Date:  Sep 19, 2023


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Requisition No: 810615 

Agency: Florida Board of Governors


Position Number: 48001058 

Salary:  $55,000 - $65,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/16/2024 

Assistant Director, Academic Affairs (01058)

The Assistant 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 Assistant Director provides direct professional support on matters related to academic degree program coordination.  The Assistant Director also provides ongoing oversight of assigned policy issues and program areas.  The Assistant Director also conducts academic policy research and analysis.  The Assistant Director provides professional support to academic policy committees and councils through planning work processes, facilitating or participating in meetings, and effectively communicating findings and recommendations to leadership.  This position does not directly supervise any employees.   

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

  • Reviewing proposals and making recommendations regarding academic degree programs at State universities (e.g., approval of doctoral and professional programs, baccalaureate credit hours to degree, common prerequisites).
  • Managing various databases and inventories associated with the unit.
  • Providing direct support for Board Committees by preparing agendas, agenda items, supporting documents, presentations, reports, minutes, and other materials and background information.
  • Conducting academic and student affairs policy analyses, including reviewing legislative bills, Board regulations, and special reports.


Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in program planning and review, strategic planning, conducting research and policy analysis, or other relevant experience
  • Understanding of higher education policy issues
  • Ability to manage and analyze large datasets using Excel, SPSS, or SAS software
  • 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 five years of other relevant experience conducting policy research or program evaluation
  • In-depth understanding of the legislative process
  • 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.  


Hiring Range
Salary range $55,000 - $65,000, 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 80% 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

This position requires pre-employment background screening that includes fingerprinting.

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



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

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The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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