Vice President for Student Affairs


Vice President for Student Affairs


Position Number: 53002109

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 03/18/2018

General Summary: The Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) is the chief student affairs officer of the University and reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. The Vice President serves as the senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership, vision and administration of the units in the division: Enrollment Management, Residence Life, Orientation and Transition, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Life, Deans of Students, Commandant of Cadets, Career Services, Student Counseling, Testing, Student Health, Student Money Management Center.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Vice President for Student Affairs will:
  • Ensure divisional compliance with the institutional mission. Manages the achievement of division goals.
  • Provide leadership and management to ensure a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units in a logical, non-duplicative and effective manner to best meet the recruitment, retention and graduation goals of the institution. Encourages high morale and quality student service through a leadership style that encourages employees to strive for the achievement of annually established goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate the annual budget within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Promote positive student relations and leadership opportunities by maintaining effective lines of communication and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular needs of students.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have strong organizational and managerial skills.
  • Working knowledge of student development theory and engagement practices.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other university leadership.
  • Knowledge of administrative support areas including fiscal and human resources management.


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in higher education, student personnel administration or related degree is required.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible positions in student affairs.
  • Experience in strategic planning, budget and resource management.


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: In addition to a background check, this position will also require a credit check.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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