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:
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 email@example.com
Celia O'Hallahan firstname.lastname@example.org
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
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- Garrett Westlake, executive director, DaVinci center
- Adam Caldwell, director of communications, school of social work
- Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, professor, senior associate dean. research and strategic initiatives
- Tim Davey, senior vice provost, faculty affairs
- Monal Patel, associate vice provost, institutional research and decision support
- Scott Breuninger, dean, honors college
- Nakeina Douglas-Glenn, associate professor, director. Grace E. Harris leadership institute