Vice Chancellor-Network Initiatives

first_imgVice Chancellor-Network InitiativesAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Office of Student Affairs is seeking a motivated and adaptableindividual to serve as the Vice Chancellor of Network Initiativessupporting the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor they will play ahands-on, executive-level role, serving as a strategist, advisorand executor to ensure that initiatives are aligned with thepriorities of the Senior Vice Chancellor. The ViceChancellor-Network Initiatives will have high-level managementskills along with top-level strategic insight and the ability toassist and lead in the implementation of organizational initiativesthat impact student engagement. The Vice Chancellor will play avisible role in advancing broad Student Affairs objectives whileoverseeing the Center for Student Involvement, New StudentOrientation and Parent Programs, Event Management, and SummerConference Programs. The vice chancellor’s overarching objectivewill be to develop and execute on programs that support robuststudent engagement and interaction. They will be responsible forcurating a consistent welcoming community that reflectsNortheastern’s commitment to student belonging and empowerment andis responsible for creating meaningful opportunities and supportstructures that enhance student development, involvement, andleadership engagement across the global network from pre-college toalumni. In partnership with leaders from across the university andStudent Affairs leadership the vice chancellor will serve asco-architect of an environment that supports students’ learning andengagement throughout their affiliation with Northeastern.Responsibilities:Objectives of this role: Scope, plan and execute multiple priority projects to buildaffinity and engagement; accountable for outcomes and responsiblefor managing resources to achieve successAssist and communicate with leadership in decision-making,project management, and initiative implementationAssist the Senior Vice Chancellor in responding to the changingexternal environment and emerging issues that affect thedivisionOrganize and prioritize critical issues and requiredinformation for the Senior Vice Chancellor and their leadershipteam to facilitate efficient decision makingReview, design, and execute on improvements to organizationalstructure, find knowledge and skills gaps and help addressthemPlay a critical role in facilitating communication amongst keystakeholders and leadership and promoting and cultivating a senseof shared goals among the Senior Vice Chancellor’s constituents toenhance unity throughout the division.Qualifications:Ideal candidate is a self-reflective, self-starter who likes towork within a varied and dynamic network of stakeholdersA master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum 10 yearsrelated work experience, including progressively responsiblepositions in higher education administration, preferably in studentaffairs in a complex university settingMinimum 2-3 years of experience working with executive-levelleadersSupervisory experience leading diverse teamsProgressively responsible leadership in a high energyenvironment working with an innovation leadership agendaHighly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) andinterpersonal savvyStrong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, withdemonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in atimely manner based on thoughtful analysis and criticaljudgment.Results/action-orientation; project management skillsOrganizational and political agility; developed negotiationskillsTact, diplomacy and superb interpersonal skills required toestablish close relationships with key influencers aroundcampusAble to successfully navigate within varying degrees ofambiguity in a fast-paced environmentManagerial strengths in achieving goals through empoweringothersInspirational leadership traits and dynamic motivationalabilityDemonstrated ability to filter and synthesize information sothat the Senior Vice Chancellor remains focused on executive levelprioritiesAbility to serve as an able ambassador for the Senior ViceChancellor, representing best interests of the Office of StudentAffairsPosition requires significant time commitment to meet demandsof high paced officeFlexibility and agility are keys to successSalary Grade:97Additional Information:All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with coverletters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:Natalie Leonhard, PartnerJenna Sattar Kwiatek, AssociateIsaacson, Miller Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see jeid-bea6603a4909a245998b9b627ddccfaf To apply, visit

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