Antioch College invites applications for Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled or cancelled.
Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and Business, the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships oversees College efforts to strengthen revenue streams, current and new, in support of the College. A key aspect of this position involves initiatives related to Antioch College Works –a program that will begin in Fall Term 2020. Specifically, this position will support implementation of Antioch Works initiatives that will develop cooperative education, Coretta Scott King Center, and area of practice-based programs in support of enrollment, revenue generation, and increased brand visibility.
Essential Responsibilities of the Position:
Provide staff support and implementation of strategic initiatives associated with the Antioch College Works program
Work with the Business and Finance Office to develop a funding approach that supports the Antioch College Works Plan and the College’s financial model
Work with President, Board, and College auxiliaries to identify partnerships central to the success of Antioch College Works and the College and coordinate in the stewardship of those relationships
Collaborate with Communications team in the development of an integrated, strategic communications plan around the Antioch College Works program
Cultivate, deepen and exemplify the practice of innovation strategy and design at and with Antioch College
Leverage and help to better define the Five Areas of Practice platforms at Antioch College (i.e., Sustainability; Deliberative Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice; Wellbeing; Creativity and Story; Work, World, and Resilient Community)
Engage College constituents in projects and initiatives leading to new and increased revenue streams
Evaluate initiatives for potential, alignment with strategic vision, and ROI/ROI-Social Responsibility
Direct the implementation of strategic initiatives in support of the College’s vision for Antioch@175
Coordinate and organize opportunities for increased revenue development during the block terms and open campus times, working with Office of Academic Affairs and other College leaders
Develop policies and processes for cross institutionally planning and implementing campus events
Facilitate the Logistics group and work of logistics coordination across campus, in partnership with event organizers
Develop appropriate evaluation methods and metrics for auxiliaries and strategic initiatives
Accomplish work in ways that honors shared governance and develops capabilities and potentials of individuals and groups on campus
Offer workshops and programming on innovation, design-thinking and entrepreneurship
Serve as a member of the logistics and operations team
Manage business development and operational leadership of the auxiliaries (i.e., Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Wellness Center)
Work in conjunction with the Finance Office, Glen Helen and the Wellness Center in the development and management of the auxiliaries’ budgets, including overhead expectations, and to increase opportunities for revenue generation in support of the College
Perform duties as requested by the Vice President of Business and Operations
Master’s degree, MFA in design or MBA preferred, and 5 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience with related responsibilities
Proof of accomplishment in the innovative generation of revenue streams
Demonstrated experience managing multiple teams to successful results
Demonstrated experience organizing self and others by implementing and utilizing technology in support of operational expectations
Experience in higher education preferred
Attributes and Skills:
Strong knowledge and appreciation for design-thinking and innovation
Effective marketing and communications skills
Demonstrated ability to execute on assignments
Ability to work effectively with diverse partners
Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with accuracy
Collaborative skills; ability to engage others in complex and generative work
High level of integrity
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive material with tact and professionalism.
Ability to see the big picture as well as the details
Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment in resolving issues
Ability to work effectively under pressure, within short time constraints and with the appropriate level of urgency
Effective written and verbal communications skills.
Demonstrated expertise in use of networked systems and devices/tools: use of electronic calendars, email, social media, internet
Expert in using the Microsoft Office product suite and Google tools
Flexibility and ability to function in a changing, fast-paced environment
Interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong skills in strategic and systems thinking and analysis
Required Physical Abilities:
Position works extensively in an office environment; seated for up to two hours at a time
Utilization of standard office equipment such as networked computers, telephones, copiers, fax machines
Ability to keyboard for up to two hours at a time
Requirement to move around campus, indoors and outdoors, over paved and rough terrain in all weather
Requirement to travel by car, airplane, or other forms of public transport in support of Antioch needs
Indoor office environment; heated and cooled institutionally
Movement around campus and during travel during weather extremes
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Application materials for this position will be accepted until an appointment is made or the position is canceled.
To apply, send email to email@example.com. Include the position title in the subject line and submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format the following Application Materials:
A cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position,
A resume/vitae detailing your work history, relevant experience, and education,
Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch about your capabilities. Provide their contact information including name, association with you, telephone number, and email address.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all application materials are received.
Electronic applications are preferred. Alternatively, you may send the same information by US mail:
Office of Human Resources Antioch College One Morgan Place Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.
About Antioch College
Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem-solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources like our 1,100-acre nature preserve, farm, and Coretta Scott King... Center in their studies. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.