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Director, Regional Campuses (Internal Search

Company: Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Regional Campuses (Internal Search) Category: Staff Department: Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Feb 5, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref.--No.: 997487 Position--ID: 128083 Share About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff employees. Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities. Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home. Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at .
Job Description:
Internal Search: only WKU employees currently working in a non-temporary status are eligible to apply. 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 tosupervise 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
        Additional Information:
        Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121. The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s website. The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:
        • Resume You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about July 1, 2021. Western Kentucky University
          Department of Human Resources
          1906 College Heights Blvd #11003
          Bowling Green, KY 42101
          (270) 745-5360

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