Director of Strategy and Operations

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7109054 (Ref.No. ta222330)
Posted: August 25, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and indirectly to the Executive Dean.  The College of Medicine is a large and complex institution with numerous functional units that require coordination from both strategic and operational standpoints. Keeping the institution running well requires functional alignment of its operating units. This alignment is achieved through a strategy driven approach combined with associated operational implementation and oversight. The Director position is therefore key to helping leadership assure that the college is effectively achieving its mission objectives in a timely and efficient fashion. As such, the Director must possess both a mindset that understands and communicates strategy, and a skillset that can apply it to day-to-day operations and operational improvement.


  • Assist Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and other senior COM deans in the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of College of Medicine strategic planning, implementation, and operational quality improvement.
  • Manage strategy software and related informational databases.
  • Work with the COM deans to develop goals and objectives for their administrative functional units and to monitor progress on those goals and objectives. 
  • Oversee and direct the development, review and revision, communication and distribution, and collation and storage, of College of Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and direct the College of Medicine web site and supervises personnel relevant to this task.
  • Manage COM space and infrastructure needs to assure that the college’s missions are accomplished in an effective manner.
  • Serves as the college’s facilities coordinator with OUHSC facilities management.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with Dean’s Office staff to ensure communication, awareness and coordination of policy and operations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with associate deans, department chairs, health system, and other leaders within the University and community as required to assure steady and effective operations.
  • Conduct forums for faculty, staff, students and others to ensure appropriate avenues of communication with COM leadership.
  • Manage COM special projects assigned by COM Deans. Coordinate and implement and/or assign responsibilities to Dean’s Office staff for those special projects.
  • Represent the COM at administrative, executive staff, and/or institutional meetings as needed.  Make special presentations as needed.
  • When required, act as liaison for communications with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and similar organizations.

Job Requirements


Education: Master’s Degree

Experience: 36 months of related experience

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 72 months experience in lieu of the Master's degree for a total of 108 months related experience.


  • Excellent organizational, relational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing skills with good command of grammar, spelling and syntax.
  • Excellent verbal skills with clear ability to make presentations to professional groups.
  • Good working skills with Microsoft Office software suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Good working skills with strategic planning type software and related databases is very helpful
  • Personal attributes and professionalism:  high regard for confidentiality and potentially sensitive information, professional demeanor and appearance, ability to work independently, attention to details and ability to adhere to and meet deadlines

Working Conditions: 

  • Physical: Communicate effectively. Engage in repetitive motion.
  • Environmental: Standard office environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.  

Diversity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.