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Director of Organizational Development of Faculty Affairs

Director of Organizational Development of Faculty Affairs

companyFlorida International University
locationMiami, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 7/3/2024
ExpiresExpires: 9/1/2024
Full Time

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Director of Organizational Development of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Leadership and Success is seeking a Director of Organizational Development of Faculty Affairs to lead change management efforts in Academic Affairs to ensure an effective, ethical, collaborative, and professional climate for faculty to thrive, through targeted efforts to foster greater communication, share pertinent policy and procedural information and therein assure adherence, and ensure transparency and consistency across the AA enterprise. The Director of ODFA reports to the Vice Provost of Faculty Leadership and Success and is advisory to the Provost.

This role, under the auspices of FLS, works closely with Deans and Chairs to foster common understanding of structures, responsibilities, processes and to boost potential for improvement in administering corrective and preventative actions that promotes mutual respect based effective communication and administration of related policies, procedures, and the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.  In collaboration with leadership both within the central administration and college leadership, the Director of ODFA, establishes a basis to identify examples of good practice and develop viable solutions which serve to increase productivity, promote collegiality and mutual respect, foster faculty retention, and improve the quality and level services to our students while creating a workplace culture that embraces change and advances the core mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as first point of contact on faculty administrative issues
  • Oversees faculty retention and separation data
  • Consults with academic leadership to manage issues or situations related to compliance, conduct, interpersonal dynamics, and training, including training relevant to conflict resolution and to collaboration
  • Develops and implements mitigation strategies to address concerns, by providing guidance/training on the utilization of pre-disciplinary strategies 
  • Guides, coaches, and supports faculty through conflict resolution and mediation processes, as well as facilitating difficulty conversations
  • Evaluates current strategies, successes and challenges and makes recommendations based on these evaluations
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and interprets information to enhance organizational success while addressing organizational health and culture, operational needs and gap analysis
  • Develops and implements strategic planning strategies to improve accountability and communication across colleges and groups
  • Identifies and leverages appropriate metrics and reports findings to key stakeholders.
  • Creates informational materials such as processes, guidelines, manuals, and structured overviews to secure historical knowledge and apply such to other matters which may arise
  • In collaboration with appropriate stakeholders identifies, develops, documents, and implements processes to ensure appropriate compliance measures are undertaken prior to separation or administrative leave of faculty engaged in research
  • Integrates existing academic talent resources (processes, competencies, recruitment, onboarding, succession planning, performance management) to develop effective strategies to support the retention and succession planning for faculty, by creating a pool of qualified and prepared faculty to assume leadership roles when opportunities become available
  • Establishes trust and confidence of stakeholders by employing active listening skills and acknowledge their perspectives, demonstrating transparency, consistency, and empathy while ensuring the application of ethical actions which promote honesty, integrous, and vulnerability while addressing concerns

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD or EdD in Human Resource Development, or a related field
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience managing client relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of higher education and leadership of the faculty, including national trends in faculty recruitment and development, and best practices in supporting faculty excellence
  • Knowledge and application of digital solutions within an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, resolve, and consult on a wide range of administrative and personnel issues with a clear sense of institutional needs and priorities

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 532483 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Required degree level

  • PhD