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Director, Academic & Student Affairs (01063)


The Director serves as a part of the team reporting to an Assistant Vice Chancellor in the Academic and Student Affairs Division, who in turn provides professional counsel and support to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the Chancellor, and the Board of Governors regarding a wide range higher education issues.

The Director may provide support for system-level strategic planning and accountability, Board initiatives, matters related to academic degree program coordination and approval, and other assigned policy issues and program areas. The Director conducts relevant policy research and analysis and provides ongoing oversight of assigned policy issues and program areas as needed. The Director is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing information on various projects in a concise format, both written and visual, that effectively communicates the information to leadership and the general public. The Director creates and executes project work plans and revises plans, as appropriate, to meet changing needs and requirements; helps teams execute plans; creates and reviews high-level deliverables across projects in assigned areas; and effectively communicates relevant project information to stakeholders. This position does not directly supervise any employees.

Responsibilities, duties, and activities may include but are not limited to the following.

  • Provide support to the Board’s initiatives on a variety of policy areas
  • Lead or participate in short- and long-term special projects in support of the System’s Strategic Plan and other Board priorities
  • Provide direct support for Board Committees by preparing meeting agendas, agenda items, supporting documents, presentations, reports, minutes, and other materials and background information as assigned
  • Review and analyze university proposals and plans (e.g., strategic plans, accountability plans, legislative budget requests, academic program proposals)
  • Serve as a project or program leader under limited supervision for a full range of assignments
  • Conduct in-depth studies and develops appropriate materials, reports, analyses, and other documents related to various issues
  • Provide expertise in all phases of policy research and studies, including research design and data analyses
  • Derive implications and conclusions from research and writes research and policy reports that communicate well to a variety of audiences
  • Conducts timely analyses on legislative bills affecting the State University System
  • Work individually or in teams to conduct research, develop policies, and carry out other assignments
  • Manage various databases and inventories associated with the unit
  • Serve on and/or support established and ad hoc regional, state, system, and internal cooperatives, committees, and task groups, as assigned
  • Travel in-state as needed, with infrequent out-of-state travel, to carry out responsibilities
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, by the Assistant Vice Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, or the Chancellor


• Master’s degree in a related field; Bachelor’s degree in a related field with five years of professional experience at a college or university, a state- or system-level higher education office, or a higher education policy organization; or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with five years of other relevant experience conducting policy research or program evaluation
• Advanced ability to analyze and present data into succinct written reports, presentations, and other materials suitable for a board, legislative, or lay audience
• Advanced ability to manage and analyze large datasets using Excel, SPSS, or SAS software
• Experience in program planning and review, strategic planning, conducting research and policy analysis, or other relevant experience
• Advanced ability to convey technical information in an easy to understand format for a variety of audiences
• Experience presenting information to Boards, legislative committees, or other organizations
• The ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
• Advanced ability to effectively use word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint software
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements

• In-depth understanding of higher education policy issues, including articulation policies and academic programs
• In-depth understanding of the legislative process
• Advanced experience with organizing qualitative datasets
• Experience creating data visualizations using Canva or similar software

How to Apply

Submit cover letter; resume; one professional, non-academic; writing sample no more than ten pages in length; and State of Florida application. This position requires pre-employment background screening. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit additional information.

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Hiring Range

Salary range $65,000 – $75,000, based on qualifications and experience. 


If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and work in the number one higher education system in the country, a career with the Board of Governors will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:

  • Health insurance (over 95% employer paid)
  • Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options 
  • First-rate retirement program      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules

As one of the nation’s largest university systems, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions- ranging from a nationally-ranked liberal arts college to top-ranked comprehensive research universities-serving more than 350,000 students. The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17-member Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive officer of the System, providing guidance to the Board and oversight of the Board Office, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The Board of Governors Office: Is an EEO/AA Employer | Does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace | Only hires U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. | Contact us if you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process

For questions regarding current vacancies, please contact Human Resources and Administrative Services via email at [email protected]

Post Date: 08/16/2023
Ref #: 01063

Human Resources and Administrative Services 
Board of Governors 
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1626 
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0400 
Fax: 850-245-9981 
Phone: 850-245-9695