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Chief of Staff to President

Salus University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
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Full Time
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Salus, University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant Studies, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Named for a Latin word meaning health and well-being, Salus operates four clinical facilities in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, speech-language pathology and occupational therapy services. The University has more than 1,200 students, and more than 14,000 alumni worldwide.  The university’s operating budget is $51.2 million, and the endowment is approximately $60.6 million. For more information, please visit

We are currently seeking a talented and thoughtful individual to serve as the President’s representative on all administrative matters working with members of the administration, faculty, and staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing daily operations of the University to support program growth and development as well as operational efficiencies.
  • Focusing on strategic planning and goal setting and directing the daily operations of the University in support of its goals by measuring progress and adjusting processes accordingly.
  • Maintaining situational awareness of all staff and operational activities on a university- wide and campus specific basis.
  • Directly oversee the University’s Communications, Facilities, Human Resources and Technology & Library Services functions.


The most compelling individuals will possess a combination of experience, skills, and competencies including:

  • Excellent judgment, discretion, emotional judgment, interpersonal and relationship building skills to develop trust with a wide variety of constituencies, the President, faculty, administrators, students, and external partners.
  • Demonstrated successful administrative and management track record leading teams and units as well as having strong project management and execution skills.
  • Experience promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
  • Experience with implementing a strategic plan.
  • Candidates could come from higher education and other industries.

Salus University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women/Minorities/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability or other legally protected status.

Salus University has retained the services of Lincoln Leadership ( to conduct this search.  For those interested in the search or want to recommend someone for the role, please either contact Andrew C. Wheeler at


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