Reports to the Vice Provost for Higher Education Policy and Research. The Associate Director for Higher Education Policy will support the development and implementation of educational policy initiatives aligned with the thematic priorities of the University.
Lead and manage daily operations for complex educational policy projects, focusing on coordination of program components, personnel, partners, and consultants to ensure that project needs and deadlines are met, resources are identified and appropriately allocated, and recommendations are implemented for improvements or enhancements. Support the vice provost and other University leaders in benchmarking, planning, and implementation activities. Activities may include: monitoring significant higher education policy developments around the world; establishing and maintaining active networks of institutional representatives and outside experts; collecting and analyzing data; preparing and delivering reports, briefs, and presentations to internal and external audiences; and identifying strategic opportunities. Coordinate the development and delivery of educational programs at the University related to higher education policy such as internships, study abroad, research opportunities, and other opportunities for faculty and undergraduate and graduate students. Conduct original, advanced research as an individual or in collaboration with other faculty or research groups and write reports, briefs, and papers on findings.
Other related functions as assigned.
Masters degree in educational policy or a related discipline or J.D. required. Minimum of three years experience in the development and coordination of university, state, or national policy, grant administration, or other directly related experience required. Prior experience in policy or program implementation and project management required. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop effective plans to implement or support policy responses to complex challenges. Proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously and under tight schedules. Advanced skills in project management, including associated principles and tools. Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills including, standard office software applications. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Doctoral study preferred. Prior experience in the development and coordination of higher education policy in an institution of higher education or governmental agency is preferred. Knowledge of data collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation is preferred.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity