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Assistant Vice President for Professional Success (Internal Applicants Only)

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey
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Job no: 495440
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Position Title: Assistant Vice President for Professional Success

Division: Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost

The Assistant Vice President for Professional Success leads university-wide career services and experiential education, leading to strengthened institutional focus on career readiness and success for Rowan students and alumni and improved industry engagement. This is an administrative leadership role overseeing the Office of Career Advancement and coordinating, through dotted lines, other satellite career service and industry engagement operations. The Assistant Vice President reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs, with a dotted line to the Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. This role serves as chair of the Internal Career Advisory Board, participates on the Industry Engagement Team, and serves as a sitting member of the Rowan University Alumni Board and Center for Academic Innovation.

Critical Functions of the Assistant Vice President:

  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs, develop a clear vision and implementation strategy for promoting student career readiness and an experiential education framework for the University while liaising with campus partners to engage constituents (industry, alumni, students, and parents and families).
  • Support and review relevant curriculum proposals, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and Center of Academic Innovation, to best align new academic initiatives with the future of work
  • Serve as point of contact for industry engagement and a conduit between internal partners to best engage the members of Rowan University with external partners
  • Manage all functions of university-wide career services, including dotted-line reporting structures for career service units in academic Colleges, to facilitate a unified approach to experiential education and the ability to shift resources as needs arise to promote efficiency
  • Promote Career Advocate Network training throughout campus to leverage the centralized system of professional academic advisors by adding career counseling as a certified skillset
  • Coordinate pertinent University level reports, in conjunction with multiple offices, including First Destination Survey and Mid-Career Salary Report, with a focus on disaggregating data to identify gaps in opportunities and outcomes
  • Work with Strategic Enrollment Management to highlight Rowan’s multifaceted opportunities for experiential education and developing professional readiness for prospective students and families
  • Serve on the Industry Engagement Team and collaborate with the Center for Academic Innovation and the School of Professional Studies
  • Create, develop, and cultivate relationship and opportunities in conjunction with Government Affairs, University Advancement, and Rowan Research, including new opportunities for students as well as financial support for individual students and programmatic advances to enable equitable access to professional development
  • Other responsibilities as assigned to support students, alumni, and industry partners.
  • Required Qualifications:

  • Eight years of experience working with students, alumni, external engagement or in an administrative role in a post-secondary educational institution
  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Demonstrated managerial success in leading campus-wide initiatives ability to adapt to and lead change
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies (Deans, Students, Industry Partners, etc.) in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and make sound judgments
  • Strong understanding of pertinent economic and labor market trends, with superior knowledge of student success in a post-secondary setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a high level of customer service skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Notes:

    • Applicant review will begin immediately. However, all completed internal applications electronically submitted on or before the deadline will receive full consideration.

    Advertised: Jul 14 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jul 24 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at Rowan University 

    Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

    This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

    Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

    The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

    Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

    A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

     The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

    Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


    Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

    Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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