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Non-Classified Opening

Vice President for Student Affairs (5520)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: September 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS026546
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req528
12 Month Full-Time
Non-classified Staff
Student Services
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership, vision and direction for co-curricular programs, activities and services that enhance students’ experiences, engagement, and enhance retention and graduation outcomes.  This position is responsible for creating and supporting an environment that promotes the growth and development of students and facilitates the process of learning and fostering open communication and information sharing between students and the administration.  This position serves as a key member of the President’s cabinet and reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost with current oversight for 109 full-time equivalent positions.

Key Responsibilities

• Provides leadership and oversight in program development, evaluation of services, financial management and personnel administration for all student affairs functions including the following functions: student unions, clubs and organizations and involvement; campus recreation; counseling and  testing; career services; disability services; student housing; student government; veteran student services; students of concern; student conduct; student assistance and grievances; orientation and new student programs; leadership programs including Global Student Leadership program; childcare center; KISU-FM and student publications; and outdoor adventure programs.

• Builds community through empowering the expression and consideration of diverse voices on campus, developing robust co-curricular experiences for students, and cultivating the identification of shared and unifying values.

• Strengthens the capacity of Student Affairs to support and document contributions to the broader mission and goals of ISU, including student learning, improved retention, and leadership/citizenship development.

• Maintains close contacts with students and student organizations and manage crises involving individual students and student groups as needed.

• Serves as an advocate for student welfare; provide supervision and advisement to student government with regard to all student, university and community issues.

• Maximizes effectiveness and efficiency of student affairs operations.

• Oversees and manages strategic planning for the division of Student Affairs in a manner that improves accountability, sustainability and effectiveness of student services.

• Manages and develops partnerships, (public/private) in an effort to improve resources that benefit students.

• Engages in University Advancement efforts and assists in fundraising that will enhance student life experiences.

• Partners and collaborates with faculty and academic administrators on programs, services and activities that support student learning and development.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of seven years experience of progressively responsible leadership and related administrative responsibilities in Student Services on a college or university campus.

• Experience in strategic planning, human talent management, fiscal oversight and facilities planning.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate a strong leadership vision to a broad group of campus and community constituents.

• Demonstrated ability to analyze and present complex issues to diverse individuals and groups.

• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with all members of the University community.

• Demonstrated ability to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit within the division, and an environment supportive of student retention.

• Strong operational and business management skills are essential; must have the ability to develop and implement key performance metrics and foster a climate of data driven decision making from knowledge of best practices in Student Affairs.

• Demonstrated record of leadership in delivering student resources, student support, and student development services to both traditional and nontraditional students.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference may be given to candidates holding a terminal degree in a related field and/or prior experience in the role of a student affairs officer at a public institution.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=528

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Letter of Application, CV/Resume, List of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.


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