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Assistant/Associate Director, Strategic Planning

Application Procedure:

To ensure full consideration, please submit the University’s online application along with a letter of interest, a detailed current curriculum vita, and a list of 3-5 references.

Job Duties

Examples of work to be performed and essential functions include:

  • Develops and manages systems to facilitate strategic planning activities and initiatives.
  • Identifies, develops, and maintains benchmarks, strategic plan key performance indicators and other metrics, and performance measures.
  • Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information in writing, verbally, and graphically to diverse audiences via multiple media platforms.
  • Manages institutional strategic plan website.
  • Coordinates activities of the Strategic Planning Council.
  • Supports the university’s integrated and comprehensive strategic planning process.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and disseminates information on national trends in educational excellence criteria and best practices in planning and strategic issues.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations towards enhancing or improving institutional strategic plan, performance measures, and initiatives to improve effectiveness.
  • Communicates strategic direction and accomplishments to Strategic Planning Council and constituents.
  • Facilitates workshops on effective strategic planning strategies.
  • Consults with campus leaders to develop, implement, and measure strategic goals.
  • Solicits feedback on the use of reported information and modifies reports to improve usefulness.
  • Consults with campus partners in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to develop, implement, and measure strategic goals of the Pathways to Equity diversity plan.

Job Qualifications

Assistant Director

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Associate Director

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


  • Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
  • The University of Mississippi embraces a meaningful and holistic commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, we are actively recruiting, hiring, and retaining the widest array of talented faculty and staff, nationally and internationally.

Institution Description

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM) is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the group of R1: Doctoral Universities Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is routinely acknowledged as one of the country’s best college towns.


As a benefit-eligible employee of the University of Mississippi employee, you are eligible for health plan options, generous retirement plans, life insurance and long-term disability coverage. Information available from Human Resources.
Application Due Date: 2022-08-29
Job Start Date: 2023-01-02
Salary: $50190 - $76688
City: Oxford
State/Province/Region: MS
Institution: University of Mississippi
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Planning

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