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Ohio State University Deputy Chief of Staff in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Office of the President

Summary of Duties:

The Deputy Chief of Staff performs a strategic advisory role to the university president and Chief of Staff and is responsible for overall management and supervision of enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and executive communications within the Office of the President. The Deputy Chief of Staff serves as a trusted adviser to the Chief of Staff to advance the priorities of the president and to ensure the exceptional standing of the office. This role monitors and advises on the status of strategic initiatives and provides thorough research, data and reporting to ensure successful progression of key priorities. On behalf of the President and Chief of Staff, this role leads and propels the execution of ad hoc initiatives and programs.

The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for cultivating and fostering relationships with key constituencies including administrators, academic leaders, faculty, students, community leadership and public officials. This role formulates, translates, and embeds strategic messaging to advance the vision and culture of the university. The Deputy Chief of Staff works independently on many projects and assignments, with significant level of discretion. They serve as the backup for the Chief of Staff in their absence. Some evening and weekend work and travel will be required.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Non-Profit Management, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field. Strong leadership abilities and strategic thinking/planning skills. Ability to perform complex tasks, prioritize multiple projects and use technology to achieve operational efficiencies. Strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking skills; adaptability to meet changing demands and work effectively with internal and external constituencies (e.g. administrators, faculty, students, community leadership and public officials). Ability to identify, analyze and address a wide variety of issues with a solutions-oriented lens in a high-intensity environment. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as professional experience building positive relationships and creating a welcoming and rewarding working environment. Some evening and weekend work and travel will be required.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Non-Profit Management, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field. At least 5 years of relevant experience in higher education, government, or private sector. Knowledge of strategic planning practices, project management and communications. Ability to contribute to communication strategy, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to build, motivate, and direct a diverse staff. Experience in a higher education environment and knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure, and operations of a major public university. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, use discretion, exercise humility and emotional intelligence.

Target Salary: $146,000.00 - $195,000.00 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

Job Appointment (FTE%):

100.0

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.

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