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Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Outreach

Job Posted: November 9, 2017

Search #: MC17-002

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Southern seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to serve as Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Outreach. Reporting to the Provost/VP of Academic Affairs, and working in collaboration with the school deans, this individual will guide the development and implementation of strategic initiatives related to new and ongoing non-curricular initiatives, outreach, and external partnerships with industry, government and community entities. This individual will develop and oversee major on-campus academic events including symposia, conferences, and workshops. This role supervises the Directors of Institutional Research and Assessment, provides joint oversight of external contracts, patent, and intellectual property and will assist in the development and nurturing of select University Centers and Institutes. The Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Outreach is a member of the Provost's Council and serves as the Provost's designee in the absence of both the Provost and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution. Minimum of five years of relevant experience in an institution of higher learning, preferably at a state institution. Demonstrated ability to create and nurture external partnerships between academia and community, corporate and/or government organizations. Experience with fund raising through donations, contracts and/or grants. Record of detail-oriented, collaborative and decisive leadership skills. Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills are required.

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Christine Broadbridge at on or before December 11, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.