Deputy Provost – 3503

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Working Title: Deputy Provost – 3503

Min T/E Requirements

    • * A doctorate in business or education from a nationally accredited institution is required

    • 10+ years of increasing higher education leadership experience
    • The ability to be granted tenure as a faculty member within a department at the University at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
    • Substantial experience and demonstrated leadership in higher education and academic administration, including advocation and support of equity and inclusion
    • Experience with nurturing and supporting a healthy climate and culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging among all university constituencies, and actively fostering open communications through regular dialogue with faculty, staff, and students
    • Successful academic leadership at the Dean level or higher
    • A demonstrated commitment to student and faculty success that is aligned with the university’s vision, mission, values, and priorities
    • Demonstration-through previous professional achievements-of the ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate innovative instructional and research programs at a university
    • Experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning and resource management, personnel, and facilities planning and management
    • An understanding of federal and state legislation and compliance issues that affect personnel issues and the delivery of quality educational services to students
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students
    • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    * Tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity to issues affecting a wide range of constituencies

  • The ability to promote a collegial, collaborative, accountable, and inclusive team

Position #: 3503

Primary Purpose of Position

Reporting to the Provost, and working under the general direction of the Provost, the Deputy Provost (Chief of Staff to the Provost) (hereinafter Deputy Provost) is part of the Academic Affairs leadership team and assists the Provost and the senior staff in the operation of the Office of the Provost. The Deputy Provost works collaboratively with the Provost and University leadership in advancing the strategic vision, mission, and values of the institution, including the realization of the University’s strategic plan.

The Deputy Provost will assist the Provost in guiding Academic Affairs through bold leadership; the cultivation of an engaged and collaborative team; the establishment of positive working relationships across University divisions; and the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse and forward-thinking faculty and staff.

The Deputy Provost provides dynamic academic and data-informed strategic leadership for Academic Affairs, with broad vision, and balanced judgment and creativity. The Deputy Provost provides strategic direction for and promoting excellence and integrity in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in various instructional modalities; increasing and supporting faculty and student research endeavors; external partnerships, programs, initiatives; and coordinates regional, national, and international activities to support the mission and priorities of the University.

The Deputy Provost will work closely and collaboratively with senior personnel in all Academic Affairs units on strategic planning efforts and is engaged with policy development and implementation. Additional areas of responsibility include financial, human resources, and capital planning for the division and compliance with the UNC System Office, state, and federal regulations, policies, and guidelines.

The Deputy Provost will provide secondary oversight over Enrollment Management (Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office), the Graduate School, Global Engagement, the Office of Institutional Research, and the Office of Sponsored Research.

The Deputy Provost provides leadership and inspiration to help the University continue its success in ensuring an innovative, sustainable, and impactful future.Job Description

Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 7,500 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity, and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

Administrative and Organizational (10%)

  • Serve as designee in the absence of the Provost, representing the Provost and views with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate and collaborate with the UNC System Office to further the mission and strategic goals of UNC Pembroke
  • Represent the Provost in absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost

Vision and Strategic Planning (45%)

  • Works collaboratively with the Provost to develops a Strategic Plan for Academic Affairs and on operational and space management, human resources matters, and budget allocations for all reporting units
  • Work with the Provost and the Office of Advancement to support the University’s fundraising campaign. Enlist the deans, department chairs, and faculty in engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and developing stewardship strategies for donors
  • Promote communication and collaboration among constituents and ensure broad participation in shared governance
  • Develop, cultivate, and track external academic, business, and community partnerships
  • Work with the Communications and Marketing Department to develop multi-faceted and targeted programmatic and thematic marketing plans that identify appropriate prospective student markets and provide proposed marketing strategies for every academic program
  • Work collaboratively with the Dean of the Graduate School and the Communications and Marketing Department to increase graduate student enrollment, retention, and services at the University
  • Develop a plan for Global Engagement to: better coordinate academic and administrative efforts in developing the University’s international activities across its schools; further develop and coordinate the University’s international enrollment management and admissions initiatives; better handle visa and immigration services; review international endeavors to minimize potential risks and liabilities; and set policies to establish best practices. As a result, the University should achieve further internationalization through strategic increases in international enrollments, study abroad programs, and growth in dual degree and exchange programs.

Business Operations and Resource Leadership and Management (45%)

  • Responsible for working with the academic deans on faculty hiring plans and related enrollment and financial projections to be reviewed/approved by Provost
  • Improves leadership and administrative abilities in academic units by assisting in mentoring and evaluating deans, department chairs, and other academic administrators, and supports endeavors that assist academic administrators in carrying out their duties and responsibilities
  • Assures fairness and the application of appropriate procedures by assisting with employee grievances in Academic Affairs through investigating, gathering information, and reporting findings to the Provost
  • Oversees staff recruitment and hiring, and reviews personnel action forms for compliance with University policies, processes, and procedures
  • Policy development, revision, and implementation to promote academic excellence, student success, and institutional integrity
  • The Deputy Provost will provide leadership over the AVC for Enrollment Management to develop integrated, multi-faceted, and targeted enrollment strategies for the University to increase undergraduate student applications, acceptances, and matriculation at the University. This includes secondary oversight over Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Office of the Registrar policies, processes, timelines, and communication strategies.
  • Working with the deans, department chairs, and faculty, assess the University’s academic admissions standards, and revise admissions criteria to reflect differentiated criteria for each academic program as well as for the University’s Honors Program to offer exceptional students a more intensive program of undergraduate study
  • Provide oversight of the University’s Office of Institutional Research and work with the Director to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making at the University. This includes: the conducting of market research to support new program development; the creation of admissions and enrollment dashboards for each academic program to make investing and divestiture decisions; and the development of a course scheduling dashboard to support the academic departments in improving course availability, particularly for high-demand and gateway courses, to reduce student time-to-graduation
  • Review and approve all sponsored research projects at the University, in consultation with the Provost
  • Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds

This position has been designated as Mandatory Personnel: Mandatory Employees: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.Management Preference

  • Proficiency in and proponent of data-based decision-making is preferred. Experience in data collection, data-sharing, reporting, and progress reports is preferred. The ability to use data and data analytic tools to guide institutional and program effectiveness and monitor progress relative to specific annual and long-term goals is preferred. The ability to effectively communicate results of institutional assessment to constituencies and provide recommendations to achieve and exceed strategic goals is preferred.
  • Track record of successfully integrating strategic activities across the division, institution, and community around a shared vision for success
  • Successful experience in university advancement and fundraising
  • Experience in developing external partnerships that further develop a higher education institution and the surrounding region
  • Experience in working with Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Office of the Registrar
  • Experience in working with a Graduate School
  • Experience with international academic programs
  • Experience with institutional reporting and effectiveness initiatives
  • Experience with policy development, revision, and implementation that supports the mission and priorities of the institution
  • Experience coordinating the research infrastructure of the University to support the high impact educational experience of students and the enrichment and development of faculty
  • Understands the key social, political, economic, and technological changes affecting higher education and brings creativity and vision to ensure that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke sustains/furthers its academic reputation and national leadership in the higher education community as well as with respect to social mobility

Posting Number: EPA00703

How to apply

Apply online

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or handicap. Moreover, UNC Pembroke is open to people of all races and actively seeks to promote racial integration by recruiting and enrolling a larger number of American Indian, Asian, Black and Hispanic students.

The University is dedicated to the equality of opportunity within its community. Accordingly, UNC Pembroke does not practice or condone discrimination, in any form, against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap. UNC Pembroke commits itself to a positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of those characteristics.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, the Equal Pay and Age Discrimination Acts, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a master's level degree-granting university and one of 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of 6,251, the university offers 41 bachelor's and 17 master's degrees.