Associate Provost for Executive Projects and Initiatives

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Executive Projects and Initiatives (AP-Exec Projects) helps the Provost develop, advance and complete short and long term projects and initiatives of the Office of Academic Affairs as assigned, with significant focus on strategic plan management. The AP-Exec Projects works closely with the Provost to advance strategic priorities and special initiatives of the College and the Office of Academic Affairs.


  • Works with the Provost to advance the strategic priorities of the College and the Office of Academic Affairs by engaging to include executive projects and initiatives.
  • Supports the shared governance process of Spelman College in the development, modification, and implementation of policies and practices in support of the College's mission and strategic goals
  • Provides coordination of various divisional, departmental, and system-wide initiatives on behalf of the Provost.
  • Works in close partnership with the Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Divisional Chairs, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Faculty Council Chair, Faculty Standing Committees, student leaders, and other college stakeholders on behalf of the Provost.
  • Ensures effective communication between the Provost's Office and all other College divisions, the President's Office, the Board of Trustees, Senior Team leaders, student leaders, alumnae, and the external community.
  • Represents the Provost on campus, in the community, within the region, and at the state and national level, on matters delegated by the Provost
  • Serves on a wide range of ad hoc campus committees and working groups, as directed by the Provost.
  • Provides signatory approval for financial, academic human resources, and other duties in the absence of the Provost.
  • Assist the Provost in preparing for speeches, presentations, addresses, workshops and other appearances.  This includes writing speeches and presentations.


Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, or appropriate terminal degree preferred. Master’s degree required.  Five years or more of senior level/executive academic administrative experience and experience in teaching, research, scholarship or creative activity around issues of race/ethnicity required.




Must possess experience drafting executive-level speeches and presentations. Demonstrated success in strategic planning, program or project management, resource allocation and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines. Excellent time management skills.  Demonstrated effectiveness leading and collaborating with a multicultural environment. Success in promoting diversity and inclusion, and proven experience working with faculty, student and staff populations along multiple lines of difference, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression is required.




Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and appreciation for the role of faculty. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, alumnae and community members in advancing the College's mission and achieving its strategic goals and objectives.




Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills essential. Proven ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve and to anticipate and eliminate obstacles to the college's strategic vision and plan.  Must successfully demonstrate the ability to act as chief adviser to the Provost; to coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives and short- and long-term projects; to assess inquiries directed to the Provost and to determine the proper course of action.




Must possess proven experience addressing complex problems, and remedying errors. Patience, diplomacy and skill addressing and resolving sensitive issues in a context of disagreement and lack of consensus. Experience developing presentations and addressing issues or subject matter that requires sensitivity, discretion, sound judgment, courage and leadership; experience working effectively with faculty, students, alumnae, board members, potential donors and other academic stakeholders;




Must possess the ability to analyze and interpret information, problems and proposals to ensure objective and complete information is available for the Provost for effective decision-making; analyze and report data that supports the Provost's mission, vision and goals.




Must possess a high degree of computer literacy and an excellent ability to use PowerPoint/Prezi and Microsoft Word required and familiarity with Excel.


Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit our website and apply via our online application: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a campus environment filled with unique opportunities and experiences.

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