Senior Advisor

Washington D.C., United States
Jul 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising

Job Description Summary:

The Senior Advisor is responsible for providing insight, leadership, and guidance for ongoing and new school-wide initiatives to improve processes and services, enhance the SMHS culture, and increase operational efficiencies. The Senior Advisor will analyze operations, processes, and services to evaluate performance and determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, and policy change, as appropriate.

The Senior Advisor will also be responsible for assisting senior management with strategic problem solving and process improvement by determining the appropriate approaches and methodologies to be taken and used. The Senior Advisor will communicate, on an ongoing basis, with any key constituents, staff, faculty, and students, as needed. This position will also serve as an extension of the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences for complex matters and decision making with faculty, key administrators, donors, and trustees for SMHS.

Job Location Ross Hall - 2300 I Street NW - FB0035
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 002971
Working Title: Senior Advisor
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 07/02/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Medicine, Public Health, Business Administration, Health Administration, or other relevant specialization required.

8-10 years of experience in facilitation and project management is required.

Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and implementing programs is required.

Desired Qualifications:

8 years of management experience, preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as an academic medical center, medical school teaching hospital or research university.

Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and implementing programs in an academic setting (preferably in medicine).

A working knowledge of health care and academic medicine.

8 years of relative leadership experience in higher education and/or healthcare setting.

Demonstrated supervisory and management skills in effectively facilitating interactions among senior leadership colleagues, faculty and staff that lead to development of institutional action plans.

Experience interacting and motivating senior management positions towards progress in academic goals and priorities.

Demonstrated management skills, ability to think strategically while balancing complex agendas, and managing multiple and diverse assignments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Coordinates and supports school-wide initiatives to establish and redress priorities within SMHS. Improves processes and services, enhancing the SMHS culture and increasing operational efficiencies according to trends in higher education and best practices. Analyzes business operations, processes, and services to evaluate performance and determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change. Directs, plans, and implements objectives and activities to ensure continuing operations and maximize productivity.

  • Function:
  • Acts as the deputy to the SMHS to resolve problems and make decisions on matters not requiring Dean involvement.

  • Function:
  • Provides counsel and coaching to assist leadership, departments and teams with annual and long-term planning, group problem solving, and process and service improvement. Provides support in designing and facilitating school and department level planning sessions at the request of deans, department chairs, and other senior leaders, as appropriate.

  • Function:
  • Assists senior management with solutions to problems and issues by determining the approaches to be taken and the methodologies to be used. Facilitates fast and effective decision making. Takes appropriate actions to resolve problems.

  • Function:
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. Do you have prior experience and knowledge in the areas of Business, Economics and/or Management Consulting?
      • No
      • Yes
    2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization AND four years of appropriate experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. Do you have a minimum 7 years of relevant experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. Do you have a Masters degree?
      • Yes
      • No

    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents

    The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.