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Senior Vice President of Administration / Chief Operating Officer

Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans

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Xavier University of Louisiana

Senior Vice President of Administration / Chief Operating Officer

Xavier University of Louisiana, a storied university with a history and alumni achievements known throughout the world, invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice President of Administration / Chief Operating Officer. Xavier is located in New Orleans and is the nation's only Historically Black and Catholic institution of higher learning. Founded in 1925, the university is mission driven and committed to the promotion of a more just and humane society. Reaffirming its African American heritage and its Catholic tradition as it prepares to celebrate its Centennial, Xavier continues to offer its students a superb education and leadership development experiences, which are substantial and enduring.

The University consists of two colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the College of Pharmacy (COP). The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) consists of 17 Academic Departments, which are organized into four divisions and two standalone divisions: Biological and Applied Health Sciences; Business; Education and Counseling; Fine Arts and Humanities; Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences offers three bachelor's degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. In addition, the CAS provides the Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Public Health-Health Equity, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Theology, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. The College of Pharmacy (COP) consists of two academic divisions, the Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Xavier's College of Pharmacy houses three health professional programs: a Master of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies, a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and a comprehensive entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program. The University also offers three certificate programs: Entrepreneurship, Health Communications, and Spanish for Health Professionals. The fall 2021 University enrollment was 3,604 students, of which 2,749 (76%) enrolled as undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. A further 236 students enrolled in Master's and Doctoral programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, 613 students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy. There are 253 full-time faculty members with 95% holding the terminal degree.

The Senior Vice President of Administration / Chief Operating Officer

The Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer, as a member of the Cabinet, works with other members of the executive leadership to manage the campus operations and to realize strategic goals of the university.

The Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer reports directly to the President on matters of day-to-day operations related to business affairs, human resources, technology administration, institutional compliance, auxiliary enterprise, and other aspects of campus operations. The Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer also works with external legal counsel to address matters pertinent to the institution. The Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer supports the Office of the President on policy, long term planning, and strategic budgeting. Additionally, the Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer manages the day-to-day operations of the campus in concert with the Chief Academic Officer in the absence of the President.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor's degree required
• Advanced degree preferred
• Relevant academic / not-for-profit / leadership or other pertinent experience

More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of responsibilities is available here:

How to Apply

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to the following: [email protected]

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Friday, January 13, can be assured full consideration. The university is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at [email protected] and Chris Butler at [email protected]. Further information about Xavier University of Louisiana is available at

Xavier University of Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The objective of Xavier's employment practices is to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels, the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status or sexual orientation. All decisions regarding employment are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to a specific job vacancy.

All Human Resources actions regarding compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, recall, university sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreation programs are executed without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran's status.

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