Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
This is a non-represented management position with a competitive salary and benefits package that is
Dec 11, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is searching for an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.  The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Residence Life and Integrative Learning provides direction, strategic leadership and a general philosophical framework for Residence Life, Dining, ID/One Card, assessment and program review, and Integrative Learning efforts such as the Learning Communities.  This Assistant Vice President also serves as one of two advisors to the Community Government Association (CGA).  CGA, in addition to student advocacy, manages student fees, operates the University Store, owns and operates off campus student housing, and engages in targeted property acquisition.


The role of the Assistant Vice President is to enhance the learning environment on campus for students and serve as an advocate for students and their needs.


As one of two assistant vice presidents in Student Affairs, this position is a vital member of the senior leadership team in Student Affairs.  The Assistant Vice President serves as an advisor to the Vice President and assists the Vice President in the management of the division, establishing goals, developing and implementing strategic plans, and developing and implementing policies, programs and services. 


The Assistant Vice President may serve in the absence of the Vice President when the Vice President is off campus.


Requirements include: 

  • Master’s degree in higher education or related program
  • Five or more years of experience in a residence life system
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervision, and communication skills
  • Strong experience managing complex budgets and capital projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices and trends in residence life and in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and create assessments and program reviews.
  • Understanding of best practices and trends in academic support services.


Preferences include:

  • Doctoral degree in higher education, student affairs or related field
  • Experience in food service
  • Background in facilities management


In addition, the incumbent will be expected to have the ability to work with diverse populations.  Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process.  Prior to the final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to: employment verification, educational or other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.


This is a non-represented management position with a competitive salary and benefits package that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting date is negotiable but approximately set for July 1, 2018.


For full consideration, a complete application including a letter of application addressing the skills required and preferred for this position, resume, and contact information of three professional references must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at .  However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  For any questions relating to the search or the application process, please contact Ms. Beth Brennan at 570-389-4063 or [email protected].


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages application from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO employer. 


Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: 570-389-4529; Email: [email protected].

Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-656-6010; Fax: 215-656-6020.