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FlexPoint - Director of Strategic Growth
FL - HOME OFFICEJob Description Summary:
Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.
FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.The Position:
Position General Summary:
In partnership with executive and senior leadership teams, the Director of Strategic Growth is responsible for centralizing and leading long-term and short-term strategy formation, development, and execution. In collaboration with senior leadership stakeholders, this position will lead the execution of strategic initiatives in a rapid and effective manner to drive strategic value and growth for the organization. The Director of Strategic Growth will also partner with the senior leadership team to drive organizational growth through innovation in new business opportunities/models, new products and services development, process improvements, and strengthening the financial structure of the organization. The Director of Strategic Growth will be responsible for accelerating and ensuring smart measurable growth within the education space with an emphasis in online learning.
Essential Position Functions:
Leads the development and execution of long-term and short-term corporate growth strategies and strategic plans and initiatives in collaboration with key members of the senior leadership team.
Analyzes and recommends new opportunities-based industry trends, competitive intelligence, viability of prospective partners, capital sources, and internal capabilities.
Directs and coordinates new business growth with hands-on engagement throughout all business development life cycle milestones.
Develops and leads Research and Development strategy that can drive market requirements.
Collaborates with AAA Departments (Research, Analytics & Insights, and Data Services) on research and data analysis required for feasibility studies to test new ideas against alignment to strategy with desired results.
Holistically assess the organization's analytical, financial, and economic portfolio to evaluate new opportunities through competitive analysis, financial analysis, market analysis, performance analysis, technology platforms, public policy landscape and strategic fit.
Translates organizational strategy from big picture to pragmatic view and actionable plans for each department; administer and oversee consistent application of decisions.
Presents strategic initiatives to executive stakeholders, Board of Trustees, and other key stakeholders in the organization.
Develops, mentors, and retains a high performing team.
Provides inspiring leadership through thought leadership, operational excellence, performance orientation and collaboration throughout the organization.
Leads and manages assigned direct reports for continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as ensuring team members have access to professional growth within the organization
Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others
All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established
(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)
Bachelor's degree in business, finance, analytics, economics, marketing, or related field required.
Master of Business Administration preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):
Experience in Innovation, Research & Development, and Business Development with a proven record of generating Return on Investment.
Effective leadership and collaboration skills, a strong understanding of the market, and the drive and experience to help lead an organization through a period of growth.
The ability to make effective decisions with limited time and information. Determines decision-making criteria based on priorities.
Proven track record of decisively iterating and dropping initiatives if they do not deliver expected results. An exceptional work ethic. A driver who uses time productively, maximizes efficiency to meet challenging work goals.
Capable of identifying gaps and deficiencies and applying outside the box thinking to generate solution. Routinely seeks data and insights to find new and better ways to succeed.
Knowledge of financial models, data analytics, and various business frameworks for developing organizational strategy
Excellent ability to communicate complex recommendations in a meaningful and clear way based on analysis and experience
Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders to execute on strategic goals, objectives, and action plans
Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to changing market conditions
Strong project management to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization and delegation proactively without direct supervision
Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills
Excellent presentation skills
Knowledge of consumer research and competitive analysis
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience
Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes FLVS in community by serving as a FLVS ambassador or volunteer
Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers
FUNCTIONAL /TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion
DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
LEARNING ON THE FLY
Learns quickly when facing new problems; Is a voracious learner; Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; Experiments and will try anything to find solutions; Seeks out the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of most anything
Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; Is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; Can change tactics midstream when something isn't working
Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL ACUMEN
Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; Knows the competition; Understands and communicates the goals, objectives, competencies, and metrics associated with business success; Understands and applies knowledge of key organizational business drivers; Keeps abreast of the overall performance of the organization and adjusts allocation of finances based on progress against goals; Sets priorities by aligning organizational finances with strategic goals; Fosters an environment that encourages fiscal responsibility
Is cool under pressure; Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; Can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; Handles stress well; Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; Doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; Is a settling influence in a crisis; Consistently behaves in a professional manner
DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY
Effectively copes with change; Can shift gears comfortably; Can decide and act without having the total picture; Isn't upset when things are up in the air; Doesn't have to finish things before moving on; Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
Frequency of travel: Frequent travel is required for meetings, trainings, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays
Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)