Associate Provost - Engaged Learning

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate Provost - Engaged Learning

Position Category: Executive

Summary:
Reporting directly to the Provost, the APEL oversees the management, facilitation, creation, assessment, and human resources support of engaged learning programs to ensure that they support effectively the mission, objectives, and goals of UVU. Specifically, the APEL should have an entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational mindset to connect all engaged learning activities with the goals of student retention, completion, and successful employment. The APEL oversees the management of internal Grants for Engaged Learning (GEL); fosters a climate conducive to innovation in academic units; champions innovation across academic units in order to help students obtain job related skills; and works closely with all units on assessment activities associated with high-impact practices. The APEL understands, researches, and conducts continuing assessment of national best practices in engaged learning and high-impact practices to guide and assure excellent services and programming in the following divisions: Academic Service Learning, Engaged Curriculum, Capitol Reef Field Station, Global & Intercultural Programming, Internship Services, Office of Global Engagement and Undergraduate Research & Creative Works. The APEL identifies and cultivates opportunities for community education and collaboration with government, business and non profits to support engaged learning.

For more information about this role and responsibilities follow this link:
www.uvu.edu/hr/docs/pd_associate_provost.pdf

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a master’s or doctoral degree is required. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of recent, professional work experience in a strategic leadership role, including successful management at the senior level of diverse groups of professionals.

The successful candidate will be a visionary, innovative, and operational leader who will build on UVU’s strategic goal to foster student success by developing and promoting engaged learning, innovation, and high impact practices across the university. The candidate must have strong integrity, a high level of energy and proven achievement, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills.
They must also have proven ability to interpret and apply complex information, policy, and procedures. Equally significant qualifications include a collegial, collaborative, and non-hierarchical management style, and demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity. The candidate must be able to care personally for others, while at the same time able to directly challenge others when needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Current knowledge of specific duties and responsibilities of departments and functions within the scope of engaged learning
  • Understanding of engaged learning, innovation and high impact practices in higher education
  • Internal grants management in an academic setting
  • Engaged teaching and learning strategies
  • High confidence and integrity
  • International and intercultural educational practices
  • Carnegie Community Engagement Designation
  • Curriculum and program development and assessment
  • Budgeting and fiscal management
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Leadership, management, and interpersonal communication
  • Leadership within a shared governance environment
  • Ability to engage diverse viewpoints in all activities and services
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse population of internal employees and constituents and external partners
  • Responsible allocation of human and fiscal resources to programs
  • Effective collaboration within Academic Affairs and across university leadership teams

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Advance the mission of engaged learning by understanding thoroughly the composition of UVU’s student body. Oversee and advance UVU’s curricular engagement and outreach activities through cross-departmental, cross-disciplinary, and practical external collaboration.
2. Oversee the leaders of the following units and ensure that their activities support student retention, completion, and successful employment: Academic Service Learning, Engaged Curriculum, Capitol Reef Field Station, Global & Intercultural Programming, Internship Services, Undergraduate Research & Creative Works, and the Presidential Lecture Series.
3. Encourage, facilitate, and originate new thinking and actions on engaged learning, innovation, and high-impact practices through collaboration with the colleges and
schools, strategic planning, faculty outreach, community partnerships, service on university committees, and leadership of the application and review process for the Carnegie Elective Community Engagement designation.
4. Hire, develop, reappoint, and make human resource decisions for staff and faculty within areas of responsibility. This includes developing strategic plans and SMART
(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound) goals, completing midyear and annual evaluations, conducting corrective actions when necessary, and mentoring.
5. Represent the university on relevant local, statewide, regional, and national committees and organizations.
6. Assist with the implementation of digital transformation initiatives and be open to adjustments in the responsibilities of the position as strategic roles and missions evolve.


Preferred Qualifications:
A doctorate degree is preferred. Experience with international educational programming and managing grants and contracts preferred.


Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a normal office environment.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA11021
Open Date: 03/05/2021
Review Start Date: 04/05/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21674

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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