The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Vice President provides collaborative leadership for the support and service units of the university, in all of its locations, in order to ensure effective operation of the university and to enhance its customer service functions. Key to this role is a broad understanding of the university setting and the capacity to work collaboratively across all units and locations to improve the effectiveness of the university with its internal and external stakeholders.
Specifically, these responsibilities include leadership for:
Information Technology and Innovation Services
Physical Plant, Maintenance, Grounds, Housekeeping, Sustainability, and Environmental Health & Safety Services
Auxiliary Services – Food Service, Bookstore, Mail & Reprographics
Support for Presidential Initiatives
Provide leadership, coordination, and operational effectiveness to each unit in support of the university’s mission.
Develop coordinating strategies for the University Services unit to continuously improve support and service operations throughout the university and each of its locations.
Research, design, and implement collaborative strategic innovations to strengthen efficiencies and effectiveness of the university.
Develop a strategic plan for strengthening and improving university services, timely action, innovative solutions, cost effectiveness, and client relations within the university.
Establish scope of services, structures, staffing, and performance standards to ensure high levels of operation and service throughout all locations of the university’s operation to achieve optimal service and results.
Establish assessment and accountability standards for the service functions in the unit.
Ensure the development and implementation of a technology plan that anticipates and designs innovative solutions for university effectiveness.
Ensure the planning and development of an updated Facilities Master and Utilization Plan including schedules of facilities needing renovations or construction.
Ensure compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the operation of services, technology, and facilities in each location and service function of oversight.
Ensure assessment and revision of the Campus Safety Plan, including Emergency Response Plan, to promote campus safety and protection at each university location.
Oversee and manage, in collaboration with the President’s Office, the reporting requirements of the Conditional Use Permit.
Serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet.
Other duties as assigned.
Commitment to the university’s mission and its Christian purpose through demonstrated Christian life and practice.
Experience in multiple areas within higher education as well as a broad knowledge of the influence of impact of service functions upon university effectiveness.
Demonstrated collaborative leadership with the ability to build teams and work across many units and offices of the organization.
Strong interpersonal skills in leading and working with individuals in directive and mentoring practices.
Demonstrated effectiveness in communication, both oral and written, which provide timely and strategic information and direction to the work of the organization.
Ability to analyze problems, develop alternative solutions, and prioritize strategies for improvement.
Capacity to analyze and oversee financial budgets and operations.
Ability to participate in development and design of facility planning, renovation, and construction.
Knowledge of and capacity to oversee construction management functions for the university.
Strength in ideation and the capacity to support innovation development and implementation.
Capacity to initiate and implement strategies toward improvement and solutions.
Broad knowledge of and experience in higher education and various administrative responsibilities.
Advanced degree preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.
PLNU is a community committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.
We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.
Be part of something meaningful. Discover and cultivate your true potential. Be part of Point Loma Nazarene University.