Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Augusta University, a public research university and medical center, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs. Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs is the chief recruitment and student services officer of the University. A member of the Provost’s senior staff, the Vice President is responsible for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with the other Provost Cabinet members and Deans to create and maintain an integrated learning environment which is dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole student. The Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs is also a member of the President’s Cabinet and interacts closely with other leaders across the institution to facilitate success in its mission which is “to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.”
Candidates for the position of Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs must bring a personal energy and commitment along with professional maturity to the position. An earned doctorate in higher education, counseling/student services or a closely related field is required. Experience requirements include a minimum of seven years of progressive and relevant responsibility and leadership in enrollment and/or student affairs at the level of Assistant/ Associate Vice President or above at comparable institutions. Experience in the role of Vice President is preferred.
The candidate’s professional experiences should include:
- Evidence of successful collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the university, including the ability to lead and manage change
- Demonstrated commitment to the centrality of teaching and learning and a commitment to high academic standards
- Evidence of willingness to take measured risks to accomplish the goals of the institution
- Track record of success working within an institution where maximizing student involvement in the life of the campus and enhancement of the quality of student learning and development outcomes are particular goals
- Success as a creative and innovative leader whose work is informed by effective strategic planning, assessment, and staff development
- Demonstrated success with improving retention and graduation rates among other specified outcomes
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and student advocacy, including commitment to examining and providing solutions to barriers that students face within a system of higher education
- Demonstrated effectiveness and successful leadership as a culturally competent professional with broad experience interacting with and supporting the needs of diverse stakeholders, including division staff and undergraduate and graduate student populations
- A record of success as an advocate for student concerns
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement assessment plans, including the ability to use assessment results to improve the effectiveness of services and programs for students
- Extensive experience and evidence of outstanding success in determining appropriate staff size to ensure equity in hiring, training, developing, supervising, and assessing/evaluating staff performance in the achievement of division and unit goals
- Active participation and leadership in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations.
How to Apply
Nominators should send their nomination along with contact information for the person nominated.
Interested individuals should send a letter of application that indicates how their skills and experiences align with the stated qualifications for the position along with a resume that reflects notable achievements. Include as well a list of the name, title and institution, email, and telephone number for five individuals willing to serve as a reference.
Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to AUVPESA@wspelman.com. The subject line in the email should be AUVPESA.
Confidential inquiries should be made to Leila Moore, Vice President, William Spelman Executive Search. Telephone number: (603) 978-0316.
Materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.
The new Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs is slated to begin his or her duties in early January, 2018.
Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer