• Assistant Provost for Student Engagement and Development

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury | US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/19/2019 1:02 PM)
    Job ID
    Student Life
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Student Life
  • Overview

    The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) announces a global search and invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Provost for Student Engagement and Development. 


    NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, NYIT welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. NYIT embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 NYIT alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.


    The Assistant Provost serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the New York campuses, reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Assistant Provost is the Dean of Students, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Director of Career Services, Senior Director of Experiential Education, and Director of International Education.


    The Assistant Provost is responsible for developing and leading a bold and strategic outlook that informs a compelling action plan to transform student development and engagement, aligns with institutional priorities, and clearly embraces the unique NYIT student body and the realities of their lives. The incumbent will be a bridge builder and be expected to form relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues to optimize seamless student experiences that foster personal, career, and academic successes. The Assistant Provost will connect with alumni and community leaders to build new and refine existing meaningful opportunities for NYIT students with external partners such as industry (from small businesses to large corporations), government, the non-profit sector, and other community organizations.


    • Serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the New York campuses, championing NYIT’s goal to be a student-centered institution that creates culture change, promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, stimulates innovation and entrepreneurship, and promotes personal and professional student growth and development;
    • Convenes the Student Engagement and Development Leadership Team, creates and advances the strategic goals of the unit, including serving as an advisor to the Provost on issues related to student engagement and development, and consults with other institutional leaders on policies, practices, and plans for the institution;
    • Maintains high-level visibility to students, staff, and faculty on both NY campuses at NYIT-sponsoring on- and off-campus events and programs;
    • Manages and coordinates institutional responses to concerns and issues related to the overall student experience, in consultation with direct reports and other campus leaders;
    • Leads initiatives that drive campus change, contributing to processes for ongoing accreditation, institutional compliance, and strategic planning at the institutional level;
    • Works closely with academic partners, faculty and staff across multiple units in the Institute, and with student affairs professional staff on both NY campuses to enhance the NYIT experience through shared and effective programs, services, resources, and initiatives;
    • Develops and enhances business and auxiliary opportunities for the university;
    • Serves as the institutional liaison for the NYIT Bookstore, managing the relationship with the Bookstore Manager and the integration of the bookstore into institutional culture; and
    • Serves as the Appeals Officer for student Title IX cases.


    Preferred Qualifications Include the Following:


    • Substantial and proven record of broad, progressive and substantive senior level administrative management and leadership experience in higher education, especially in Student Affairs, over a period of at least 10-12 years;
    • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within a diverse student population as well as with a range of professional staff, faculty, families, senior administrative colleagues, other university constituents, and external organizations;
    • Full time experience supervising professional staff for a minimum of 7 years;
    • Earned doctoral degree in an appropriate and relevant discipline or field – preferably higher education administration or student personnel;
    • Capacity to use student information systems to develop and improve the student experience and retention rate;
    • Ability to articulate student views to the academic community, understand and appreciate the student culture, and advocate strongly for resources to support the student experience; and
    • Experience in building and leading programs that anticipate and address moral, social, and psychological concerns of a diverse student body, familiarity with residence life programs, and other Student Affairs functions.


    Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting New York Institute of Technology in the search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. A complete application will include a resume, letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position’s duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence until the final round of interviews. The anticipated start is January 2020.       


    Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should send an email with information about the nominated person to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. Please include the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee.


     Confidential inquiries, nomination and application materials should be submitted here as well as directed to:


    Betty Turner Asher or Lauren McCaghren

    Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

    42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206

    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

    Phone: 850.650.2277 / Fax: 850.650.2272

    E-mail: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

    E-mail: laurenmccaghren@greenwoodsearch.com  


    For more information on New York Institute of Technology, visit https://www.nyit.edu/.




    NYIT does not discriminate in admissions, access to, operation of, treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ethnicity, disability, age, marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination statement or inquiries regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title IX of the Education Act of 1972:


    Cheryl Monticciolo

    Director, Compliance and Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator

    New York Institute of Technology

    Tower House, Room 106

    Old Westbury, NY 11568








    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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