Assistant Vice President for Life and Career Design

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Wheaton College, a private, four-year residential college in Norton, Massachusetts, is seeking nominations and applications for the inaugural Assistant Vice President for Life and Career Design. This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative and entrepreneurial person to develop a cutting-edge program for students from orientation through graduation. 

Wheaton College offers more than 100 career-connected majors and minors, providing guaranteed access to internship funding and highly personalized education in the liberal arts and sciences. Located halfway between Boston and Providence, Wheaton draws students and faculty from around the globe. The location in southeastern Massachusetts provides easy access to numerous businesses as well as cultural and educational resources in the greater Boston and Providence areas.

The AVP will guide the new Life and Career Design Institute, formerly career services, to develop programs and services for students incorporating internships, service learning, alumni and professional mentoring, and life design principles. The end goal being that all Wheaton students graduate with experiences which enhance career goals, a skill set, and a life plan methodology that they can use to make great choices throughout their lives.

Nominations and Applications 

The Search Committee will begin the review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2023, and must include a letter of interest stating how their experience and qualifications connect with the required qualifications and responsibilities/priorities expressed in the leadership profile; a curriculum vitae; and five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Applications should be in PDF format and submitted through the AGB Search portal at: Wheaton AVP Life & Career Design. Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search team below. Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective applicants may contact the executive search consultants for additional information:

Dr. Jean Kim, Executive Search Consultant / (303) 678-7811

Mr. Lou Stark, Executive Search Consultant /  (319) 389-2413