Director, Regional Campuses (Internal Search)
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Western Kentucky University
The Director, Regional Campuses will provide oversight to the regional campuses on a daily basis as a direct report to the Associate Vice President of Extended Learning and Outreach.
The Director will be expected to supervise the staff for the current regional campus locations, collaborate with Academic Colleges and Departments to provide strategic planning for instruction and programs to meet the unique needs within each community, and oversee the daily duties of operating regional campus locations.
The regional campus locations include Elizabethtown, Ft. Knox, Glasgow, Somerset, and Owensboro. The successful candidate for Director, Regional Campuses must be knowledgeable about and focused on the students, constituents and communities served by the WKU Regional Campuses, including the development of academic and student focused programming, maintenance of physical buildings and
grounds, and development of strong community relationships. This is a Full time twelve month position.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Provide supervision for approximately 15 Full time staff, including evaluations, personnel hiring, development, and goal setting
Provide strategic direction for program development in collaboration with Colleges and Departments to meet the needs of the regional students
Provide leadership in developing community relationships and other regionally located institutional partners at each of the regional locations
Ensure the physical environment at each location facilitates safety and learning for students, staff, faculty, and clients including strategies and oversight for both physical plant and technology. This includes the offices at Elizabethtown, Ft. Knox, and Somerset, and the buildings and grounds at Glasgow and Owensboro.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Extended Learning and Outreach, provide leadership to provide excellent academic support services to regional students at all offcampus instructional sites under the regional campus umbrella.
Develop and implement effective initiatives that will further WKUs mission to serve this region. This will include working with Enrollment and Student Experience offices to support recruitment and retention efforts for transfer and regional students.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Considered Essential for Success
Good organizational, planning, and coordination skills
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and re-prioritize as needed
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
Demonstrated ability to develop effective operating procedures and long-range plans
Demonstrated ability to champion regional campus strengths and needs to a variety of constituencies including political representatives, educational boards, and the general public
Good verbal presentation, group dynamic, and facilitation skills
Demonstrated strong leadership skills
Must demonstrate strong knowledge of WKU programs and regional education particular to the WKU Regional Campuses
Demonstrated supervisory experience
Must possess valid Kentucky drivers license
Ability to spend significant periods of time at a computer workstation
Ability to travel between regional campus locations