Assistant Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies

Utica, New York
Nov 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking an Assistant Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies in the Office of Online and Extended Studies that is responsible for the implementation and coordination of all functions within the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies assigned by the VP for Online and Extended Studies. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies; provides information and data to the VP for Online and Extended Studies and others concerning the operation of graduate and professional programs; and works collaboratively with graduate and professional programs and offices on campus to enhance the retention and success of students, developing policies and procedures in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrators.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

Oversee and monitor institutional effectiveness initiatives to ensure that they are designed and executed to meet accreditation requirements in a timely, efficient, and effective manner; Assist the VP in the ongoing development and execution of an iterative strategic plan and a continuous quality improvement program for graduate and professional programs; Review and update policies and procedures related to the implementation of graduate and professional programs and initiatives; Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies which provides support to graduate and professional students, on-ground and online; oversees the graduate commencement ceremony; and maintains the graduate catalog in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar; Serve on and provide administrative support for the Graduate Academic Standing Committee; Review student reports weekly and provide early detection of at-risk students, support retention efforts, and identify errors in data entry; Work with appropriate faculty, staff, and partners to assist in the planning and development of graduate programs with special consideration to emerging markets; Other related duties as assigned; Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license; Limited domestic and international travel may be required; A valid US passport may be required for international travel.


Doctoral degree preferred. Master’s Degree required; Prior experience in higher education required; Experience in supervision of staff; An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation. 

Application Information:

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus. 

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

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