University of Maryland, College Park - Assistant Vice President for Living and Learning

MD, College Park

The University of Maryland seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative and student-centered leader who has a compelling vision to lead the University’s extensive Living and Learning program and serve as an assistant vice president in the division of student affairs.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. The 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers and non-profit organizations is unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for faculty and students abound and students extend their classroom and social life into the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The university is also close to Baltimore, Maryland. The university is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance its stature of preeminence in its three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in the community, the state of Maryland and in the world.

Reporting directly to the vice president for student affairs, the assistant vice president will directly supervise the departments of Resident Life, Residential Facilities, Conferences & Visitor Services and Dining Services. Recognized as the Chief Facilities Officer for Student Affairs, the AVP will lead divisional facilities initiatives and collaborate closely with colleagues in various departments across the campus. The assistant vice president oversees a budget in excess of $150M. As a primary advisor to the vice president for student affairs and thought leader in the division, the AVP will support and represent the vice president in both internal and external matters and fully engage in the strategic initiatives spanning across the full division.

The AVP will enhance the cohesion and development of an exceptional team, particularly focused on a robust sense of community and engaging sense of place. The AVP will collaboratively partner with students, the division and campus stakeholders to advance a collective sense of momentum and excitement for the potential of continuous improvement in the facilities and services that enhance the student experience at Maryland.

The successful candidate will be a visionary, strategic and entrepreneurial leader who is skilled in understanding and utilizing proven strategies to navigate complex organizational structures and who holds a deep commitment to collaboration, relational leadership and creative problem solving and thinking. The AVP will demonstrate exceptional administrative, financial and managerial acumen and possess a broad knowledge of current student affairs issues and trends and their particular implications in a residential campus context. The AVP will display integrity, transparency and courage in behavior and decisions and demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion as a strategic priority. A doctoral degree and a proven record of broad and progressive senior-level higher education administrative management and leadership experience are strongly preferred.

Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Maryland in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 25, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Randi Miller

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.