Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Strategic Initiatives
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 129130
Work Location: Seattle
Summary of Duties: The Statewide Senior Facilitator for Projects and Strategic Initiatives is an experienced conflict resolution professional with extensive knowledge and relationships across the public policy landscape in the State of Washington, as well as experience leading and managing complex collaborative governance projects. The position's primary duties are to: 1) assess, develop, design, coordinate, communicate, manage, and facilitate Center collaborative governance policy projects; 2) provide a leadership role for the Center in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that fulfill the Center's long-term vision and mission; 3) expand the Center's areas of expertise, and reputation across the state and nation; and 4) interact with faculty, staff and students at UW and WSU, often managing or working with them as part of a project or research team. 5) Other duties include maintaining relationships with and providing guidance to the Center's Advisory Board as well as providing expertise and guidance on the Center's development and fundraising efforts, delivering training, supporting research functions, and meeting a variety of administrative responsibilities and scholarship expectations as a member of the Center's core staff and WSU Extension faculty.
Required Qualifications: 1. Earned Masters Degree in a related field, at the time of hire. 2. Minimum five years experience as a neutral facilitator in collaborative governance and multi-party public policy confict resolution. 3. Knowledge of process, ethics, policies and procedures of fundraising, and experience with philanthropic strategies and tactical implementation. 4. Demonstrated ability in organizational visioning and long-term strategic planning. 5. Relevant experience working with public policy making processes across public, non-profit, private and civic sectors. 6. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies. 7. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and issues across public, non-profit, privation and civic sectors. 8. Demonstrated experience working on statewide issues with a high level of visibility. 9. Must have, or able to obtain, a valid drivers license by time of hire.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.