Grinnell College (IA) seeks nominations and applications for the
position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). Reporting to
President Anne Harris, Ph.D., the VPSA is the senior officer
charged with leading a vibrant student life program and providing
dynamic and purposeful leadership motivated by a deep commitment to
equity, inclusion, and student engagement. With the appointment of
the Vice President, Grinnell will broaden and deepen its commitment
to programs and services that both anticipate and respond to the
needs of a global, diverse, talented, and ambitious student body.
Working in close partnership with the President, the student body,
the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the senior staff, and the
faculty, the VPSA will provide leadership that advances the
strategic vision of Grinnell as one of the nation's leading liberal
arts colleges. The successful candidate will be an experienced
leader who takes pride in the professional delivery of student
services, and who values the Grinnell tradition of student
self-governance, possesses excellent management skills, and
demonstrates a commitment to building partnerships with students,
faculty, staff, and community colleagues across the College.
The Vice President for Student Affairs will inspire Grinnell
students, staff, and faculty to cultivate a deep sense of community
and a shared vision for the student experience. The VPSA will lead
the team to formulate and articulate a vision and operating
principles for the division within the strategic plan "Knowledge
Into Action: 2023-2030."
Candidates will embrace the
institutional values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and
understand deeply their influence on a spirit of community,
belonging, and engagement.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of
building sustainable partnerships among students, staff, and
faculty; a creative and thoughtful approach to the work of student
affairs in Grinnell's particular context; and the stature and
experience in the field to support a talented staff and build on a
strong and successful program.
The Leadership Profile is
. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest. Application materials should be submitted
no later than January 31, 2024, using WittKieffer's candidate portal
. Nominations and
inquiries can be directed to Jenna Brumleve, Darrien Davenport, and
Sheila Murphy at GrinnellCollegeVPSA@wittkieffer.com
Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified
individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation.
No applicant shall be discriminated against based on race, national
or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, creed, or
disability. This spirit of nondiscrimination will continue to be
enforced in all aspects of College operations, both in the
workplace, the classroom, and within the College community at