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Vice President, Student Affairs

Lewis and Clark Community College
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jul 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time
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Vice President of Student Affairs

Grade: E82                          FLSA:  Exempt                 Date: May 2021                          Reports to:  President


Purpose of Position:


As a key member of the college executive team, the VPSA provides collaborative leadership to create an exceptional student-focused culture where teaching and learning is aligned with a strong culture of student success and support.


The Student Affairs division works collaboratively with Academic Affairs and each area of Lewis and Clark Community College to promote our core values and promote inclusivity and institutional progress as outlined through our strategic plan. The VPSA supervises and supports the Dean of Student Experience and Dean of Student Support Services as well as overseeing operations within Enrollment and Advising, Financial Aid & Student Employment, Career & Veteran Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Activities, Center for Access and Accommodations, and the Student Success Center. Through this supervision, the VPSA promotes strong and inclusive planning, direction, administration and evaluation of the overall student experience.


The VPSA serves as co-deputy coordinator of Title IX related efforts and provides administrative support and leadership on campus mover teams and committees.  The VPSA is expected to represents ad serve the college in various community events and organizations. 


Key Measurable Expectations (KMA)


The following are duties that are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required or assigned.


  • Develop and maintain a cohesive student affairs organizational structure, embedding continuous quality improvement and advancement of the college mission and core values.
  • Participate in the college's strategic planning process and provide leadership for the implementation of the college strategic planning aspirations in student affairs including organizational structure, budget planning, program improvement, facilities infrastructure, and overall quality improvement.
  • Collaborate with the director of athletics to ensure that our quality intercollegiate athletic program is compliant with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
  • Support the success of student athletes and all students through academic monitoring and support services.
  • Oversee equitable access, recruitment, retention of students and efforts to assist student with meeting basic needs.
  • Administer and recommend student services and student services-related policies, procedures and mandates.
  • Support and maintain effective relationships among student affairs departments and full campus employee team through participation in shared governance activities.
  • Acts as co-deputy director of Title IX efforts.
  • Assists with the institutional accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
  • Provide administrative support for the Diversity Council and its programming; for the Honors Committee on the annual Honors Banquet to recognize student academic achievement; and for the Commencement Committee on annual commencement items and activities.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluation of direct reports in student affairs.
  • Participate in the resolution of student disciplinary issues including fact finding and processing outcomes in possible collaboration with the Dean of Student Support Services, Director of Athletics, Director of Campus Safety, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • In coordination with the department of college effectiveness and grant development, qualify, prepare and submit grant programs that serve first-generation, low-income students and that advance the quality and improvement of the Lewis and. Clark student experience.
  • Acts as primary administrative contact to Trailblazer Commons (privately owned off-campus student housing).


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:


  • Master’s Degree required in Education, Student Development, or field associated with leadership and student affairs. Doctorate preferred.
  • Significant experience, knowledge, and familiarity with a range of issues in higher education including challenges facing community college students and various student subpopulations (e.g., student-athletes, ethnic-minority students, first generation students, international students).
  • Knowledge of current student affairs programming models and initiatives. 
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