Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Advising
What We’re Looking For
Baylor University is seeking an Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Advising with strong leadership and program management skills. Previous experience advising students is strongly preferred, and prior experience leading a team is required. This position must collaborate successfully and establish strong relationships with deans, associate deans, and faculty members concerning proposed curriculum and related programmatic changes within academic areas across the University. Additionally, the Assistant Vice Provost will work closely with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) in evaluating and making recommendations on academic appeals and providing assistance with the review and adjudication of Honor Council cases. The Assistant Vice Provost also will work closely with Baylor’s Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management (AVPAEM) to provide direction and leadership for the future of academic advising at Baylor. Reporting jointly to the VPUE and the AVPAEM, the individual selected for this position must be highly adept at navigating complex situations, balancing competing factors when making decisions, and assisting concerned parents and students as they navigate undergraduate life at Baylor.
Strategic success indicators include:
- Demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate education to diverse students.
- Knowledge of best practices in advising
- Strong discernment and listening skills including an ability to listen and understand the complex and competing priorities that each academic unit and campus partner brings to each conversation
- Ability to communicate priorities and initiatives at an early stage of development so that groups such as the Advising Leadership Council can speak into them at the inception phase
- Ability to speak into processes and decision-making
- Ability to influence and lead a diverse team in the midst of competing goals and priorities
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies to resolve complex problems
- Experience in higher education, particularly within a tier-one, private setting
- Experience with curriculum development
- Experience working with university faculty
- Commitment to furthering Baylor’s Christian mission
A Master’s Degree, five years of relevant work experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A Doctoral degree and eight years of relevant work experience are preferred.
What You Will Do
- Work collaboratively with associate deans and advising leads to interpret policy and implement quality, consistent advising campus wide. Chair the Advising Leadership Council in a shared governance model where representatives from each academic unit and University Advisement gather to provide input into policies and procedures toward the end of ensuring high-quality advising for all students.
- Collaborate with all academic advising leads and numerous departments on campus to facilitate seamless processes for the onboarding of new students and students in transition from one major or program to another.
- Working in collaboration with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management, develop and implement practices and policies that enhance undergraduate four-year graduation rates and ensure high-quality educational experiences for all Baylor undergraduates.
- Coordinate with the VPUE, the Office of Academic Integrity, and staff within the Office of the Provost to manage the review of Honor Council cases.
- Assist the VPUE with the management of undergraduate academic appeals and parental concerns, the undergraduate curriculum review process, and the management of transfer credit processes and decision making.
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
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Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled