Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center

Vanderbilt University


The Opportunity

Vanderbilt University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center. Vanderbilt University is elevating its career engagement resources for students, alumni, and employers by making the leader of career advancement and engagement activities a direct report to the provost. Vanderbilt University seeks an innovative, industrious, and energetic leader who can enhance the student career outcomes, build internal and external partnerships, and create synergies and cross-collaborations between students, employers, and alumni.


Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee enrolling more than 13,000 students and employing more than 9,000 faculty and staff. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, strength in the liberal arts, and internationally recognized schools of education, law, engineering, business, divinity, nursing, and medicine creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals, and researchers collaborate to solve complex problems of importance to our health, culture, and society. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1950, Vanderbilt is among the most pre-eminent universities in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranks Vanderbilt among the top 15 national universities and further recognizes the university for the exceptional quality of its undergraduate teaching as well as its overall value.


Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center


Vanderbilt University continues to lead through its innovative, distinctive approach to career advancement and engagement that recognizes the interconnection and need for greater support at every stage in the student lifecycle. From the undeclared college applicant to the junior interviewing for internships – or to the established alumnus recruiting students for a role at a non-profit or Fortune 500 company – the university has the opportunity to provide a shared experience that is rooted in high-quality education and focused support. Realizing the opportunity for greater collaboration in career development and engagement, the university established the Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center (Vice Provost).


Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost will be a key member of the Provost’s leadership team. The newly created Vice Provost role signals Vanderbilt’s commitment to enhancing career outcomes and services across the entire university constituent base. The Vice Provost will work as a strategic partner to the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, and the Chancellor and, as with all Vice Provosts, works directly with all 10 academic Deans to support efforts across Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost will play a key role in forging supportive partnerships that connect career development to academic and administrative units. The Vice Provost also oversees the Career Center as the Executive Director as well as employer and corporate relations and alumni career engagement. The Vice Provost will serve as the primary liaison among the university, students, alumni, and potential employers both nationally and internationally, constantly striving to identify, pursue and manage outstanding employer and corporate relations. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in a business, political and/or higher education management role requiring frequent interaction with a range of stakeholders, including high-profile individuals, benefactors, and donors.


For more information, please access the full-length position specification. The review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence. Qualified applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to: 


Joi Hayes-Scott and Anne Coyle

Russell Reynolds Associates


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.