The University Design Institute seeks an experience education and design specialist with knowledge and expertise in global higher education. The perfect candidate will be tapped into the pulse of global trends and global opportunities in higher education, and will have a proven track record of working with university executive leadership teams around the world to advance strategy, implement transformational change efforts, and achieve actionable outcomes. While the perfect candidate will be an expert in their own right, they will also embrace a philosophy of co-design and have the capacity to partner with clients in co-creating solutions. This person will not be an “expert teller”, or someone who merely advocates for best practices and solutions; rather, the perfect candidate will partner alongside their clients, and through assessing their current needs, co-design transformational solutions. Recognizing that transformation initiatives require diverse types of expertise, our desired candidate will also have the ability to configure and lead teams of experts that may be needed for engagements. While business development is not an overt part of this role, the desired candidate will be able to easily engage as a trusted advisor and convert potential opportunities into clients when the opportunities arise. If you have strategy and change management consulting experience, have deep interest in higher education transformation, and are ready for an opportunity to help build a practice, this position may be for you.
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Master’s degree in Management, Strategy or related field and eight years of experience in management consulting; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
The University Design Institute (UDI) is a catalyst for transformation in higher education. Our vision is for Universities to emerge as powerful engines of social transformation and economic impact. We co-design solutions for higher education. We collaborate with ASU and institutions globally to envision the future, solve problems, and move from ideas to implementation. We transform higher education by advancing innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions.
We are a values-driven organization with a focus on 6 critical values. Our values include:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.