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Director of Strategic Operations

Date Posted:  Aug 14, 2019
Requisition ID:  15495

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Indiana War Memorial Commission

The Indiana War Memorials Commission was created by the Legislature in 1923 with the mission of designing, building and subsequently operating the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District. The Commission was also given the task of managing the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Today the Commission is responsible for the Indiana War Memorial, the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Veterans Memorial Plaza, American Legion Mall with the World War II, Korea and Vietnam Memorials, University Park, the USS Indianapolis National Memorial, the Medal of Honor Memorial, and the 9/11 Memorial.


This individual is involved with a variety of executive duties within the Indiana War Memorial Commission involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of all agency or department policies and programs. Directs a diverse organization that provides financial, business, physical plant, and administrative support services which are fundamental to both the conduct of the agency’s operation and the achievement of its operational and financial objective.

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000 annually and may be commensurate with experience and education.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

The Director of Strategic Operations, with the Executive Director,

  • Develops and submits agency financial objectives, policies, and practices to the agency head and SBA
  • Directs the development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and control of essential business, information, and operations support systems;
  • Has considerable autonomy and exercises wide latitude in accomplishing responsibilities;
  • Direct responsibility to the State Budget Agency;
  • Partners with Indiana Department of Administration Division of Public Works (DAPW) and serves as the agency project manager, preparing documentation for submitting Capital Projects to obligate funds for projects, and identify future projects that require Capital level funding;
  • Recommends (to the Executive Director and the Administrative Team and their staff) strategies and tactics for the management of division resources to maximize bottom line results and return on investments;
  • Serves as a liaison between the Executive Director, the facilities management staff at IWMC, and DAPW;
  • Assures that financial procedures, practices, and records are in full compliance with applicable regulation, law, and standard practice;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field, or equivalent practical experience, with at least three years of management background.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to use automated financial and accounting reporting systems (PeopleSoft Financials);
  • Knowledge and proficiency of federal and state code, laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of capital planning and budgeting principles.
  • Some knowledge or experience with engineering, architecture, facilities management, or construction services.
  • Effective presentation skills and ability to translate financial terms into understandable terms for line managers.
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.
  • Participative management type – Advocates team concept.
  • Well-Developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to set and attain goals while balancing other business condensations.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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