Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1839, Boston University (BU) is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world with over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study. BU created one of the first study abroad programs, and currently sponsors more than 90 international programs. The University provides campus housing to 75 percent of its undergraduate students on the Charles River Campus. BU became a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) in 2012.

Reporting to the Vice President for Auxiliary Services, the Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services (AVP) provides leadership, direction, and oversight to a diverse group of revenue‐generating auxiliary units that support student life and academic activities with an emphasis on ensuring excellent customer service while optimizing revenue and operating margin contributions. Units reporting to the Associate Vice President include Undergraduate Student Housing, Residential and Retail Dining Services, Terrier ID Card, Vending and Collegiate Licensing. The AVP is responsible for coordinating budget development and monitoring revenue/expense activity; dashboard reporting; policy development/implementation; business planning; diversity initiatives; capital investment planning; project management; and process improvement efforts. The supervised departments employ over 850 full- and part-time employees with annual revenue that exceeds $200 million. 

A bachelor’s degree and a record of progressively increasing responsibilities that includes at least 10 years of experience in directly managing large, complex, high volume auxiliary enterprises in higher education with demonstrated successful outcomes are required. An advanced degree in business, accounting, retail management, higher education, or a directly-related field and demonstrated experience in negotiating and managing multi-million dollar housing, dining, vending, pouring rights, and retail contracts are preferred. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of a variety of business models; an understanding of decentralized budget and financial systems that are associated with each business model; extensive knowledge of campus dining and residential life/housing key performance indicators; the ability to promote excellent interpersonal relationships; experience briefing senior leadership, media, students, and the academic community; and strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.

Review of applications will begin October 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson

Boston University– Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services

Mark A. Hall, Vice President

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Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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