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Vice President - Student Affairs

Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis, Tennessee
The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate's level of experience and educational bac
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

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This is a full-time fiscal position reporting to the President of the College. Serving as the Chief Student Affairs Officer and as a member of the president’s senior staff, the Vice-President of Student Affairs has primary responsibility to provide leadership, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight of Student Affairs. The VPSA works collaboratively with senior leadership to create a campus culture that promotes student success, provides a safe and welcoming campus environment that embraces all students from various backgrounds, and fosters a sense of community among the students.

The Vice President of Student Services has overall responsibility for providing leadership, management, and supervision for student services programs, student services personnel, student financial aid, recruiting and retention, enrollment management, working to respond to student needs, and fostering institutional development

Job Duties


  • Develop and implement program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the College's Student Affairs division.
  • Contribute to the development of short and long-range strategic plans to advance the division and align with the College's objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with college policies and state and federal laws regarding Student Affairs.


  • Oversee budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting activities for the Student Affairs division.
  • Ensure efficient allocation of resources and financial compliance.


  • Manage and direct the activities of the Student Affairs division, including supervising employees, prioritizing work, and providing leadership.
  • Support the selection, training, and motivation of faculty and staff.


  • Provide leadership for Student Affairs in the College’s Strategic Plan.
  • Identify and assess organizational development needs to meet College objectives.

   Advisory to the President:

  • Serve as an advisor to the President on matters related to Student Affairs.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership on organizational development strategies.


  • Maintain effective partnerships with staff and administrators to reach divisional goals.
  • Collaborate with other divisions to meet College objectives and goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field required.
  • At least eight (8) years of broad-based, progressively responsible student services/affairs experience.
  • Demonstrated success in creating comprehensive, student-centered programs and services that increased enrollment/retention/graduation.
  • Experience in developing and managing departmental budgets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the assessment of student learning outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in a related field strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Ellucian Banner software packages.
  • Knowledge and experience with SACS accreditation requirements and processes.

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