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Vice Chancellor for Operations

Company: Columbia Association, Inc.
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

South University Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America --- South University Orlando, FL, 4901 Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida, United States of America --- South University Tampa, FL, 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States of America --- South University West Palm Beach, FL, 9801 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America Req #1873 Monday, January 9, 2023 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. Our 120-year story-past, present and future-is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning. Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow. South University, the right direction for a brighter future. *Medical *Vision FSA/HSA Long/Short Term Disability Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program 401K Match Generous Paid Time Off 12 Paid Holidays SUMMARY: The Vice Chancellor for Operations (VCO) is responsible for the profitability of all South campuses. In collaboration with functional leaders at the Vice Chancellor, Assistant Vice Chancellor and each campus Executive Committee levels, the incumbent will be the key contributor to the direction of each campus resulting in exceeding budgeted year-over-year student enrollment growth and operating profit. This individual must possess an entrepreneurial approach to campus management and collaborate with all University stakeholders to influence and support each campus Executive Committee team to high performance and create a reputation of excellence among the organizations served by the institution's campuses. The Vice Chancellor of Operations utilizes extensive campus business experience and financial acumen to increase the year-over-year performance and profitability of each campus.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Possess the business acumen and campus leadership operational experience necessary to lead each campus to increasing year-over-year profitability.
  • Provides daily campus operational oversight to ensure each campus is profitable and defined expectations for improvement are achieved and sustained.
  • Serves as an effective team member of the University Executive Leadership Team.
  • Conducts virtual weekly EC meetings with each campus and includes needed resources to maximize support achieving high levels of EC teamwork and results.
  • Coordinates and collaborates daily with VCs and AVCs.
  • Works closely with the University Chancellor on campus improvement initiatives and strategic plans and execution.
  • Recommends cap-ex and operational budgets for campuses.
  • Coordinates the local campus marketing budget with Finance and Marketing to ensure growing campus awareness and increasing student enrollment in each campus market to fill student clinical program cohorts each start.
  • Reviews data and metrics daily to determine results and communicate needed actions with all stakeholders.
  • Manage directly the Orlando and High Point campuses with an entrepreneurial focus achieving high growth of these two smaller campuses.
  • Manages maintenance and construction through the Director for Facilities.
  • Ensures all campuses have state-of-the-art security and emergency plans with all personnel appropriately trained.
  • Leads real estate planning with external audiences to right size campus space utilization.
  • Replaces, as appropriate, all campus Champion roles.
  • Other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Minimum 10 years in an academic operations leadership position.
    • Ability and willingness to manage and lead South campuses to high performance in a matrix reporting structure with other Vice Chancellors
    • Demonstrated successes in operational management.
    • Relies on leadership, not title, to influence change.
    • Intrinsically motivated with high emotional intelligence.
    • Enthusiastic and relentless even when working under pressing timelines.
    • Ability to quickly resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
    • Ability to effectively and persuasively present information in a clear manner to faculty and academic and campus leaders, university leaders, and public groups.
    • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Strategic thinker with an action orientation.
    • High level of financial acumen.
    • Ability to work with urgency and properly set priorities for self and others. Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers. ABILITY TO TRAVEL: Road warrior. Estimated at 80% of most work weeks. The individual must be able to travel out of the local area as required to support the assigned campuses and participate in face-to-face meetings.
      ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email, video conference, and other electronic means, move about the office or campus, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.
      South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.
      • South University Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
      • South University Orlando, FL, 4901 Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
      • South University Tampa, FL, 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
      • South University West Palm Beach, FL, 9801 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

Keywords: Columbia Association, Inc., Orlando , Vice Chancellor for Operations, Other , Orlando, Florida

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