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Associate Provost - Community Outreach and Economic Development
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2020
Title Associate Provost - Community Outreach and Economic Development
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Academic Affairs
Application Deadline 10/19/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Associate Provost - Community Outreach and Economic Development

Position Category: Executive


Utah Valley University (UVU) is seeking an Associate Provost - Community Outreach and Economic Development (COED). Reporting directly to the Provost, the Associate Provost - COED, provides outreach and collaboration with internal academic and non-academic departments, employers, community partners, and other higher education institutions to design and implement clear academic pathways to support student completion of meaningful credentials aimed at filling the workforce needs of the region. The Associate Provost - COED, oversees the programs of Concurrent Enrollment and Articulated Programs and Workforce Development, including Career & Technical Education (CTE), and collaborates with partners across Academic Affairs on academic offerings at multiple satellite campus locations across the UVU service region. The AP - COED also oversees non-credit certificate offerings at UVU including executive, professional and community education, which meet workforce needs and lifelong learning opportunities. The Associate Provost - COED also drives strategy and growth in community, professional, and executive education.


1. Advance and increase the visibility of the community college mission on campus, within the community, and across the state through advocacy, coordination with relevant stakeholders, and effective marketing.
2. Addresses regional educational and workforce needs through the identification of relevant data and advisory board input to inform the review, assessment, effectiveness, and sustainability of current programs and facilitate the development of new community college degree opportunities in coordination with academic departments.
3. Develops and implements a coordinated plan for recruitment, increased access, enrollment growth, outreach, retention, and completion through data collection and analysis, coordinating with academic departments, supporting and shaping institutional student success initiatives, and facilitating student achievement in developmental education and certificate, diploma, AA/AS, and AAS degree programs.
4. Explores institutional and workforce partnerships to establish stackable degree options, reverse transfer and transfer agreements, and other strategies that support student completion and achievement of state-wide goals for a well-trained workforce.
5. Oversees and drives strategy for the departments of Concurrent Enrollment, Articulated Programs & Workforce Development (including Career and Technical Education), Executive Education, and Community Education, including acting as a liaison between and advocate for these entities with various campus entities, academic departments, educational leaders, and local, regional, and statewide communities.
6. Explores issues relevant to community colleges and collaborate with key stakeholders to propose and implement innovations and solutions to related academic, curricular, policy, and faculty issues.
7. Represents the institution at national, state, and regional organizations as assigned. Form collaborative partnerships with business and industry, educational institutions, and government agencies. Serve on campus committees as assigned.
8. Oversees budget development and monitors the allocation of resources.
9. Strategically engages with government, corporate and non-profit organizations for economic and community development.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a masters degree in a related field is required. A doctorate degree is desirable.

The successful candidate must have strong integrity, a high level of energy and proven achievement, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills. Proven ability to interpret and apply complex information, policies, and procedures. Equally significant qualifications include being highly collegial and consultative, having a non-hierarchical management style, the ability to develop and sustain collaborative relationships, and demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity. Must be able to care personally for others, while at the same time be able to directly challenge others when needed.

Candidates must have seven years of recent, professional work experience in a related field within higher education in a strategic leadership role, including management of departments and programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Evidence of entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset
Knowledge of federal, state, local and UVU policies, procedures, practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to community colleges, universities, academic programming and economic and community development
Understanding of UVUs dual community college and university mission
Knowledge of how universities support economic and community development
Knowledge of outreach education and philosophy
Proven ability to work with local and state leaders, organizations, and networks
Knowledge of professional and continuing education operations
Knowledge of best practices in staff management and mentoring
Skills in enabling senior executives in business, higher education, education and government to collaborate
Skills in professional networking
Skills in clearly communicating information, expectations, and ideas to individuals and groups formally and informally, orally and in writing
Exceptional interpersonal skills, poise, and professionalism
Skills in managing meetings, budgets, and personnel
Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs
Ability to communicate effectively and manage people of various backgrounds and skillsets
Ability to organize and manage multiple projects
Exceptional ability to lead, analyze information, plan strategically, and make reliable projections
Ability to assemble, train, and mentor an effective team focused on achieving strategic goals
Ability to effectively resolve conflicts in a productive fashion
Ability to work with local and state public and business leaders
Ability to organize and manage multiple projects
Ability to accomplish goals and objectives with high-quality results
Ability to negotiate diplomatically and effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA43720

Open Date: 09/11/2020

Review Start Date: 10/19/2020

Close Date: 10/19/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than the close date.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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