Job Posting

Assistant Vice Provost, Summer Programs and Initiatives


Institution: Baylor University


Waco, Texas

Deadline: October 11, 2022

Posted: September 21, 2022

Baylor University is seeking a new Assistant Vice Provost to expand the institution’s impact on the local and global community during off-cycle periods, mainly during the summer months.

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

The Role

Focused on academic excellence, integrity, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, the Assistant Vice Provost, Summer Programs and Initiatives will work collaboratively with key campus constituents to address potential gaps and new opportunities to support Baylor’s positive impact on the local and global community during the summer.

Reporting to the Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Professional Education, this role will work with the leadership team in alignment with university strategic priorities and institutional communications and marketing strategies to develop a plan for building new and impactful initiatives for current and/or potential students that occur over the summer months. This could include developing academic programs, professional development, or enrichment opportunities for a variety of audiences including youth, professionals, university students, members of the greater Waco community and other groups. They will be responsible for creating a long-term strategy of development for summer initiatives and will collaborate with Deans and faculty to capitalize on existing offerings and build innovative, new programs.

Key areas of oversight and responsibility are:

• Program Development & Implementation: Leading the development and implementation of a portfolio of educational offerings for youth, professionals, university students, members of the greater Waco community and other groups to maximize use of campus facilities throughout off-cycle periods.
• Marketing & Communications: Promoting academic programming in collaboration with Baylor’s Marketing & Communication team.
• Assessment & Improvement: Develops and continuously improves programming and initiatives at Baylor by developing metrics to assess effectiveness and continually improve programs.
• Strategic Leadership Support: Supporting institutional leadership in advancing the institution’s commitment to providing engaging, holistic learning opportunities for a variety of audiences.

What We Expect

• A college degree with at least 7 years of management and supervisory experience. Graduate degree is preferred, but not required.
• Proven experience in strategic planning and senior management in a relevant setting.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships at all levels within an institution and manage key partnerships with constituents.
• Experience managing and leading teams with proven results, as well as significant leadership experience with regards to managing resources (human, financial).
• Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze and synthesize data (quantitative and qualitative) relating to large, complex, and multi-jurisdictional networks, consortia, or projects.
• Demonstrated understanding of market trends relating to higher education, and labour force training needs.
• Demonstrated ability to align policies and operations with broader institutional goals.

Who you are:

• Someone with the capacity to thrive in a diverse environment and support the Christian mission of Baylor.
• Someone excited by a blank slate, who strives to innovate and sees possibilities where others see problems.
• A consultative decision-maker—with exceptional strategic leadership skills, integrity, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
• The ability to design and implement responsive administrative systems, policy and procedures.
• Excellent relational skills, in particular, the ability to build authentic trusting internal and external relationships.

What You Can Expect

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Maintain your well-being. We offer competitive compensation and benefits to our employees including merit-based salary increases and a robust benefits plan including generous retirement contributions.

Grow your career. We are a growing university with opportunities for leaders who want to grow with us.

Be part of a community. You’ll enjoy going to work every day at Baylor. We pride ourselves on our close and kind, Christian community that brings staff together in a welcoming and curious campus environment.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Jennie Massey at, Kyle Steele at, or Debra Clinton at or submit your full application package online at:

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