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Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs

Salary: $140,000s or commensurate with experience

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Vice President for Student Affairs. As the Chief Student Affairs Officer of the College, the Vice President for Student Affairs provides collaborative leadership for matters related to the support of students outside of the classroom. The Vice President for Student Affairs serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet senior leadership team and recommends goals, policies, and strategies to help insure the optimum accomplishment of the College’s comprehensive mission. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for developing an inclusive, strengths-based work environment in which staff are able to do their best work and thrive in their collaborative efforts to support student success. The Vice President for Student Affairs nurtures the development of leaders at all levels and engages others in the development of strategies, objectives, and actions that maximize financial, human, and physical resources in the implementation and evaluation of student support and development programs. The Vice President for Student Affairs works with the direction of the President with line authority over Rome Campus, Outreach, Student Enrollment and Support, Student and Residence Life, the MVCC Dormitory Corporation, and provides organizational leadership as the Title IX Coordinator. For additional insights on organizational context and culture, please visit:

Key responsibilities for this position include:
  • Engages with all members of the college and the community we serve in a manner that is welcoming, friendly, respectful, cooperative, and collaborative;
  • Serves as a role model for the institution with regard to infusing strengths-based positive leadership that helps nurture and shape a high-performing, vibrant and inclusive organizational culture that sustains organizational and employee health and wellness;
  • Collaborates with all areas of the College to create the conditions for a positive work environment that ensures a meaningful, supportive, and vibrant student experience;
  • Plans, develops and implements objectives, goals and strategies to meet student service needs consistent with the College mission and goals;
  • Designs and implements policies and programs to meet College needs in accordance with available resources. Makes recommendations to the President for the same;
  • Evaluates support services as they relate to the needs of a diverse student body. Makes changes or recommends changes as appropriate;
  • Makes recommendations regarding personnel appointments, promotions, tenure, retention of staff, appropriate salary actions, and other personnel matters;
  • Directly supervises key administrative leaders who oversee the teams of Rome Campus and Community Outreach, Student Life and Student Support, and Student Enrollment and Development as well as College Pipeline programs;
  • Develops and maintains a variety of professional and community relationships to ensure a constant awareness of the Student Affairs field and to ensure cooperation with government and community representatives;
  • Prepares an annual Student Affairs budget including personnel, equipment and contractual expenses, and guides the implementation of the approved budget in collaboration with President’s Cabinet colleagues;
  • Serves as the Title IX Coordinator and provides oversight to the College’s Title IX policies and procedures to ensure SUNY and NY State compliance;
  • Provides leadership as necessary to support shared governance practices and collaborative decision-making concerning College issues and processes and makes recommendations to the President as necessary;
  • Evaluates, in accordance with standard procedures, and provides for the recognition, support, and professional development of Student Affairs personnel;
  • Establishes regulations relating to student conduct and supervises conduct officers to ensure the due process rights of students are being met;
  • Serves as a member of the College’s Crisis Team;
  • Collaborates with the President’s Cabinet to provide leadership for enrollment management strategies and action plans;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the President of the College.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Student Personnel/Affairs/Development, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work or appropriate discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years of administrative experience within the Student Affairs realm to include: education administration, budget management, program development, successful leadership, program evaluation, and compliance.
  • Five (5) years of experience supervising employees (e.g., hiring, training, guiding, managing, and evaluating the performance of others, including experience with progressive discipline processes).
  • Exceptional organization, management, planning, critical thinking and broad-scale conceptual skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years’ direct related experience with academic advising, educational support programs, student orientation and first-year experience, individualized goal planning and programming for underprepared or disadvantaged college students.
  • Direct experience managing mental health emergencies.
  • Successful experience managing grant funded programs.
  • Direct experience with Guided Pathways.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the community college environment.
  • Experience in a multi-campus college district.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Exemplary personal qualities including emotional intelligence, positive energy, resilience, integrity, honesty, flexibility, and approachability.
  • Excellent human relations and interpersonal communication skills to interact positively with diverse personalities, perspectives, and levels of knowledge and experience across the college.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, facilitate small and large group program-related activities, and general ability to effectively build consensus.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities that promote a team environment and encourage staff involvement in the decision-making process.
  • Highly organized with independent critical thinking skills.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and remain constantly aware of policies, compliance rules and regulations, and trends relative to students and student affairs.
  • Excellent conceptual and planning skills; ability to relate well with other professionals within the college and at other institutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in community involvement through membership and participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate, and implement strategic planning concepts.
  • Self-motivated, energetic and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For additional insights on organizational context and culture, please visit: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 3/13/2023

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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