Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Posted on1/4/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost
Reports in officeOffice of the Provost
Application due dateFebruary 15, 2018
Job start dateTo Be Determined
CitySanta Clara
InstitutionSanta Clara University
Institution descriptionSanta Clara University is a private Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California. It has 5,435 full-time undergraduate students, and 3,335 graduate students. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California. Santa Clara offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its six colleges, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, Jesuit School of Theology, and School of Law. Santa Clara has produced four Rhodes Scholars and has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars.
Job dutiesSanta Clara University is searching for an Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives.This position is responsible for advancing planning around strategic initiatives, overseeing Provost’s Office communications, and directing projects and assignments within the Provost’s Office. The position involves consultation and collaboration with a broad range of academic and administrative areas throughout the University. This position will focus on several key areas:

Strategic Planning and Initiatives
• Works with the Provost to advance the University’s strategic agenda and priorities
• Ensures that the initiatives, objectives and priorities of the Provost are understood and supported
• Helps facilitate the implementation of strategic initiatives
• Leads and serves on planning committees as appointed
• Develops, directs, and coordinates planning documents and special reports for the Provost around strategic initiatives
• Partners with University Relations to explore fundraising opportunities
• Works with Institutional Research and other offices to ensure that key performance indicators and metrics are measured and compiled to track progress against the Integrated Strategic Plan
• Conducts research on relevant initiatives at other institutions of higher education
• Represents the Provost when appropriate

• Develops and oversees implementation of the communication plan for the Provost’s Office including the quarterly Provost’s Report to the Trustee Academic Affairs Committee, Provost’s updates / electronic newsletters to the campus, etc.
• Develops and maintains content for the Provost’s Office website
• Coordinates content development across the Provost’s division for the website
• Oversees correspondence from the Provost’s Office

Proposal Development
• Writes selected implementation plans, as directed by the Provost, to estimate operating budgets, human resources, and other requirements needed for strategic initiatives
• Collaborates with the College and schools, University centers of distinction, Development Office, and Sponsored Projects Office to identify opportunities and contribute to selected institutional proposals for philanthropic gifts and grants to fund strategic initiatives

Coordination of Provost’s Office
• Develops, prioritizes, and manages projects and assignments in the Provost’s Office
• Negotiates commitments on deliverables from Provost’s Office and ensures their timely delivery
• Reviews and edits materials to ensure appropriate coordination within the Provost’s organization

A complete position description can be found at
Qualifications• Master’s degree in relevant field required; Ph.D. or other terminal degree preferred

• Minimum of five years of related experience in a higher education setting
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefits$4255.00 - $5002.50 semi-monthly (commensurate with experience)
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.