Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

Oregon State University (OSU), an internationally recognized, innovative, and mission-driven land-grant and research university, seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Senior Associate Vice President for Administration (SAVPA).

The SAVPA is a senior leader for the university and provides leadership, management oversight and stewardship while ensuring absolute institutional integrity for all aspects of Oregon State University’s Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations; Public Safety; Enterprise Risk Management; Environmental Health and Safety; and Information Technology functions for the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA).

This position requires superior leadership abilities to inspire positive change and problem-solving in support of university and division strategic plans and goals, and extensive experience in developing and effectively managing operations in a complex and dynamic environment. With responsibilities for working collaboratively with internal partners and external constituencies, this position requires excellent planning, operational management, communication skills, and political acumen. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Direct experience in capital project, planning development and facilities operations is also required as is a demonstrated commitment to building a diverse community.


It is an exciting time to join Oregon State University. The university continues to climb in excellence by keeping a clear focus on valuing student success, advancing and disseminating knowledge, and serving the people and state of Oregon and beyond. With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, exceptional Marine Studies research and teaching facilities in Newport, and a growing presence in Portland, OSU is one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant designations. It is also the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. To learn more about Oregon State University visit


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should include a cover letter and resume and should be received by December 13, 2018. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Oregon State University’s consultants, Lucy Leske and Kim Brettschneider at



Oregon State University commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.