Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Baltimore, Maryland
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 17, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is currently seeking an Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs for the Office of Academic Affairs.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs (AVP-SA) has a university-wide leadership role and is responsible for a variety of programs and services that support student success, including the Campus Center and conference services; student health, wellness and counseling services; recreation and fitness; international students and scholar services; writing services; inter-professional student learning initiatives; student communications and assessment; disability support and accommodation services; and University Student Government and student organizations. Additionally, in cooperation with the Assistant Vice President of Fiscal & Academic Affairs, the AVP-SA provides leadership in housing services; university food services and catering; student insurance; and the University Bookstore & textbook adoption process.  The AVP-SA is responsible for co-curricular activities that promote and contribute to student learning, leadership development, civic responsibility, and professionalization. The AVP-SA helps lead efforts to provide a university climate that fosters multiculturalism and internationalism, student success, personal development and integrated student learning experiences. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and coordination of all central student affairs units as well as programming, policy development, human resources, facilities, and fiscal resource and budget management.
  • Develop and maintain a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative, and effective manner to best meet the needs of the student body.
  • Assure the prompt and effective delivery of student services by monitoring workloads throughout the division and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly.
  • Promote positive student relations by maintaining effective lines of communication with student leaders and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular needs of students.
  • Ensure Student Affairs' compliance with the institutional mission by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals and objectives, and service activities.
  • Develop and enhance the assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes for activities within Student Affairs including the effective and efficient provision of student services and programs.
  • Support and assist the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs by providing regular reports of student climate, activities, and needs. Ensure the timely completion of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Coordinate collaborative research efforts within Student Affairs and across the UMB campus to develop relevant research questions, design and conduct studies, analyze data, present findings, write manuscripts, and publish.
  • Advocate for student interests by working collaboratively with a wide variety of UMB departments to advance strategic goals relating to student affairs and to support student learning and student success.
  • Along with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, participate in the University System of Maryland VP Student Affairs meetings and meetings of the Board of Regents Education Policy and Student Life Committee.
  • Supervise, train, schedule, and evaluate professional and support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s degree in in a relevant field, preferably a doctorate in higher education administration, counseling, student personnel, or closely related field.


Twelve (12) years spent progressively building a background in related services and activities, strategic and tactical planning functions or related public service may be considered. Experience in an institution of higher education is preferred.


Five (5) years leadership with a thorough understanding of related services or activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and to formulate and execute effective action plans. 
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, leadership colleagues, and students.
  • Ability to understand complex challenges and to lead teams effectively.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of student affairs practices and principles.
  • Broad base of knowledge about student development and a variety of learning styles.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and how they impact students and administrative operations.
  • Ability to seek data that are meaningful for decision-making and to analyze data.
  • An open, collegial, and consultative management style.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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