Executive Director for Faculty Student Association
Stony Brook University
July 20, 2018
Stony Brook, New York
Excellent benefits and salary
Full Time - Experienced
The Executive Director is the Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation (FSA) reporting to the President of the Board of Directors. The position is responsible for establishing a strategic vision, in conjunction with the Board, and provides leadership for the corporation with emphasis on the continued development, refinement and implementation of services delivered. The incumbent will ensure FSA services contribute to the quality of campus life in a flexible, efficient and responsive manner to support the mission of the Stony Brook campus in response to evolving stakeholder needs and institutional priorities, while ensuring FSA and affiliates provide superior value, excellence and service.
The incumbent is responsible for understanding and advocating the issues of the diverse Campus constituencies as they relate to FSA's contractual services and for being the senior representative of FSA. In consultation with the Board, the incumbent leads the planning processes for long/short term strategic goals and priorities using evidence-based decision-making. The incumbent is an ex-officio member of the FSA Board of Directors.
Reporting to the president of the FSA and with advice and consent of the Board, incumbent develops short and long term vision and strategic plans which align with FSAs Mission and Values
Ensures strategic objectives are defined, communicated to senior management, and measured for progress using best practices and data analysis
Develops FSA corporation policies to align with legal requirements, university vision and mission and FSA goals
Recruits, retains, and develops a team of qualified, dedicated professionals aligned with vision and mission objectives
Coordinates with contracted vendors' senior management to ensure they deliver best-in-class service for FSA constituents with a focus on value, quality and service
Oversees FSAs senior management to ensure continuous improvement in daily operations for areas related to FSA contracts including food services, books, retail, and other applicable auxiliary services
Develops staff recruitment plans, training programs, and professional development opportunities to build a best in class staff and management team for FSA
Manages FSAs senior staff to ensure FSA remains in compliance with all applicable finance, employment, health and safety, and facility requirements (among others)
Has a laser focus on ensuring high levels of service delivery and continuous improvement processes
Exemplifies a can-do attitude with regard to service delivery 24/7/365
Oversees CFO and ensures disciplined budget development process, budgetary management reports, and compliance with applicable rules (i.e Federal, State SUNY, FSA etc.)
Develops budget discipline based on both increased revenue generation and expense management and ensures required surplus levels are met
Ensures facility plans are operationalized to meet current and future FSA services
Oversees the FSA facility leadership and staff to develop current facility needs and engages long-range planning for future needs
Builds a culture of diversity (in all its forms), ensuring respect, dignity, and inclusion for internal and external constituents
Creativity and Innovation
Brings a zeal for creative problem solving and zest for innovation
Required Education, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field required
Auxiliary service success with an emphasis on broad scale food service business acumen and in-depth knowledge of food operations to guide Campus Dining and FSA staff to achieve goals
Knowledge / experience of contemporary trends in retail services on campus or other high-volume, high-quality food service/hospitality operation is also required
At least seven years of experience with progressively greater levels of managerial/administrative responsibility and accountability managing $30M or greater complex auxiliary service/business operations in high-volume, high-quality service operations
Demonstrated ability to build and lead a team and mentor staff to meet expectations and grow in the organization
Demonstrated exemplary performance at managing multiple priorities and success at achieving goals. Experience with information technology that applies to management of the campus businesses and in facility renovation projects and monitoring campus facility maintenance activities
Excellent interpersonal (i.e. verbal and written), and financial skills for communication with institutional partners, contract providers and campus governance
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Master's Degree preferred.
Experience successfully leading marketing, communications, public relations activities and social media. Successfully leading contract compliance activities
Supervising Human Resources and Labor Relations
Proven experience in transformational leadership
At least seven years’ experience overseeing Auxiliary Enterprise commercial operations, preferably with contracted operations in college or university setting
Position Reports to: The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.
Reporting to this Position: The CFO and six other members of the leadership team report directly to this position.
This is not a state position. Excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. The Faculty Student Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.
About Stony Brook University
Founded in 1957 as a teachers’ preparatory school, Stony Brook University has advanced significantly in both size and reputation. Today it is one of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) four University Centers and widely regarded as a flagship of the SUNY system. Stony Brook is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and jointly manages the nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. It has been ranked among the top 1 percent of the world’s higher education institutions by QS World University Rankings and as one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 50 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Stony Brook’s wooded 1,040 acre campus on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore is located 60 miles East of New York City and encompasses not only the main academic areas of the University, but also Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. The University’s reach extends to a Research and Development Park; four business incubators, including the Long Island High Technology Incubator at Calverton; a Southampton campus on Long Island’s East End; and to SUNY Korea, a partnership ...between Stony Brook University, SUNY, and the South Korean government. Songdo-based SUNY Korea opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil.
The University campus lies about 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point. It is only a short distance to the Atlantic beaches of the south shore and the vineyards of the East End. Situated on the north shore of Long Island, Stony Brook University has a four-season climate, tempered by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound.
The University enrolls 26,000 students and has more than 2,700 faculty. Stony Brook University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, more than 100 master’s programs and more than 40 doctoral programs. Stony Brook offers over 60 majors and 80 minors, some of the most popular undergraduate majors include: Health Science, Psychology, Biology, Business Management, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Economics and Mechanical Engineering.
About the Faculty Student Association:
The Faculty Student Association (FSA) at Stony Brook University is a not-for-profit auxiliary services corporation licensed by the State University of New York to provide goods and services that contribute to the quality of campus life in a flexible, efficient and responsive manner to support the mission of the Stony Brook campus. Over the years, the Faculty Student Association has seen tremendous growth as the needs of the University and mission of the Association have developed.
FSA is committed to exceed expectations by consistently delivering positive results and bringing real changes that fit the needs of our diverse campus. By collaborating with the campus community, we will enhance SBU services and deliver the best experience for our students in a fiscally responsible manner. Since 1995, FSA has returned over $28 million to Stony Brook University programs, scholarships, and facilities. This support has provided scholarships to students, improved the quality of campus life, and supported campus operations.
FSA’s Partnership Statement: Our commitment is to exceed expectations by listening and understanding the needs of our customers. We proactively communicate innovative solutions that enhance the student and community experience through quality, price, value and choice. Our partnership demonstrates our support of student success through measurable outcomes for continuous improvement.