Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
The University of Wisconsin has established the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and announces the search for the inaugural permanent appointment. The university seeks an experienced and visionary leader to serve as Vice Chancellor for its Madison campus.
As an AAU research university and a member of the Big Ten, the University of Wisconsin is a major, public, doctoral-degree granting university with prolific research activity, global reach, and a reputation for excellence and innovation.
Reporting directly to Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for a division that includes the Office of the Dean of Students, the Associated Students of Madison; Center for the First Year Experience; International Student Services; McBurney Disability Resource Center; Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards; Center for Leadership and Involvement; LGBT Campus Center; Multicultural Student Center; Veteran’s Services; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services and Recreational Sports. These units comprise the newly constituted Division of Student Affairs. The Office of Housing and Residential Life, while located in the Finance and Administration unit, enjoys a close and collaborative relationship with Student Affairs.
The successful candidate will be a visionary, collaborative, skilled, and innovative leader, with exceptional administrative, financial, and managerial skills, and proven experience in a dynamic and complex professional environment. The Vice Chancellor will have broad knowledge of current student affairs issues and an ability to partner with all university constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and trustees. Integrity in behavior and decisions and a demonstrated commitment to advancing cultural diversity as a strategic priority are desired qualities. The Vice Chancellor will be expected to partner successfully with internal and external constituencies, and the new leader will represent the division and the university to the media, the public, and local and state government agencies. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. and 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience is strongly preferred.
We welcome inquiries, nominations, and applications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than February 20, 2018. Candidates should provide a professional resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Wisconsin consultants Sheila Murphy and Kim Brettschneider at Witt/Kieffer at UWMadisonVCSA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants may be reached by telephone through the desk of Candice Jones, administrative support for the search, at 630-575-6929.
The University of Wisconsin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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