University of Richmond — Senior Associate Vice President for Campus Operations

Founded in 1830 in Richmond, Virginia, The University of Richmond (UR) provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. As a top-25 national liberal arts university, UR celebrates the idea of a changing and evolving world, and we make it their mission to prepare Spiders to lead it. The university currently enrolls approximately 3,150 undergraduates from 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 62 countries, and approximately 800 graduate/professional students.

The Position
Reporting directly 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 that provides 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 annual budget and advising the EVP on long- and short-term planning for campus operations.

Qualifications
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 university or non-profit setting.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin November 12, 2021 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 mah@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the University of Richmond website at www.richmond.edu 

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