Rider University invites applications for an Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Services. Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities & University Operations, this individual will provide direction and oversight for all Auxiliary Services operations and programs including the conference services program, space rental, the Student Recreation Center, campus scheduling, event management, vending contracts, bookstore, printing press, mail services, transportation, Bart Luedeke Center operations, auxiliary language programs and all non-academic space utilization. The Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Services will have direct supervision of the contracted provider for the food service operations which include: daily operations of 3 dining areas, budgeting, pricing, menu management, catering, food trucks, event management, concessions and conference operations.
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.
The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years’ prior management experience in Auxiliary Operations that could include dining services, business conferences, marketing, university store, mail/print services and events in a higher education setting preferred. Additional qualifications include: strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; exceptional organizational and customer service skills; be self-motivated with the ability to instruct and lead; the ability to prioritize, organize, and manage effectively in crisis situations; and strong supervisory and technology skills. A Master’s degree and 12 years’ experience in conference services or hospitality management, in a higher education setting is preferred. A high level of computer program experience that could include Banner, CS Gold, Micros and Excel is preferred.
About Rider University
Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
Founded in 1865, Rider has 71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications supported by 248 full-time faculty, 99% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
Rider is home to nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories. W...e have 20 (10 men's and 10 women's) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams, are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and have active club and intramural sports programs.
With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., we are within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City. Rider's 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus has 43 buildings, as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, and lake. Westminster Choir College's 23-acre campus in Princeton has 14 buildings. In addition, we have over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service. Our two libraries are home to 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, and access to more than 100,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities.