Vice President of Student Engagement and Programs

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Georgia State University is an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, enrolling one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. The university offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experiences across the curriculum and provides educational opportunities for students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels. Georgia State University has 5 physical campus locations in the greater Atlanta area as well as a growing online student population. The university's presence in metropolitan Atlanta provides extraordinary experiential learning opportunities and supports the work of faculty tackling the challenges of an urbanizing nation and supports the work of faculty tackling the challenges of an urbanizing nation and world. The university is a national model for student success.

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs serves as the chief conduct/judicial affairs officer for the University. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Student Success and serves as a key member of the Senior Vice President's leadership team. The Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs will develop, deliver, and manage co-curricular programs and activities that support student success, retention, and graduation as part of an integrated approach to student success.  The Vice President of Student Engagement and Programs will provide administrative oversight to the following areas: Dean of Students Office, Student Center, Mandatory Student Activity Fee Committee, Judicial Affairs, Programs, and Student Life, Student Media, Student Assistance, International Student and Scholar Services, Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Student Health Clinic, the Counseling Center, Testing, Access and Accommodations, Integrated Health, and Recreational Services.  In addition, to working collaboratively with a broad range of faculty, staff, and administrators within the University community, this position will utilize ongoing assessment plans and data results to create, enhance and modify programming to fit the student body's needs.  Some of the duties associated with this position are:

  • Coordinate and enhance co-curricular and extra-curricular engagement to promote positive student success and student development outcomes
  • Review, update, and implement the Student Code of Conduct in collaboration with appropriate faculty, staff, and students.  
  • Provide direction and compliance with federal and state regulations, including Title IX, and special initiatives related to student well-being. 
  • Develop policies and procedures that apply to student programming and oversee the development of policies supporting Health and Wellness. 
  • Develop and sustain a structured plan and process for student crisis response and management, to include a communication plan for students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators. Serve on the University’s Emergency Response Team and provide 24-hour on-call response for emergencies and crisis situations. 
  • Provide budgetary oversight for all offices within Student Engagement and Programs, in excess of $6M.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet, lead division and university stakeholder meetings, serve on national, regional, and University committees.  
Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.    Qualifications: Master's degree and five years of experience in leading Student Engagement or Student Affairs in higher education; or a combination of education and related experience.  College/Business Unit  Division of Student Success, Student Engagement and Programs  Location Atlanta Campus  Shift: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM | Monday - Friday  Salary : Salary is commensurate to education & experience  Pay Grade: NPP  FLSA Status: Exempt  Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible)    Preferred Hiring Qualifications
  • Ph.D. from an accredited residential program in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience at the level of a department head or higher, including grand development; supervision of professional staff; and experience in budget administration involving multiple funding sources.
  • Experience administering university-wide judicial functions in a higher education setting
  • Evidence of experience creating new programs.
  • Experience working in a highly diverse campus environment.
  • Experience working at a large, urban public university.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience supervising multiple departments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of success in developing programs and services that engage students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Experience conducting ongoing assessment plans.
  Special Instructions: 

To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents that clearly provide proof of education and relevant experience,

  • A complete and accurate GSU application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 professional references
  Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires.    Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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