Empowering people by raising
aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic,
compassionate, and responsible learning experiences.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Date: May 2021
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
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
- Conduct annual performance evaluation of direct reports in
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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