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Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Employer
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio TAMUSA
Closing date
Jul 8, 2021
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Job Details

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-08
Req: R-038770
Job Title

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Office Of The President

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Office of the President (OP) seeks a Strategic Initiatives Coordinator who thrives in a fast paced environment, enjoys being part of a small collaborative team and has the ability to multitask quickly and professionally in response to competing demands. The successful candidate will have patience, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, a keen sense of priorities, and a very high level of tact and discretion.

Under the direction of and working in close coordination with the Chief of Staff/Associate Vice President (AVP) for Strategic Initiatives, the Coordinator will provide support for various institutional strategic initiatives led from the Office of the President and assist the Chief of Staff/AVP with the implementation and management of activities related to the University’s strategic plan and annual evaluations of progress toward strategic plan goals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Support the AVP for Strategic Initiatives with the planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of special projects and strategic initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Help develop goals, action steps, and timelines for strategic initiatives.

  • Coordinate, lead, and assist with projects and daily activities related to institutional strategic initiatives and objectives.

  • Work with a variety of departments/individuals throughout the institution to support the implementation of priority initiatives.

  • Collect, review, and develops communication tools to disseminate information regarding initiatives.

  • Prepare information for diverse audiences, including executive level.

  • Gathers and analyzes data from multiple sources across campus to inform planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, and to help generate status reports and quantify the impact of various strategic initiatives.

  • Set up and organize meetings pertaining to projects.

  • Apply expertise and think creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Complete other related duties and special projects as assigned.

This position may be may be required to work outside of typical business hours.

Required Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Six years of related experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • Working knowledge of higher education industry.

  • Manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.

  • Strong project-management skills, including ability to set up, organize, and oversee complex, high-stakes projects in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach oneself new skills/procedures and quickly adapt to rapid change.

  • High degree of political acuity and judgment.

  • Strong research, writing, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven record of working independently and exercising sound judgment, taking ownership and initiative with minimal direction when needed.

  • Skilled in supporting large strategic projects from conception through successful conclusion.

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any positions on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Summary of Employee Benefits

https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2020.pdf

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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