Vice provost for strategy and implementation

About the position

The Vice Provost for Strategy and Implementation (VPSI) advises, supports, assists, coordinates, and collaborates on initiatives for the Provost. The position manages short- and long-term critical priorities, initiatives and activities, and represents the interests and priorities of the Office of the Provost through effective communication, coordination and integration of objectives. This position requires balancing and influencing multiple competing priorities and individuals. The VPSI is responsible for the central coordination of all functions and activities of the Provost Office. Working with the Vice Provosts and Associate Provosts, the VPSI provides leadership and direction for change management initiatives, project management, and program development on behalf of the Provost. 

In collaboration with the executive team, the VPSI will provide strategic and timely advice and guidance to the Provost to ensure success in the overall management of the Office of the Provost. The VPSI may represent the Provost in selected internal and external interactions with staff, committees, government representatives and community leaders, and may manage and advise the Provost and his staff on day-to-day operations, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness and optimizing the use of available resources. Additionally, the VPSI will oversee ongoing projects supporting the Provost's agenda to ensure that all are effectively progressing according to planned objectives, established milestones, and measurement criteria.

How to apply

VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:

VCU job portal:

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Tanya-Lee Giscombe

Celia O'Hallahan



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.