Vice President for Academic Planning &
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Vice
President for Academic Planning and Administration (VPAPA) for the
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
(EVPAA). The VPAPA provides high-level strategic, analytical, and
organizational leadership to projects and initiatives in the EVPAA
The VPAPA coordinates institution-wide efforts related to
academic oversight and academic policy administration that are led
by EVPAA. The VPAPA also serves as the EVPAA-designate during
strategic conception and academic planning for the institution. At
the senior leadership level, the VPAPA serves as an interface
between EVPAA, the Senior Vice President for Administration in the
Office of the President, the Office of University Strategy, the
Office for Research, and teams from individual chancellor-led
units, among others. Internally, the VPAPA will interface with
academic leadership within EVPAA, including Vice Presidents and
Associate Vice Presidents in Academic Affairs, Academic
Initiatives, Institutional Research, Research and Experiential
Education, Rutgers Global, and Rutgers University Libraries, among
Included among the key duties of the position are:
- Develop and implement continuous improvement efforts across
Rutgers, such as academic program review, program assessment, and
program design with the goal of implementing more robust
programmatic evaluations across the university, especially those
that straddle multiple CLUs.
- Serve as the Rutgers representative to the Academic Issues
Committee (AIC) of the New Jersey Presidents Council (NJPC).
- In collaboration with the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO),
provide oversight of institutional accreditation as it relates to
academic planning and continuous improvement.
- Serve as the EVPAA-designate on institutional technology
initiatives, such as Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) and the
Student Experience Improvement Initiative (SEII).
- Serve as an advisor to the EVPAA and as a liaison to academic
and administrative reporting units across the university. The role
serves as a visible leader across the four CLUs at Rutgers with the
ability to balance and influence multiple competing priorities and
- Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with
senior vice presidents, vice presidents, vice chancellors, vice
provosts, and academic governance organizations, such as the
Committee on Academic Planning (CAP), to ensure academic planning
efforts are aligned with the instructional and research
- Represent the interests and priorities of the EVPAA through
effective communication, coordination, and integration of academic
initiatives, priorities, and objectives.
- Collaborate with personnel in EVPAA and the Office of
University Strategy to convene planning efforts around strategic
programs and initiatives in academic affairs, provide oversight of
implementation, and track outcomes.
- Collaborate with chancellors, provosts, and deans from the four
chancellor-led units (CLUs) to ensure strategic programs and
initiatives in academic affairs further the goals of both the
university and CLUs. In partnership with the EVPAA and the Senior
Vice President for Research, convene the Academic Strategy
Roundtable (ASR) and Research Strategy Roundtable (RSR).
Minimum Education and Experience
- Doctoral degree in a relevant academic discipline, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience that
demonstrates knowledge and understanding of academia and best
practices in higher education.
- Seven years of experience working in comparable administrative
roles at a research-intensive university, including academic
affairs and/or academic planning.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Ten years of experience working in comparable administrative
roles at a research-intensive university.
- Experience with a variety of academic issues, including
undergraduate education, graduate education, the research
enterprise, and academic continuous improvement. In addition to
academic affairs experience, a broader knowledge of higher
education institutions to include government affairs, student
affairs, and administrative operations, among others.
- Eligibility for a tenured or non-tenure-track faculty
appointment in a relevant discipline at Rutgers University.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Sustained experience working with a diverse array of university
constituents in a collegial and effective manner.
- Demonstration of the following competencies: organizational
savvy and political acumen, operational functions, problem solving,
effective communication, decision making and critical thinking,
managing multiple priorities, change management, relationship
management, and collaboration.