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Position Title
Vice President for Student Affairs

Contract Length
12 months

Class Summary

With the recent promotion of our Vice President for Student Affairs to Executive Vice President, College of the Mainland is conducting a national search for a new Vice President for Student Affairs. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice President creates a student-centered culture fostering a strong sense of belonging and wellness, while ensuring support systems align to successful completion, transfer, and/or immediate entry to the workforce. The position provides leadership and overall direction to the following functions in the institution: Admissions and Records, Advising, Financial Aid, Student Success Services, Veterans Services and other student success initiatives. This position is responsible for overseeing the development of student success goals and objectives ensuring effective collaboration and coordination among all departments to meet new and on-going initiatives in achieving the College’s mission.

Candidates Eligible to Apply

Position Type
Exempt Staff

Employment Status
Full Time

Position Funding Type

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

• A minimum of a master’s degree in a related field

• At least five years of progressively responsible leadership in enrollment, admissions, student retention, academic advisement, or financial aid

• Strong knowledge of higher education market and societal trends affecting student recruitment and enrollment

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

doctorate preferred

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in enrollment management and a record of success increasing enrollment and net tuition revenue

• Evidence of entrepreneurial thinking that leads to new strategies and a strong vision; ability to formulate short- and long-term strategic admissions, enrollment, and retention plans and policies

• Demonstrated commitment to student access, completion, transfer, and entry into the workforce

• Knowledge of regional demographics and an understanding of student trends regarding educational interests and needs

• Capable of innovative and inclusive collaboration and strategic thinking

• Ability to facilitate cooperation through discussion and consensus building; analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, project consequences and proposed actions, synthesize information and implement recommendations in support of organizational goals

• Identify and respond succinctly and professionally to public, senior level administrative and Board of Trustees issues and concerns with college-wide impact

• Ability to provide leadership to implement institutional and divisional goals and strategic priorities
• Highly effective communication orally and in writing

• Ability to establish cooperative working relationships while performing assigned duties

• Ability to exercise humor, teamwork and fidelity, and high ethical standards in all aspects of work

Preferred Knowledge & Skills


Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

1. Develop the vision and strategic direction for student recruitment efforts and have primary responsibility for implementing a strategic, entrepreneurial, and data-driven enrollment management plan.

2. Supervises employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.

3. Creates and maintains relationships with outside agencies for effective program development and implementation.

4. Provides leadership in securing alternative funding and maximizing existing resources.

5. Provides primary leadership in performing needs assessments, developing strategic objectives and organizational wide policies and procedures.

6. Manages and coordinates across campus and community functions.

7. Represents the college and executive members on statewide and local committees and boards.

8. Oversees the preparation of board, progress, task force and committee reports as well as presentational materials for meetings and events.

9. Develops and approves the organizational budget and expenditures.

10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned by the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: keyboarding, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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Posting Will Be Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
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