As the Associate Vice President for Academic Operations, Kelley collaborates closely with various stakeholders, including college leadership, divisions, departments, offices, faculty, and staff. He works with colleagues to strategically develop and implement efficient systems, practices and administrative policies within the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the broader Academic Affairs Division, all in pursuit of Stonehill College's mission-driven academic goals. 

Kelley's responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance of records related to faculty hiring, start-up support, Faculty Development Funds, and the timing of faculty and pre-tenure reviews, tenure and promotion consideration, and sabbatical leaves. In addition, he manages the budget development process for the Academic Affairs Division, coordinates the pre-tenure reviews, rank and tenure processes, and administers the SURE Program. He also works to establish affiliations with graduate and professional schools, supporting students and alumni in their pursuit of prestigious awards, and providing oversight to the Directors of the IDEAS and Moreau Honors Programs.