Vice Provost Graduate and Professional Studies

Location
Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University seeks an agile, entrepreneurial, and creative leader to serve as Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies. Established as an independent college in the Catholic tradition by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a nationally recognized, highly selective, residential liberal arts university with a vibrant academic program that spans liberal education and professional preparation in a curriculum designed to encourage lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. One of 17 institutions of higher education founded by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Salve Regina offers undergraduate and graduate programs to 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Salve Regina values academic excellence, community and collaboration, compassion, competence, belief in the dignity of each person, integrity, rigorous intellectual inquiry, service, social responsibility, and a spirit of hospitality and commitment to diversity. Located in the vibrant and historic city of Newport on Narragansett Bay, an area of stunning beauty and historical significance, Salve Regina sits on 75 acres in an historic district; preserving the historic character of its buildings has been a reflection of Salve Regina's commitment to stewardship that is central to the Mercy mission.


Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Vice Provost will demonstrate excellent management and communications skills; an understanding of the adult learner market; a commitment to excellence; the ability to work imaginatively with a management team, faculty members, and administrative colleagues; and a drive to motivate others, to build, and to execute. An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution is strongly preferred. Experience managing a P&L in higher education and/or industry is essential as is a vision for the education of adult learners and post-traditional students and an understanding of critical success factors driving innovative academic and professional programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Provost, the Vice Provost drives strategic and operational efforts to position Salve Regina as a leading provider of graduate and professional education for the New England region. The Vice Provost must understand how to sustain, deliver, support, create, and expand high quality academic and professional education programs in formats that meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students and challenge them to achieve academic excellence. The Vice Provost leads the vision, strategy and tactical plan for graduate and professional studies and is accountable for financial analysis, forecasting, and achievement of revenue targets for this portfolio.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Vice Provost will demonstrate excellent management and communications skills; an understanding of the adult learner market; a commitment to excellence; the ability to work imaginatively with a management team, faculty members, and administrative colleagues; and a drive to motivate others, to build, and to execute. An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution is strongly preferred. Experience managing a P&L in higher education and/or industry is essential as is a vision for the education of adult learners and post-traditional students and an understanding of critical success factors driving innovative academic and professional programs.


Requirements:

Salve Regina University seeks an innovative and experienced academic leader to advance the quality and reputation of graduate and professional development programs. The Vice Provost will be a leader of recognized accomplishment, vision, and intellectual breadth, who has demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial and strategic bent. The Vice Provost will have demonstrated excellent management and communications skills, an understanding of the adult learner market, a commitment to excellence, and an ability to work imaginatively with a management team, faculty members and administrative colleagues. The Vice Provost should have experience working in a complex environment, and possess a track record showing commitment to diversity. The Vice Provost must possess a drive to motivate others, to build, and to execute. Finally, she or he must possess the academic credibility and collaborative personality to work across disciplinary and college boundaries to offer excellent, innovative and strong programs and degrees that make sound academic and financial sense. The following criteria are essential:

  • Commitment to the Mercy mission of Salve Regina.
  • A strong preference for an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution; p Strong proven leadership skills and demonstrated administrative experience in higher education and/or in a comparable role generating revenue;
  • Established track record of conceiving, developing, and implementing innovative, high quality, and financially successful academic and professional development programs (on ground, online, or hybrid) for adult learners; experience with online and low residency programs;
  • Knowledge of graduate and professional development trends and practices; a vision for the education of adult learners and post-traditional students, knowledge of and appreciation for their unique learning needs and intercultural competence, and a genuine commitment to their success; understanding of critical success factors driving innovative academic and continuing education programs;
  • Experience managing a P&L in higher education and/or industry
  • Experience with online program management (OPM) providers;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Understanding of shared governance and change management practices in a higher education environment;
  • Demonstrated experience with accreditation;
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial strength, strategic thinking, innovative attitude, strong business acumen, fiscal accountability, and willingness to experiment;
  • Exceptional administrative, and team-building skills, a commitment to transparency;
  • Ability to work effectively within a learning community that includes tenure-track, professional-track, and affiliate faculty members and to motivate faculty and staff;
  • Ability to serve as the external face of graduate and professional education at Salve Regina and represent it to its stakeholder communities; and
  • A high degree of integrity, fair-mindedness, agility, and flexibility. While no one candidate will likely possess them all, the successful candidate will bring a blend of many of the following competencies and qualities:
  • Established record of professional accomplishment as documented by peer reviewed publications, presentations, and creative activities;
  • Evidence of leadership that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between undergraduate and graduate studies;
  • Outstanding communications skills, both one-on-one and in groups, together with a presence and demeanor that inspires confidence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with diverse constituencies; a successful track record of collaboration in achieving objectives and building bridges



Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more


Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.


Application Instructions:

Screening will begin in December and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, CV, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to SalveReginaVPGPS@divsearch.com .

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