The University of Denver (DU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Operations and Strategy Implementation (SVC for OSI). This individual functions as the Chief Operating Officer for the University and a key member of the Chancellors Cabinet, working closely with leadership to develop operational policies that deliver the resources, services, and facilities necessary for the continued advancement of the University of Denver. This position will serve as a key partner to the Chancellor in executing strategic initiatives established by the board, including the Chancellors Five Strategic Imperatives, as well as overseeing the annual plan of work for the Cabinet. The SVC for OSI is tasked with advancing strategic planning into operational reality.
Founded in 1864, the University of Denver (DU) is a private, doctoral-granting university with very high research activity, earning R1 status in 2022. DU enrolls approximately 6,100 undergraduate students and 7,500 graduate students. The University has become increasingly known, nationally and internationally, for its creative, 21st-century approaches to problem-based scholarship, as well as its holistic, student-centered approach to learning known as the 4D Experience, and its dedication to the public good through local, national, and international partnerships.
The SVC for OSI will oversee a considerable portfolio of responsibilities including leadership, strategy, supervision, operations, and comprehensive assessment. The SVC for OSI will serve as a thought partner to the Chancellor in developing and implementing operational policy in direct support of DUs mission.
The Search Process & Special Instructions
For consideration, please send all nominations and applications to: Susan VanGilder, Co Practice Leader and Managing Director, Education Practice, Kamilah Allen, Senior Search Associate, and Danielle Mebert, Senior Search Associate at Please see the Diversified Search Group posting and Download the full Position Profile here: Senior Vice Chancellor for Operations & Strategy Implementation. Applications submitted directly to DU will not be reviewed or considered.
The salary range for this position is $350,000 - $475,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.