About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
Summary of Position: The Director of Strategy and Influence is responsible for directing Mills Teacher Scholars Influence Strategy as well as directing marketing, communications, and evaluation.
Essential Job Functions
1) Develop and implement key strategy initiatives and evaluation
In collaboration with executive director, develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes of Mills Teacher Scholars 5-Year Strategy
In collaboration with executive director, develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
In collaboration with executive director and marketing and design consultants, develop 2-year visibility strategy to grow Mills Teacher Scholars influence across the state of California.
Key activities of Influence Strategy and Evaluation work
Attend and support planning of marketing and influence strategy portion of quarterly management retreats
Co-plan follow up on quarterly meetings with marketing consultant to determine workflow, course marketing calendar, editorial calendar, content generation plan
Direct social media strategy development and implementation
Co-plan and facilitate monthly marketing sessions with program directors and executive director including analytics tracking
In collaboration with executive director, design formative and summative evaluation tasks for the purpose of identifying program strengths and areas for growth, as well as for supporting our partner schools/districts to identify their strengths and areas of growth related to adult learning.
Communicate evaluation results to Mills Teacher Scholars staff and to partner schools/districts.
2) Coordinate events and general marketing
Key activities for directing events and marketing
Lead monthly meetings with Network partner director for course recruitment
Coordinate work with marketing and design consultants and Mills Teacher Scholars staff on playbook publishing and marketing, including
Development of 2 videos to enhance the visibility of the Creating the Conditions work visible and support playbook marketing/district partnerships
Development of content and agendas for 1-hour, half day and webinar format
Creation of new templates in new email marketing program
Coordinating a minimum of 5 presentations to districts and county offices on Creating the Conditions
Coordinating follow up efforts with interested districts
Coordinate work with marketing and design consultants and Mills Teacher Scholars staff including:
course marketing content
digital and print assets to support marketing
distribution plan for flyer
Forum marketing plan and implementation
Conduct quarterly check in with web consultants re upgrades, content upgrades
implement online course creation for Creating the Conditions Certificate
coordinate district presentations
4) Support course creation and facilitation
Key activities for supporting course creation and facilitation
In collaboration with Director of Network Partnerships, further develop Mills Teacher Scholars Certification in Adult Learning, including
an on-line certification course
criteria for certification
Facilitate a minimum of 10 courses that support leaders of adult learning (district leads, principals, instructional coaches, etc.) to create the conditions for adult learning in service of equity
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and Training
Minimum of an MA or MS
At least 6 years of experience in teaching, three of those in a team management or professional learning role
Minimum of 2 years of experience facilitating with Mills Teacher Scholars Inquiry work
Minimum of 2 years experience creating, developing and publishing curriculum
Transparent and high integrity leadership exhibiting personal integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Mills Teacher Scholars mission
Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
Ability to work with a high degree of independence and collaboration
Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems
Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Strong public speaking ability
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:
Work involves considerable sitting time at desk/computer, but also entails moving about the building and campus to obtain/deliver materials and meet with people
Much of the work is conducted in a busy area; interruptions and interactions with others are common, especially when school is in session
It is occasionally necessary to lift or move somewhat heavy or awkward items
Responsibilities entail occasional evening or weekend hours
Deadlines are a routine part of the work
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position with an FTE of 0.40. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicants background check must be cleared.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.