As the principal aide to the President, the Executive Vice President and Strategic Retention Officer (EVP-SRO) handles matters of institutional importance on behalf of the President, and oversees all operations of the Office of the President, to include management of staff, budgets, administration, policies, and procedures. Provides coordination and oversight in the development of defined core initiatives for the Office of the President. Serves as the President’s primary strategic liaison with College and community constituencies. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of vice presidents, other executive staff and department managers. The EVP-SRO also:

  • Serves as principal aide to the President; supports the President in dealing with a range of faculty, staff, student, and public affairs issues; directly handles matters of institutional importance on behalf of the President, as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and integrates the activities of the Executive Cabinet in the development and implementation of established core initiatives for the Office of the President.
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  • Provides integrated policy analysis and strategic consultation to the President and senior administration on major issues affecting the College.
  • Prepares and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations, and responses on institutional and strategic issues, as appropriate.
  • Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and operating agreements.
  • Participates with the President and other senior officers in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution.
  • Identifies places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs.
  • Supervisors the areas of the Executive and Presidents Cabinet
  • Works with members of the College and Institutional Advancement bodies to create strategic legislative goals.
  • Researches policies to see what changes could be advantageous and which trends might negatively impact the college in the future.
  • Participates in financial matters including budgeting and management of department’s finances.

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate degree from an accredited institution of higher education and at least 10 years of related experience at a senior staff level.  The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of a major public university; knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures; knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate; advanced knowledge and understanding of the strategic needs of the community in the areas of public education and economic development; exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, community leadership, and funding agencies; strategic planning skills; demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills; employee development and performance management skills; advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills; strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data; advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community; ability to foster a cooperative work environment; ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects

Posting Date

January 6, 2021

Position Available

February 1, 2021


Office of the President

Position Type

Full Time


Wiley College
711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, Texas 75670

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