Vice President, Student Affairs
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EDUCATION and REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Experience Required: A minimum of 10 years responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of student services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum Education Required: An earned doctoral degree in: Student Affairs, Educational Administration, Counseling and Guidance or other related field
Preferred Experience: Preferred experience as a Dean of Students,
Preferred experience at a regional institution
Serves as advisor to the President on campus issues through membership on the President's Executive Team and President's Cabinet
Serves on the University Council
Works in conjunction with academic affairs, business affairs, external and enrollment affairs and athletics to accomplish university goals
Serves as the chief student liaison for students and student needs with university and general community
Serves as advisor for the Student Government Association
Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
Establishing strategic direction and leading the Student Affairs organization to achieve both immediate and long-term institutional goals. This includes working with the President and Provost to shape and implement key initiatives focused on: Student engagement, housing, ensuring the University is meeting the particular needs of first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups, and deepening the focus on service and comprehensive wellness support programs
Anticipating the evolution of student needs and proactively developing programs and policies related to student support and student engagement
Collaborating with and providing thought partnership to leaders across the University in all areas of student engagement including extra- and co-curricular programming, crisis management, and conflict resolution
Working with the President, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, and the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to design and implement innovative strategies that lead to student success in a welcoming and authentically diverse community of learning and social interaction in which all perspectives are valued
Working closely with the Executive Vice President of Enrollment and External Affairs to create a seamless student experience from the first communication with the University to post-graduation plans
Working with the Vice President of Finance and Administration to maximize revenue, prioritize capital improvements and provide fiscal input for the unit
Working with the advancement professional to develop philanthropic efforts for student affairs
Partnering with the University leadership team, faculty, students, and staff to pursue opportunities to strengthen the University's efforts to be an inclusive community
Creating a dynamic and productive environment for a group of experienced and diverse student affairs professionals within the Vice President's organization
Serving as a visible model of educational and institutional leadership for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, potential donors and the higher education community