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Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2023

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This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act ( EHRA ).

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​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


Student Affairs - 40000


Student Affairs - 40000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is a senior university officer responsible for the direction, administration, and oversight of student life and student services/development programs. The Vice Chancellor is the spokesperson for student services and student needs, quality of life, and co-curriculum outside the classroom; is responsible for policy, long-range planning, budgeting, personnel, and leadership in the administration of student services/student development; and oversees the following departments which comprise the Division of Student Affairs: Abrons Student Health Center, Assessment, Research and Planning, Campus Life, Campus Recreation, CARE Career Center, Counseling Center, Crossroads, Dean of Students, Disability Resource Center, Housing and Residence Life, Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, Title IX and Clery Compliance, Transition Programs University Learning Center, and University Testing Services.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs must be a dynamic and motivating team leader who functions effectively in a fast-paced environment, has the ability to manage a complex organization, works effectively and collegially with all members of the campus community, possesses excellent communication skills and is able to provide sound judgment and key decisions that impact the university and its various stakeholders. To be successful at UNCW, he or she must be able to synthesize information, analyze and evaluate the consequences of decisions and be decisive in leadership actions. An understanding of student development theory, leadership programs and student transitions is critical. In addition, this individual must have previous experience in student judicial system administration, and evidence of knowledge pertaining to current legal issues and trends impacting university environments. The individual must have extensive knowledge of upper level university/college operations, having served a minimum of seven years in a senior leadership role in higher education. Excellent written and oral communications are a must.

A Masters degree in higher education or a related field from an accredited institution is required.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Preferred qualifications include experience in crisis management and emergency response as well as familiarity with program development and an understanding of student involvement.
  • Doctorate is preferred.
Required Certifications or Licensures


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Division of Student Affairs dedicates its staff and resources to actively engage students in an intentional learning experience. Student Affairs encourages students to develop life-long respect and responsibility for self and others. Student Affairs expects learners to embrace diversity, intellectual courage, personal achievement, integrity, and social responsibility. Student Affairs’ staff, services, programs and facilities reflect the Division’s commitment to encourage every student to think reflect, imagine, connect and act for the betterment of self and community. As an integral partner in the academic process, the Division of Student Affairs participates in the UNCW vision of preparing its graduates for a lifetime of learning, achievement, and service.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

The University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ) seeks an outstanding, inspiring, caring, collaborative and experienced leader to serve as its next Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs ( VCSA ). The VCSA will be a builder of strong campus communities, an unwavering advocate for student needs, and a gifted administrator and colleague who will lead with trust and transparency to shape and promote a fully integrated student experience and enhance the strong, existing, collaborative connections between the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of student life.
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Please note to be considered, your information needs to be submitted to

For priority consideration, please provide the following information by September 5, 2023 to :
  1. A letter of interest
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

This position remains open until filled.

Please direct nominations and questions regarding
the search and/or application process to Lynn Duffy,
Senior Associate Vice President for Leadership
Development and Talent Acquisition at .

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12 Months


1.0 (40 hours per week)

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