Vice President for Student Affairs

Kansas, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

McPherson College, founded in 1887, sits on a beautiful 27-acre campus in a town that is 13,000 strong and is one of the top 100 small towns in the U.S.  McPherson has an enriched and diversified economic base and is located in the heart of central Kansas, 50 miles north of Wichita.  Filled with many beautiful city parks and a booming downtown, McPherson offers a dynamic school system and an affordable small town way of life.  

McPherson College, which is the most diverse college campus in the state of Kansas, offers 21 majors with over 40 emphases and 10 pre-professional programs. Our campus community continues its life-ready focus by weaving the entrepreneurial mindset across the academic curriculum and within its student life programming.  McPherson College offers real world experiences through internships, service opportunities and study abroad programs.  McPherson College is proud to be the only school in the US to offer a bachelor’s degree in Auto Restoration Technology.

In 2015, The Chronicle of Higher Education honored McPherson College with the prestigious recognition as A Great College to Work For.  In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 McPherson College was  honored and served on the Honor Roll for five of those years.

McPherson College is seeking a collaborative and pioneering leader for the position of VP for Student Affairs. This is a full- time, benefits eligible position.  The VP for Student Affairs designs and coordinates student-driven programs with faculty, Student Life team members and college-wide stakeholders, that attract potential students, enhance student development, promote retention and enrich the academic experience for all its students.  This position leads its team-based approach to support the innovative design and delivery of student life programming in a variety of creative and engaging modalities. This position will effectively leverage existing resources while envisioning the future of a strategically planned residential campus. The VP for Student Affairs will be aware of current trends in higher education and evaluate emerging practices and resources that align with the college’s strategic priorities. The VP for Student Affairs supervises several staff including student life, career, and pastoral services, serves on the college president’s cabinet and reports directly to the college president.  

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and will have two or more years of student services/residential life experience.  The ability to work with individual students and student groups as well as the analysis and resolution of complex student services problems is required.  It is essential to possess the skills to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, parents, and the public.  A strong knowledge of organizational, fiscal and personnel management is also required.

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Applicants who have applied in the past, please do not re-apply.  Your application materials have been reviewed and you are no longer under consideration.

McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diversified workforce.