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Vice President for Student Affairs

Grinnell College
Iowa, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 29, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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 here. 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

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 large.


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