Responsible for managing the Communications Team in the Office for Continuous Improvement and 'change management' efforts. The Assistant Director of Operational Communications is to lead the communications team in the development, creation and delivery of the projects and the endeavors of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and its divisions. The Assistant Director will work to align communication efforts within the department in accordance with the guidelines set forth by both University Advancement and the Project Management Office. Additionally, this role is responsible for managing change efforts within the Office of the CFO and the UTA campus as dictated by project and university needs.
Oversee the development, valuation, and delivery of communications for the Office of the CFO. Consult with their supervisor and the division heads of the Office of the CFO to determine strategic communication needs and departmental plans to promote services and deliver necessary information to the campus. Develop, assign, and manage communication plans and content creation with the Communication Specialists in the department and Project Managers from the Project Management Office (PMO). Assist in the coordination of Change Management efforts with the PMO and the department director regarding projects for the university. Collaborate with the Managers of Training, Business Process Improvement, and the department director on Change Management training courses and efforts within the department to facilitate team and campus change management certifications, objectives, and methodology adoption. Produce reports and documentation to aid the Director of the department in strategic planning and the identification of barriers to change management efforts within the university. Manage the team's attendance and punctuality by demonstrating through example and monitoring. Writing effective reviews for staff at annual and probationary periods, while monitoring team performance via web analytics, surveys, and campus interaction. Maintain a primary role in the hiring, growth and discipline of team members while always maintaining the principles of mutual respect, inclusion, diversity, constructive communication, collaboration, and leadership. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in communications, business or information technology. Two (2) years of experience in a related field or the equivalent experience. Experience managing projects or overseeing a group of staff members conducting communications efforts. Experience using communications to influence change and organizational awareness/readiness. Must complete PROSCI Change Management certification training within six (6) months.
Bachelor's degree. Four (4) years of experience in a related field or the equivalent experience in higher education institutions.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13355
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