Reporting to the executive vice president and chief operating officer (EVP), the senior associate vice-president for campus operations (SAVP) is responsible for overseeing a diverse team of over 450 employees who provide goods and services required to meet the educational objectives of the university. Direct reports to the SAVP include the executive director of dining services and events, executive director of campus business services, director of facilities management, director of design and construction, and director of finance for campus operations. The SAVP works regularly with members of the university's senior leadership team to ensure that the financial, human, and physical resources of campus operations are deployed to meet near- and long-term institutional priorities; effectively and creatively communicates with a workforce that is diverse among trades and talent, fostering a culture of efficiency and service; keeps abreast of industry trends and ideas; and cultivates effective campus partnerships. Establishes and maintains positive communications and working relationships to ensure effective human relations management and customer satisfaction. The SAVP is responsible for monitoring the performance of a $60 million budget and advising the EVP on long- and short-term planning for campus operations.
A bachelor's degree and 10 years progressively responsible administrative experience are required. A master's degree in related discipline and at least five years of successful experience in managing multiple elements of a university or public entity's auxiliary organization are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess working knowledge of facilities management, self-operated dining services including retail, residential, catering, purchasing and event management in a residential university or non-profit setting.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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