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OFFICE OF THE DEAN, FINE ARTS
SUPERVISOR, STRATEGIC INITIATIVES PORTFOLIO (C4727)
Deadline: March 19, 2021
This posting represents a three (3) year full-time contract position.
Reporting to the Dean of Fine Arts, the incumbent leads the implementation of strategic initiatives on behalf of the Dean and other members of the Faculty’s decanal and senior managerial team. He/she will be responsible for the facilitation and coordination of a broad and complex set of assignments, as delegated by the Dean. The incumbent consults extensively with the Principal Director of Development on donor related projects and partnership cultivation initiatives.
- Lead implementation of strategic and special projects portfolio on behalf of the Dean; coordinate outcomes, maintain alignment & integration, utilize resources and delivery partners effectively amongst initiatives, establish implementation schedules, develop evaluation systems, ensure ongoing communication & collaboration.
- Supervise special project leads; provide mentorship and guidance, facilitate coordination meetings, provide ongoing feedback.
- Ensure effective reporting processes for all strategic initiatives; write reports, prepare executive summaries, draft correspondence, summarize progress and analysis for Dean’s Office, Principal Director of Development, department Chairs, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Ensure integration between special projects, Department programs, and Faculty initiatives; cultivate effective working relationships and information sharing with department leadership and Dean’s Office, maintain adequate information sharing, plan initiatives with consideration for sustainable operationalization.
- In collaboration with Dean, Principal Director of Development, and department Chairs, cultivate potential partnerships (local, national, international) in service of the Faculty’s strategic direction; facilitating conversations, sharing information, initiating and attending events.
- Advise Dean on pertinent topics, issues, trends outside of the immediate Concordia community; maintain follow-up system, suggest partnership opportunities, prepare the Dean for meetings/events/media opportunities.
- Collaborate closely with the Advisor, Communications to ensure effective information sharing and dialogue with the Concordia community & public regarding ongoing initiatives.
- Represent the Dean and Faculty with internal and external stakeholders regarding strategic initiatives; respond to inquiries, collaborate with the Dean to align messaging, attend University committees and other external groups.
- Maintain effective internal relationships and manage reporting to facilitate project oversite and alignment with University policies; including but not limited to matters such as budgets, resource utilization, legal and space implications, communication processes.
- Participate in and lead other tasks as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and four to seven years of related work experience with 2-4 years of experience managing a team.
- Master’s degree, highly desirable.
- Experience managing and aligning portfolio of projects, demonstrating maximum institutional impact and stakeholder satisfaction.
- Experience leading and engaging team of collaborators and project leads.
- Demonstrated experience working in arts & culture program development.
- Demonstrated consultative approach to opportunity identification; working with stakeholders, building on and threading existing ideas, growing projects in sustainable ways.
- Very good knowledge (Level 5) spoken and written English and French. Able to and write fluently and persuasively on sensitive and complex topics; ability to cater to diverse audiences, including the ability to write about the arts and community engagement; preparing executive summaries for senior management; marketing; ability to create, compose and edit correspondence, written materials and/or complex reports and presentations. Able to engage effectively within the arts and culture community.
- Knowledge of higher education administration and or non-profit sector administration. Knowledge and understanding of institutional goals, objectives, structure and operations, desirable.
- Proven ability to develop and implement strategic communications plans and strategies and initiatives to internal and external audiences.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
- Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple initiatives. Availability to attend evening and weekend performances and events.
- Solid organizational skills and understanding of budgets, an asset.
$81,181 - $$94,146 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 19, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
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