved success in scaling and enhancing online products or programs, ideally within a multi-sided marketplace, demonstrating expertise in navigating and collaborating across divisions within larger organizations

An entrepreneurial mindset with experience building products/services from the ground up or taking a product from good to great

Proven ability to lead the execution of strategic projects through influential leadership, setting a clear vision, and effectively managing teams to achieve aligned goals and metrics

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