Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Position Announcement

Mississippi University for Women is seeking applicants for Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. This position serves as the administrator charged with leading and managing all activities, programs, and units housed within the Division of Student Affairs, providing leadership and direction for Housing & Residence Life, Counseling, Student Life, Student Conduct, and the Behavioral Intervention Team.


Master’s degree required; Significant experience (more than 5 years) within a comprehensive student affairs program; strong management skills; a demonstrated ability to coordinate and lead the work of multiple offices in the support of student development; the ability to represent MUW internally and externally; master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field; doctorate preferred; seven years experience, or more, as a full-time higher education administrator; ability and willingness to work flexible hours.

Essential Duties

  • Serve as senior student affairs officer for the institution and as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Articulate the vision and mission of the institution to the staff of the division.
  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate short and long-range goals and programs for the division in conjunction with the University Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee the fiscal and personnel management of the division; and oversee the budgets of the departments to ensure sound fiscal management.
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate all in-service training of the Student Affairs division.
  • Represent the University at official University and community functions.
  • Supervise comprehensive programs of student activities to include cultural, social, and intellectual programs.
  • Plan and direct the editing of the Student Handbook.
  • Plan and direct the editing of the Student Affairs’ sections of the Undergraduate Bulletin and Graduate Bulletin.
  • Provide leadership, management, and administrative direction to professional and support staff members in each of the departments and units under the Vice President’s supervision.
  • Manage the student conduct process, including policies and processes, and handle conflict resolution through mediation.
  • Direct operation of the Housing & Residence Life, Counseling, the Office of Student Life, Student Conduct, and the Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Provide involvement and leadership opportunities to students, and serve as a resource for students and families.
  • Advise the Student Government Association.
  • Chair the Behavioral Intervention Team, an interdisciplinary team of professionals charged with monitoring, assessing, and responding to reports of behavioral concerns on campus.
  • Collaborate with other members of the university community regarding university critical incident preparedness; oversee proactive risk management efforts in Student Affairs.
  • Serve on a variety of internal and/or external committees and task forces.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President of the University.

Mississippi University for Women is a public university that feels like a private college. Founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the United States, The W is a tradition-rich university that has educated men for more than 30 years. Located in historic Columbus and on a campus boasting 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the campus atmosphere is collegial and supportive of excellent teaching and learning.

The W welcomes qualified applicants who wish to contribute to our tradition of excellence and building a diverse and inclusive community reflective of our diverse student population.