Assistant Vice Provost for Planning

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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President's Office
Planning and Assessment
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Founded in 1855, Penn State is a major, public, Research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. As the Commonwealth`s only land-grant institution, Penn State takes pride in its mission of teaching, research, service, and focus on the future. Penn State is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, one of 62 universities recognized for their especially strong research and academic programs. Penn State is home to over 100,000 students across its 24 campuses. Penn State is conducting a national search for candidates for the position of Assistant Vice Provost for Planning. The AVP reports to the Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment. The AVP will lead the strategic planning team in the Office of Planning and Assessment. S/he will facilitate the development and monitoring of multi-year strategic plans at all levels of the University by coordinating strategic planning across the University, serving as the Provost`s representative for planning as needed, and assisting in ensuring progress across units. S/he will operate at the nexus of strategic planning, program development, budgeting and stewardship and will nominally serve as the lead for the tracking and coordination of the University`s Strategic Plan. The AVP will track progress of the plan through assessment of key metrics, develop strategies to ensure that initiatives are moving as planned, and maintain a dashboard to track progress. The AVP will use analytical and planning skills to ensure all deadlines are met, reports filed, other benchmarks of projects/proposals are fulfilled, and will lead efforts in communicating updates both verbally and in writing to the University community and external constituencies. The AVP will promote two-way communication of strategic planning processes, priorities, and progress with the University community. Qualifications: Master`s degree is required, a PhD is preferred, with IO years of related experience, including 1-3 years supervisory experience; 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. For additional information about the Office of Planning and Assessment, visit its web site at

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088