Search underway for assistant vice provost for planning

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has launched a national search for a candidate to fill the assistant vice provost for planning post, a new position that will lead the strategic planning team in the Office of Planning and Assessment.

The assistant vice provost will facilitate the development and monitoring of multi-year strategic plans at all levels of the University by coordinating strategic planning across the institution, serving as the provost’s representative for planning as needed, and ensuring progress across units.

The assistant vice provost reports to the Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment Lance Kennedy-Phillips.

The successful candidate will serve as the lead for the tracking and coordination of the University’s Strategic Plan through the assessment of key metrics, developing strategies to confirm that initiatives are moving as planned, and maintaining a dashboard to track progress. The AVP will ensure all deadlines are met, reports filed, and other benchmarks of projects/proposals are fulfilled, and will lead efforts to communicate updates, priorities and progress to the University community and external constituencies.

In terms of qualifications, a master`s degree is required, although a doctorate is preferred, with I0 years of related experience, including one to three years of supervisory experience. Additional qualifications include an extensive and wide-ranging understanding of strategic planning and a demonstrated track record in collaborative relationship-building; delivery of high-quality programs and services; management of large-scale projects and institutional initiatives; and the ability to develop, mentor and lead staff.

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Both internal candidates and referrals are welcome to apply. For more information about the position, including how to apply, visit

Last Updated April 10, 2018