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Assistant Provost for Career Development

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 18, 2024

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

University of Richmond

Assistant Provost for Career Development

The University of Richmond offers a distinctive educational experience where academic and campus life are well integrated and the faculty and student relationship is at the core. Ranked 25th among liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report, Richmond is home to an intellectually rich and diverse community of 4000 students (with about 3200 traditional undergraduates), 1200 staff, and 650 faculty. Exceptionally well-resourced to meet its high ambitions, the University offers both the close-knit community of a small college and opportunities that rival those of larger institutions, including innovative research and a strong Division I athletics program.

The University of Richmond's learning and research environment is grounded in the liberal arts and is enriched by a singular integration of learning and scholarship across its five schools. It is defined by a culture of mentorship, interdisciplinary connections, collaboration, small class sizes, and robust curricular and cocurricular opportunities, guaranteeing students close interaction with faculty and the ability to shape their academic experience and be engaged citizens in a complex world. Consistently recognized among the nation's most beautiful campuses, Richmond offers outstanding academic and residential facilities, and has an endowment of approximately $3.2 billion.

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The Position

Reporting to the executive vice president and provost, the assistant provost for career development creates the vision, strategy, and plan for a transformative student experience and a life of purpose through applied learning, career education, and connections for Richmond students and alumni. The assistant provost must leverage established relationships and strengthen symbiotic relationships within academic affairs to empower every student to connect their liberal arts education with an array of career pathways, maximizes meaningful work and advancement opportunities regardless of background or academic pursuit.

A leading priority for the university, the area is well resourced and continues to grow. The assistant provost leads highly experienced and dedicated teams with robust programming budgets. In tandem with The Career Opportunity Fund and The Richmond Guarantee, which provide $2Million in annual funding to support students engaged in experiential learning, Richmond is poised to provide best-in-class staffing, programming, and financial support for student career connections and experiential learning. The assistant provost must take advangate of Richmond's deep commitment and momentum to ensure a sustained legacy of academic and career alignment and deep integration of the mechanisms of meaningful work into the entirety of student journey.


Candidates must possess substantial experience and progressive responsibility in leading career readiness efforts. Candidates must have expertise in career education, university-employer relations, alumni relations, and relationship management; a demonstrated track record of advancing diversity and enhancing equity and inclusiveness; and extensive knowledge of relevant labor market trends. A proven track record of success in recruiting and advancing a vision, data-informed decision-making, and professional development is desirable.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin February 14, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter must be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kara Kravetz Cupoli at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The University of Richmond values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

University of Richmond's Instituional Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.


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