Syracuse University seeks a highly innovative and collaborative leader to serve as Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services (AVP). Responsible for overseeing a wide range of mission critical services aimed at enhancing campus life for students, faculty, staff and guests alike, the AVP will join the University during a period of unprecedented growth marked by significant physical expansion as part of a 20 year roadmap guiding future campus planning and development. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic leader to position Auxiliary Services as a highly-effective and premier organization known for superior quality and innovative services at outstanding value.
Auxiliary Services provides a comprehensive list of services supporting faculty, staff, students, alumni, and guests, including: Dining Services, Housing, Meal Plan & ID Card Services and Syracuse University Bookstore. With a wide array of services, Auxiliary Services has the opportunity to serve as a highly-valuable resource to the University and its commitment to providing a vibrant campus experience.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Business, Finance, and Administration & Chief Financial Officer, the AVP will provide strategic leadership and oversight to a team of approximately 500 full-time employees and 1,500 part-time staff. With full fiscal responsibility, the AVP is tasked with developing and overseeing an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million. The AVP will collaborate with other campus leaders to advance a number of key initiatives on campus in an effort to enhance the living and learning experience for a diverse student population. In doing so, the AVP will assess and strengthen strategies, policies, and practices in an effort to provide the highest quality services to the University’s ever growing and evolving needs.
The new AVP must be a creative and visionary leader who excels at customer service, community engagement, and responsiveness, and is focused on continuous improvement and innovation. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader with a track record of providing strategic direction in a vibrant organization of similar size, scale, complexity, and diversity. This individual will bring innovative product ideas along with strong operations management and leadership skills within higher education or in a corporate setting. Candidates should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, along with the interpersonal skills to build relationships of trust and credibility with a wide range of colleagues, as well as a propensity for collaboration.
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be submitted in strict confidence via Isaacson, Miller’s website:
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