The Academic Operations Manager – Process Improvement and Space Management, is a critical member of Academic Affairs Shared Services team reporting directly to the Director of Academic Affairs Operations. The Academic Operations Manager works closely with the Director of Academic Affairs Operations and the Provost’s Executive Team, particularly the Associate Provost for Operations, to provide primary support, guidance, and coordination for improving operational management systems, processes, and best practices that ensure organizational well-being. In working closely with the Director of Academic Affairs Operations, Academic Operations Manager (HR & Communications), and the Data Lead for Academic Affairs, this position ensures that every department in Academic Affairs receives the same level of support and communication in terms of operational processes and procedures relevant to the department such as promotion & tenure, faculty evaluations, staff evaluations, sabbatical requests/reports, etc. This position is also the primary manager of space related to departments reporting up through Academic Affairs on campus, working with departments, Office of Design and Construction, the Trefny Institute, etc. to ensure that space data is current and accurate, and to provide the Provost’s Executive Team with relevant information, options, and constraints related to space deployment and space needs across Academic Affairs. This position requires critical and strategic thinking, excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective and collaborative interpersonal skills, the ability to work well with a diverse population and various constituencies, independent problem-solving abilities, detail-orientation, initiative, and the ability to manage simultaneous projects, balancing differing needs and priorities.