Florida Seeks: STEM/Health Experts
The State University System of Florida is a national leader in the delivery of STEM degree programs, and its strategic plan calls for doubling the number of STEM graduates by 2025. The Chancellor is seeking two senior leaders to guide the creation of the system's first-ever STEM and health strategic plan.
1. Special Advisor for STEM and Health Initiatives (One-year contract appointment; location negotiable)
The Special Advisor will collaborate with academic leadership at the system's 12 member institutions to oversee the development of a strategic plan for STEM and health programs. The plan will contemplate issues such as program development, enrollment projections, accrediting issues, communications initiatives, and system-wide and institutional goals that help ensure a positive return-on-investment for the State of Florida. The ideal candidate would be a seasoned leader (former provost, dean, etc.) from an institution with health and STEM programs and will have an earned doctorate and proven track record of experience in leading complex and highly coordinated strategic planning efforts. The Chancellor is looking for an individual who can easily move between "thinking and doing" - balancing an ability to offer advice while contributing to critical deliverables. The ideal candidate will be a master of collaboration and possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. The chosen candidate will be invited to negotiate regarding terms of employment such as length of contract (12 months maximum), working hours, base of location, compensation, etc.
2. Director of STEM and Health Initiatives (Permanent full-time position in Tallahassee, Fla.)
The Director will work closely with the Special Advisor for STEM and Health Initiatives (see description above) in the development of a strategic plan for STEM and health programs. The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate and a proven track record of experience in strategic planning efforts, preferably in an academic setting. As a primary writer and editor of the plan, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills. The Chancellor welcomes applications from a diverse range of individuals with backgrounds in any STEM or health field.
E-mail a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 850.245.9981. Candidates are subject to pre-employment background screening.