This role provides essential campus-wide leadership, strategy, vision, and support for student engagement initiatives and activities. A primary objective of this position is to lead intentional efforts to engage all students (undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international) in a spectrum of activities and programs which foster meaningful connection, a strong sense of belonging, and overall positive well-being. The role is responsible for cultivating a campus-wide student-centered philosophy with focus on enhancing student learning inside and outside the classroom. The incumbent must have a substantial and proven record of broad senior-level management and leadership experience in higher education, especially in Student Affairs.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
- Provide leadership and management for the aforementioned departments.
- Cultivate academic and campus-wide partnerships focused on advancing joint student-learning outcomes and enhancing engagement opportunities for all students.
- Advocate for creation or revision of policies and procedures related to student success.
- Represent the Vice President for Student Affairs or Senior Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs on University-wide committees and initiatives.
- Oversee assessment and strategic planning efforts for student support programs and services. Foster an environment of data-informed decision making whereby direct reports initiate progress, identify trends, and make appropriate adjustments.
- Oversee assigned budgets.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Key qualifications of the role include:
- Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent in higher education administration, counseling, psychology, management, or related field is required.
- At least 10-12 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration.
- Experience creating and evaluating programs and services from beginning to end.
- Knowledge of assessment and program evaluation strategies.
- In-depth understanding of higher education administration with relevant experience in management of university programs and services that support students.
- Leadership, supervisory, and management skills with a successful track record of management responsibilities.
- Involvement in professional associations (e.g., NASPA, ACPA).
- An advocate for students' success (academic, personal, and professional).
- Must be able to prioritize multiple demands and possess the ability to operate in a fast-paced, sometimes crisis, mode.
- Experience developing and administering operating budgets.
Minimum Qualifications: • Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent in higher education administration, counseling, psychology, management, or related field is required. • At least 10-12 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration. • Experience creating and evaluating programs and services from beginning to end. • Knowledge of assessment and program evaluation strategies.