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Vice President for Student Life

Manhattan College
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 1, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time
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Vice President for Student Life


Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures, and traditions. Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Among the hallmarks of this Lasallian heritage are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.


Located in the Riverdale section the Bronx, New York City, the College currently has approximately 3,700 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 75 fields of study. The faculty student ratio is 1:13. The College is committed through its mission to excellence in engaging and teaching an increasingly diverse student body. Currently, about 26% of the student body identifies as first-generation. In addition, 34% are from underrepresented groups, including 26% Latino/a. (or Hispanic).  Supporting a robust culture of best-practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top-level priority of the College’s strategic plan, as is the achievement of Hispanic-serving status.


Over the past 20 years, the College has strategically built up its campus-residence operation.  Before the outbreak of the pandemic, about two-thirds of undergraduates lived in campus housing.  In the current academic year, occupancy has decreased, and a post-pandemic priority is to return to or exceed the pre-2020-2021 occupancy rates.  The College, therefore, is looking for a leader with the vision and experience to oversee the development of programs and structures that will help to attract, support, and retain residential students, while fostering among all students, resident and commuter, a strong sense of community.


Reporting to the President, the Vice-President for Student Life is a member of the President's Cabinet and oversees Athletics, Campus Ministry/Social Action, Career Services, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Food Services, Health Services, Residence Life, Public Safety, and Student Development.


The successful candidate will be a dynamic and experienced leader with a proven record and a clear vision for the future of student affairs. He or she will be a professional who embraces our mission and is able to assure that the College's values remain the foundation for the student life experience. Additional qualifications and abilities include: strong commitment to and expertise in supporting a campus-wide culture of equity and inclusion; understanding the complexities of managing a Division I Athletic Program including gender-equity compliance and conference competitiveness; providing leadership, guidance and strategic planning to multiple directors and departments; serving as an active and positive member of the Senior Management team that supports the President of the College; a commitment to professional development as evidenced by membership and leadership in professional organizations; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of 10-15 years professional experience in a college/university setting, including extensive experience with student affairs administration, policies, and services is essential. Master's degree is required. Doctorate is highly preferred. Candidates actively pursuing a doctorate may also be considered.


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Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to: Ms. Barbara Fabé, Vice President for Human Resources at All materials must be submitted electronically by November 15, 2021.  

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically underrepresented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

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