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Senior Vice President for Administration

Stony Brook University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
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Stony Brook University

Senior Vice President for Administration


Stony Brook University is a leading public university, an internationally recognized research and medical institution, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). It is known as one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and is a leader in generating social mobility. A flagship institution within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Stony Brook is located less than 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore.


Situated on 1,454 wooded acres, the campus encompasses 12 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; a host of centers and institutes that range in focus from education, arts, and culture to STEM, business, and medicine; and world-class athletics facilities, including a 12,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena. The University also includes Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center, encompassing five health sciences schools, four hospitals, 200 community-based healthcare settings, and a growing number of affiliations. Stony Brook University has an additional teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which is home to graduate arts programs, health sciences professional programs, and the Marine Sciences Center.


The University enrolled 26,782 students in fall 2020 (18,010 undergraduate students and 8,772 graduate students) and offers more than 200 majors, minors, and combined degree programs. Stony Brook celebrates its leading role in providing opportunities for social mobility and economic growth for its students. Stony Brook graduates have less debt than those from other institutions and 95 percent of recent graduates are either employed or continuing their education. In 2020, The Times Higher Education ranked Stony Brook University number one among U.S. Research Universities for reducing inequalities in higher education and #27 internationally. The U.S. News and World Report ranked Stony Brook as a top 40 public institution.


Stony Brook seeks a Senior Vice President for Administration (SVP for Administration) who will be the executive responsible for leading this mission-driven institution’s administrative operations. The SVP for Administration will manage a $93 million budget and lead a team of 729 employees across Human Resource Services, Emergency Management and Police, Enterprise Risk Management (including Environmental Health and Safety), Parking and Transportation, and Facilities, among other services. The SVP for Administration will oversee administrative operations and develop a strong organizational structure across the medical/health sciences campus and the main academic campus, known as East and West campuses respectively.


The Senior Vice President for Administration reports to the President and will work closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, and the SVP for Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer along with other members of the leadership team.


The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader with notable executive experience leading strategic operations at complex organizations. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader and strong communicator who has a proven track record of setting strategy and driving results while effectively balancing the desire/need for change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful. The new SVP for Administration will have experience leading an organization during a period of growth and transformation.


Stony Brook University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Senior Vice President for Administration. Interested candidates should confidentially submit in electronic format (Adobe PDF files preferred)—a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Joi Hayes-Scott and Jett Pihakis

Russell Reynolds Associates


For fullest consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible and preferably by October 18.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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