Director of Strategy and Transformation

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Director of Strategy and Transformation
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Positioned within the Office of the President, and reporting to the Vice President of Strategy and Transformation, this position interacts cross-functionally with university shared service units, colleges, and strategic partners within the university ecosystem in support of NEOMED’s mission, vision, and values. This position directs the operations, implementation, review, and assessment of strategic initiatives across the University. This position will manage and oversee the interconnectivity of the strategic initiatives that drive the strategic plan. The Director of Strategy and Transformation will provide operational and financial guidance, high-level project management, implement effective communication mechanisms, and represent the strategy office to ensure the timely implementation and evaluation of strategic initiative projects and key performance indicators.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 11
Starting Salary Range: $66.092 – $71,442
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:

- Hybrid Workplace
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
Leadership and Oversight
  • Lead and supervise all operations and initiatives in the Strategy Office In collaboration with the Vice President of Strategy and Transformation, manage the short, mid, and long-term organizational goals of the University Strategic Plan. Provide operational, technical, and professional management and represent the strategy office in the execution of the University’s forty-two strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the strategic communication plan, developing content and executing or delegating mechanisms to deliver messaging through appropriate channels and stakeholders. Oversee the creation, organization, and dissemination of strategic initiative information requiring attendance by faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Strategy – Accountable for contribution to the development and achievement of key departmental annual objectives related to strategic plan goals. Serve as a member of the Strategic Plan Lead Team.
  • Provide portfolio-level management of the overall strategic plan and high-priority projects within the plan. Serve as the enterprise administrator for Envisio, with oversight of the university performance management software including managing the reporting cycle and process with all pillars leads and action plan owners (>120 action plans) and the public-facing dashboard. Collaborate with colleges and other business units for integration, alignment, and connectivity of business unit strategic plans into the Envisio model

Supervision and Management
  • Manage human capital resources and lead strategic project teams, related to the advancement of the strategic plan.
  • Manage operating budget, including preparation of annual budget, quarterly reporting, and purchasing/provision of resources.
  • Lead internal and external reporting in alignment with the requirements of accrediting bodies, strategic plan performance and alignment, creation of action project plans, and internal continuous improvement assessment.

Operations and Finance
  • Identify problems, recommend, and implement solutions to improve the operations, streamline processes, and enhance the Strategy Office. Creates departmental and Strategic Initiative Funding financial reports.
  • Provide Financial Oversight. Responsible for the management of the budget and operational plan for the Strategy Office. The position will require tracking expenditures, reconciliation of P-cards, and development of financial reports as needed.
  • Direction of the Strategic Initiative Funding, and all subsequent designated indices related to SIF awards. Manage the Strategic Initiative Funding process including proposal audit and review sessions, packaging of proposals for the review team, processing awards, monitoring progress, financial reporting, and preparation of leadership presentations.

Strategy, Growth, and Project Management
  • Design, develop, or assist with strategic growth opportunities and partnerships. Includes application of project management methodology, contribution to project teams, providing primary and secondary research, analytics, and team support to assist decision-making and ensure project deliverables in accordance with advancing NEOMED’s growth strategy.
    • Lead high-priority strategic projects
    • Manage a portfolio of projects
    • Provide high level/C-suite reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in higher education strategic planning required.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in education and experience preferred.
  • Project management and Lean Six Sigma certification are required.

  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience with operations, fiscal administration, and strategic planning.
  • Experience managing cross-functional projects and teams to demonstrate organizational impact.
  • Five or more years of experience in higher education or related field required.
  • Envisio software management is preferred.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Characteristics:
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and adjust to changes in deadlines and schedules
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage complex and varied problem-solving.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective leadership style; team-based and collaborative leadership approach
  • A high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to resolve complex and confidential matters
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative and accepting of change
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
  • Talent Management: NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.
  • Operational Excellence: NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to achieve objectives.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

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