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Vice President for Academic Planning & Administration

Rutgers, the State University of New jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
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Vice President for Academic Planning & Administration


Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


Posting Summary


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 organization.


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 others.


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 individuals.
  • 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 mission.
  • 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.


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