Founded in 1850, the University of Utah (U of U) is a public, top-tier research 1 university serving Utah and the global community. As the state's flagship university, the U of U is classified among "Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity" and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Residing on 1,535 acres in the vibrant state capital of Salt Lake City, the University serves over 34,000 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. With 18 colleges and schools and more than 100 departments/divisions, the University of Utah offers more than 80 undergraduate majors, with nearly as many minors and certificates. For graduate students, the well-regarded S.J. Quinney College of Law, College of Engineering, College of Education, and David Eccles School of Business all offer degree programs. The U of U School of Medicine, particularly well regarded for its primary care program, is the only medical school in the state. University of Utah Health comprises 12 health centers and four hospitals in 16 locations. The Utah Asia Campus was established in 2014 and is located in Songdo International Business District in South Korea; students attending the Utah Asia Campus find the same world-class U.S. academic experience offered at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services (AVP) oversees and manages the strategic leadership and executive direction of the Auxiliary Services Division and serves as a member of the CFO’s executive leadership team. The Auxiliary Services Division consists of five auxiliary enterprise departments: the University Campus Store, Commuter Services (parking, transportation, and shuttles), University Student Apartments (1,000+ residential apartments), Stadium & Arena Event Services (51,444-seat Rice-Eccles Stadium and the 15,000-seat Jon M. Huntsman Special Event Center), and Auxiliary Business Development. The AVP also administers two service and general fund support departments, Print & Mail Services and UCard Services (campus ID cards), along with a central auxiliary IT and facilities unit. In all, Auxiliary Services oversees more than one million square feet of revenue-producing space and multiple online storefronts. This position requires outreach, leadership, and interaction with leaders of the Utah business community and legislature. The AVP is responsible for a professional staff of approximately 640, including seven direct reports, and manages annual operating budgets totaling more than $75 million, comprised of auxiliary business revenues, service unit revenues, and state funding.
A master’s degree in business administration, finance, public administration, a related field, or the equivalency is required, as well as progressively responsible management experience and demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of this job as outlined above. Previous experience in higher education auxiliary services is preferred.