Director of Operations (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – Veteran Jobs

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Augustana University

Augustana University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program invites applications for the position of Director of Operations. This position is located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

The Director of Operations is responsible for directing and managing the DPT Program’s operations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·       Works in collaboration with the Program Director to manage the operations, budget, personnel and facilities within the DPT Program;

·       Oversees and supervises work of DPT Program Administrative Coordinator; Admission Administrative Coordinator; Clinical Education Administrative Coordinator.

·       Aids and supports the Program Director in problem solving, project planning and management;

·       Advises the Program Director, Directors, and Faculty regarding the strategic plan, operations, budget, personnel and facilities;

·       Coordinates all related travel for the DPT Program Directors, Core faculty and adjunct clinical faculty;

·       Develops financial, personnel and facilities reports for internal and external bodies, including external accrediting bodies;

·       Prepares spreadsheets/reports/surveys for data analysis and monitoring of all financial resources, including operations, personnel, and revenue;

·       Serves as central contact with institutional and academic administration on operations, budget, personnel and facilities;

·       Orders all equipment and manages equipment budget for the DPT Program.

·       Plans, manages and directs the onsite lab intensive sessions for the DPT Program, including construction/deconstruction of labs and coordination of moving equipment;

·       Manage the movement of goods into and out of facilities to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, or sustainability of operations.

·       Oversees and coordinates the preventative maintenance contracting and schedule for all DPT Program equipment;

·       Implement or oversee environmental management or sustainability programs addressing issues such as recycling, conservation, or waste management.

·       Plans, manages and directs the information and instructional technology in the DPT Program as well as the program’s website;

·       Holds signatory authority for the Program Director in the daily operations of the university and uses discretional judgment to act on the Program Director’s behalf in resolving issues with routine operations;

·       Ensures compliance with institution and school personnel and fiscal policies;

·       Assists with budgetary aspects of annual accreditation reporting and self-study accreditation;

·       Coordinates with external stakeholders for ongoing infrastructure and adjunct faculty support;

·       Manage construction activities; Plan facility layouts or designs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       The ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

·       The use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

·       The ability to manage financial resources and determine how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

·       The working knowledge of computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

·       Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

·       Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

·       Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and workplace terminology.


·       Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

·       The ability to move objects from place to place with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

·       Selected individual must reside or be willing to relocate to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, complete an Augustana University employment application, phone numbers of three references and provide a statement of diversity. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: Official website:

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.