Assistant Vice President for Student Experience

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Date: May 11, 2018
Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Experience 

Description: Reporting directly to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Experience, the Assistant Vice President for Student Experience (AVPSE) is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and leadership of a student-centered team to include, but is not limited to the areas of Residential Life,  Intercultural Affairs, Campus Activities, Greek Life,  the Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Health and Wellness and Judicial Affairs. The AVPSE provides vision in the development and execution of a vibrant campus life program that engages the entire campus community using recognized best practices. The Assistant Vice President will lead assessment and compliance for the Student Experience area and serve as the primary student conduct officer. 

Responsibilities: ​ The AVPSE maintains a high visibility on campus engaging students in a variety of settings and will be responsible for developing and implementing services, activities, and opportunities that enhance the student experience in support of Hartwick College’s mission and strategic plan, Hartwick225.   Enhancing student engagement and leadership, facilitating student success, and fostering a dynamic living and learning environment through active collaboration across the campus community are important responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President. Expectations also include a passion for providing support and opportunities for students; a demonstrated ability to inspire, supervise, mentor and staff and a proven understanding of the educational value of a diverse community. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, or related field.  Leadership experience must include a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in administration and supervision of student affairs programs and professional staff, preferably in areas related to a majority of those in the position description. Candidates need to demonstrate competence in administration, student development; budget planning and management, ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan projects effectively; successful experience building collaborative partnerships; ability to exercise good judgment, effective written and oral communication skills; and the ability to build and manage teams effectively.  The candidate will collaborate with a wide variety of campus and external constituencies; and must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of student development theory, current best practices in student affairs, and a working knowledge of legal and compliance issues related to student affairs. Demonstrated experience in working with diverse constituents and evidence of successful campus-wide collaborations is important. 

Hartwick College Information:

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. 

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."  

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.”  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.  

Application Instructions:

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, at [email protected] with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 7/10/2018
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