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Assistant Provost Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75802
  • Pay Grade: P14
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Executive Director
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Administration


This position provides administrative leadership for colleges and faculty. The Assistant Provost is responsible for leading and implementing initiatives, comprehensive planning for the university, strategic partnerships and plan to recruit and support faculty and students.

Level Scope

Directs through subordinate Managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of campus. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall campus wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate Managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with campus and system wide objectives and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years experience including 6 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to foster partnerships and collaborative engagement internally and externally to the university
  • Actively participate in the administrative decision-making processes in the Academic Affairs Division.
  • Intercultural knowledge and skills.
  • Leadership and facilitation for the processes of curriculum development
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and work deadlines, and ensure timely follow-up
  • Ability to multitask, organize projects, and work independently
  • Quantitative skills needed in order to understand, analyze and report on assessment data.
  • Strong intellectual orientation in order to critically engage with content

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Assistant Provost must:

  • Lead and manage productive and creative teams of both faculty and administrators
  • Foster communications, facilitate implementation and troubleshoot problems in academic planning and practices across all levels of the university
  • Serve as a liaison for the Office of the Provost
  • Implementation and administration of policies and regulations affecting faculty and students
  • Maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment and act professionally, sensitively, and with a high level of discretion
  • Work with senior leadership in divisions and in the colleges, leading collaborative, ongoing processes of review university academic planning and related procedures.
  • Provide oversight and set policy regarding student services and administrative procedures involving administrative and academic units across campus

35% of Time the Assistant Provost

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Assistant Provost

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Ability to travel

Career Path


Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.