Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Operations and Special Projects (AVC)
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Operations and Special Projects (AVC). Reporting to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Administration, Economic Development, and Chief Financial Officer (SVC/CFO), the Associate Vice Chancellor provides strategic leadership and guidance of the University’s dining services and the services and operations of the office of reservations, events, and conferences (Dining and Events), the University Raider Card, and the campus residential program, which includes over 2,440 beds, including family units. Provides leadership in strategic planning with broad institutional perspective to ensure an integrated and effective use of all University resources and business strategy with a focus on high-impact and high-output projects, as well as small-scale projects including those in campus finance and business/administrative operations, as needed. The AVC is responsible for business process review and develops and executes short-term and long-term vision and strategic plan for the University’s housing operations program. Provides leadership and strategic support for the Chancellor’s Office through collaboration with students, families, faculty and staff, central administration units, the City of Newark, and other internal & external stakeholders on RU-Newark small, medium and larger scale initiatives and processes related to strategic institutional priorities, campus dining and housing programs and services, campus events/conferences and business operations.
The AVC is responsible for the following:
Uses independent judgment and discretion to provide leadership and direction for all staff, operating budgets and activity for campus dining and events, and housing operations, ultimately accountable to ensure these core campus- and student-focused auxiliary activities are successful, strategically aligned, and fully integrated within Rutgers-Newark organizational values and anchor commitments
Works collaboratively across the Chancellor’s Office, schools, colleges, cost centers, business units, and central administrative offices in delivering exceptional customer service as well as providing accurate and timely information to stakeholders
Interacts with campus-wide partners to provide strategic leadership for business initiatives, analyze information, produce reports, and develop recommendations
Focuses on continuous improvement of work processes and systems to increase productivity and increase cost- effectiveness
Develops new systems and procedures to enhance satisfaction and improve consistency and efficiency, recommends policy changes, as necessary
Provides leadership for a complex portfolio of activity and evaluates marketing, communications, and new revenue generation and collaboration opportunities across campus to strategically support a wide range of student-centered, staff, faculty and broader community services and initiatives
Monitors performance against budgets throughout the year and leads the development of relevant financial reporting and analyses to the Chancellor’s Office for dining, events, and other related campus activity
Assists the SVC with strategic coordination of campus administrative operations for all Chancellor units and stakeholders, including special projects.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience of increasing responsibility in a leadership/managerial role, with a minimum of five years of relevant experience; excellent communication skills; and computer literacy in industry-standard software. Also requires strong skills in planning, organizing, information integration, and decision-making; and experience with a specific focus on attaining results.
Newark, N.J., isn’t merely part of our address; it’s an integral part of who and what we are and have been since our founding more than a century ago. “We” are thousands of students and educators, the staff who support them, and the leaders who guide them all. We come from across the state, across the nation, and across the oceans, but we aren’t merely visitors.
We take pride in being a deeply engaged urban university located in New Jersey’s largest, oldest city. Our urban environment shapes and defines us in special ways, from classes that use Newark itself as a collaborative learning laboratory to partnerships with local community organizations, educational and cultural institutions, corporations, and non-profits. Our academic, cultural, and recreational programs attract visitors all year round, while our law school’s clinics provide legal services to the public, and our business school offers services for business start-ups. Rutgers students tutor and mentor in area schools, volunteer at local food banks, and more.
We also play a vital role in economically reinvigorating and developing our home city. Over the past several years, we have added new academic buildings, reside...nce halls, and retail stores, making ours a real 24/7 campus. Nearby are restaurants, and cultural and recreational facilities such as the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Public Library, and Prudential Arena.
Rutgers University – Newark. We are far more than a collection of buildings and grounds; we are a community of learning, leadership, and commitment. We strive always to be a good neighbor whose strength of character is defined not merely by actions, or words, or history, but by the combination of all three.