Assistant Vice President for Student Experience (Student Affairs)

New York, NY
Jun 21, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, the Assistant Vice President for Student Experience is responsible for multiple offices within the Division of Student Affairs. S/he serves as a key leader in fostering student engagement, student development, student leadership and life, and overall success of all Hunter College students, providing leadership, inspiration, management, and guidance for the College's student support services and enrollment and retention strategies. In addition, the successful candidate will provide vision for the programs that enhance the overall student experience at the College, building partnerships, setting benchmarks, developing best practices and leading collaborative efforts. Reporting to the AVP is the Assistant Dean for Student Support Services including the Office of AccessAbility, Counseling and Wellness Services and Student Conduct. The AVP will also oversee the Offices of Student Activities, Mentoring, Residence Life, Career Development Services, Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, totaling over 200 professional, unionized, civil service, student and part-time workers. The AVP will lead efforts to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of high quality student services that promote student engagement, leadership and success as well as the following:

  • Oversee coordination and collaborative efforts among the various offices that make up in the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Develop both short-term and long-term plans for the areas under his/her direct supervision to successfully achieve Divisional goals and objectives.
  • Develop expected outcomes for each office or unit and its programs and services, evaluate the outcomes, and prepare feedback and reports as appropriate.
  • The AVP is responsible for continuous assessment of the areas under his/her direction, resulting in ongoing improvements, changes as needed, and new intervention or services as warranted. Engage in ongoing benchmarking of best practices to ensure strong evidence-based services and programs.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state or federal agencies as related to the programs and services within the offices.
  • Build a strong collaborative working environment with other constituents including academic departments and faculty. Establish relationships with other departments within Student Affairs, relevant university and external constituents.
  • Assist the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students by chairing, convening, and/or serving on committees, task forces, councils, etc., related to undergraduate programs and/or student affairs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.


Earned doctorate or terminal degree strongly preferred; ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education and student affairs administration preferred. Proven success with student development, leadership, student engagement, athletics and residence life. Demonstrated experience with collaborative projects between student affairs and academic programs. Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and assessment of learning outcomes. Candidates should also have experience working in an urban academic institution with students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills required; ability to develop and maintain collaborations involving students, parents, staff, faculty, administration and the community are essential. Demonstrate excellent listening and problem-solving skills. Exhibit the flexibility to manage multiple complex roles which require a broad base of knowledge. Possess the ability to articulate the philosophy of Student Affairs and its contribution to student development.


Assistant Vice President


Salary commensurate with experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefit. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin July 3, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Experience (Student Affairs)

Job ID: 16884

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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