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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 WKU's 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
- Master's Degree
- 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 driver's license
- Ability to spend significant periods of time at a computer workstation
- Ability to travel between regional campus locations
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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