Reporting to the vice president for business affairs and serving as an integral member of the vice president’s leadership team, the associate vice president for business affairs & director of auxiliary services (AVP) is responsible for the overall administration and executive leadership of a wide range of auxiliary operations that support and align with the University’s mission, providing strategic planning and vision for financial, operational, marketing, and facility development. The AVP champions Pitt-Bradford’s tradition as a student-centered campus by delivering excellent and comprehensive support services for the campus community, including Dining Services, Housing and Auxiliary Facilities, automatic teller machines, laundry, vending (food & beverage), card access and the ID system, Off-Campus Merchant Services, the Panther Shop (campus bookstore), Conference Services, Mail Center, and Parking and Transportation. In addition, this individual administers the Commercial Real Estate and Property Management department, directing negotiations and operations, as well as coordinating the activities and maintenance, of all leased space and rented facilities for the campus. The AVP effectively manages all aspects of the auxiliary accounting services, to include developing annual budgets, directing and coordinating the preparation, analysis, and reconciliation of revenues, expenses, and inventories of all auxiliary units, and reviewing and approving all cost/benefit analyses, cash flow analyses, and unit cost standardization reports as required for all units. The AVP develops and maintains a well-trained and motivated team of approximately nine professionals, including four direct reports, as well as an annual budget in excess of $10 million.
Pitt-Bradford students, faculty, and staff come from a wide range of geographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, representing all forms of diversity. In this role, Pitt-Bradford seeks a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion and recognizes diversity as central to excellence.
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree from an accredited four year college or university, with demonstrated leadership in one or more auxiliary service units or within the hospitality industry, coupled with significant supervisory experience in a higher education environment and/or hospitality setting. It is essential that the successful candidate demonstrate experience with budget development and implementation, fiscal oversight, processing of financial statements, cost benefit analysis, evaluation of statistical data, and resource allocation; possess strong administrative, strategic planning, and organizational abilities; and exhibit excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in personnel management, including supervision of staff and employee development; the ability to write proposals, reports, and make presentations; and the capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment are expected. Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a multicultural, multiethnic environment is required.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 5, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website atwww.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
About University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Founded in 1963 as a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh and set in the heart of the scenic Alleghenies, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford) is a four-year baccalaureate college enrolling approximately 1,300 students. Pitt-Bradford offers high-quality teaching, supported by the resources of a world-class research university, in a safe, friendly, inclusive, and student-focused academic environment that is ideal for students who want to earn a world-renowned degree in a personalized atmosphere.
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