The University of Connecticut will open its new downtown Hartford campus in the summer of 2017, relocating the academic operations from suburban West Hartford. The University seeks a director for this newly energized regional campus who will reinforce its strong academic environment while capitalizing on the opportunity its location affords to partner with community stakeholders for the mutual benefit of the university and the city of Hartford.
Reporting to the Provost, the Director of the UConn Hartford Campus ensures the effective and efficient management of the campus, including overseeing day-to-day operations, administration, facilities, and resources, with the aim of fostering a community and learning environment appropriate for a leading research university. The Director's mission is to assure the success of undergraduate education at the campus, including recruiting, retaining, and supporting students. In accordance with the Provost's priorities and guidance, the Campus Director also collaborates with academic deans and departments in determining the focus, development, staffing, and execution of academic priorities and programs at the campus, including graduate education. In addition, the Campus Director develops relationships with key community partners and stakeholders that advance and sustain mutual interests.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- In partnership with department heads, deans, and senior university administrators, assure the campus environment appropriately enables and supports academic goals, objectives, and programs.
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to recruit and retain high-caliber students. Develop and nurture relationships with K-12 schools, community colleges, and other educational institutions to recruit these quality students to UConn and increase enrollment of qualified students at the Hartford Campus.
- In support of University goals and priorities, promote UConn Hartford through communications and public relations efforts critical to the success of the campus, including building relationships and partnerships with the corporate community, alumni, civic, youth, historical, museum, arts, and other groups and organizations.
- Assure the success of robust student services and that support and enable undergraduate students to succeed at UConn.
- Partner with faculty, staff and students to maintain a climate of civility and collegiality through effective communication and a strong commitment to enhancing the quality and diversity of the campus population.
- Collaborate with the Department of Public Safety, Facilities Operations and Building Services, University Information Technology Services, and Planning, Architectural, and Engineering Services to assure a safe, secure, productive working environment for the conduct of research and instructional activities.
- Collaborate with Hartford faculty, Academic Department Heads, and Deans to identify instructional needs and provide input in recruiting, hiring, and managing faculty.
- Prepare and manage the Campus's annual operating budget. Prioritize the allocation of resources to support the university's academic mission and plan.
- In support of university and campus priorities, develop capital improvement proposals. Assess the need for and make recommendations about equipment acquisitions and facilities renovations and upgrades.
- Provide leadership, direction, and oversight to campus employees, including hiring, evaluation, discipline, training, and promotion of all direct reports. Represent the campus in labor-related procedures.
- Assure the campus offers a positive learning environment and students receive appropriate support services. Coordinate closely with university offices to enhance access to course offerings through on-line education, assure programs available to meet the needs of various student groups, and assure the campus operates in accordance with University-wide policies and practices regarding student conduct, disability services, counseling and mental health services, behavioral threat assessment, and other important student affairs functions.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Masters Degree.
- At least five years of senior administrative experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of core management functions, including clear experience with human resources management, and budgeting and financial management.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop, engage, and maintain constructive and professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, campus supporters, community stakeholders, and other individuals and organizations.
- Experience building effective collaborative teams, and the ability to delegate responsibility and exercise appropriate oversight.
- Demonstrated commitment to enhance the diversity of the campus population.
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of undergraduate and graduate education.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop strategic plans.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze, understand, and interpret complex situations and problems, evaluate options, devise and propose solutions that align resources with goals, implement plans, and measure outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to support the research mission of a leading public research university.
- A strong work ethic and the highest degree of personal and professional integrity.
- Doctoral or terminal degree.
- Experience as an academic leader in higher education.
This is a full-time 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please upload your complete resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, and the names and complete contact information of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017519)
For confidential inquiries or additional information, please contact: Nick Delaney at email@example.com.
The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 19, 2017.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.