Vice President for System Affairs

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Classification Title:

Vice President

Internal Title:

Vice President for System Affairs



Work County:



Office of the President


Office of the President

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

$165,000 - $195,000

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Standard operating hours for the University of South Carolina are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch. Must be flexible and willing to work varied schedule as needed.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Reporting to the President of the University of South Carolina System, the Vice President for System Affairs works strategically to provide greater access and capitalize on economies of scale to provide a broad range of high quality, affordable educational programs. The Vice President for System Affairs is not an oversight authority, but a member of the president’s staff. The Vice President for System Affairs works to create a system that is interactive, interoperative and highly coordinated.
The Vice President for System Affairs will supervise two direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

A Ph.D. or a terminal degree and experience as an academic administrator leading a team of academicians and staff at a higher education institution in a university system.


Understanding of trends and issues in higher education.
Superb analytical, research, writing, advocacy and problem-solving skills.
Ability to inspire trust, communicate effectively, and build relationships across system leadership, offices, and constituencies.
Ability to build consensus and work as a team member.
Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle a significant and varied workload.
Open, approachable interpersonal style with experience building consensus among peers, subordinates, and others throughout an organization.
Confidence and the ability to take initiative.
Respect for shared governance.
Strong judgment and the ability to be both a confidant and a politically astute diplomat.
Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters appropriately.
The highest standard of personal ethics and integrity,

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:


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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time