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Vice President for Student Affairs

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Vice President for Student Affairs

Position Type:



Office of the President/Office of Student Affairs

Opening Date:

August 22, 2018

Closing Date:

October 21, 2018

Position Summary:

The Vice President for Student Affairs reports to the Office of the President and has supervisory responsibility for the University’s Enrollment Management Plan, including the comprehensive oversight for planning and implementation of goals, objectives, and strategies related to each office in the department as well as insuring those goals, objectives, and strategies are reflective of the vision and mission of Saint Augustine’s University. The Vice President provides leadership and strategic direction to the admissions team, financial aid office, residential life, student activities, career services, counseling center, health services, and student judicial hearings. The Vice President works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to support the academic mission of the University by providing a range of co-curricular services and programs that support student success and meet the diverse educational needs of students.


  • Lead, facilitate and assess a strategic enrollment plan for the University, focusing on the recruitment of new students and initiatives to retain current students. 
  • Develop strategies for recruiting new students, including freshmen, transfers, military, and returning adults.
  • Responsible for interacting with colleagues across the University to ensure institutional alignment and synergy with the strategic plan.
  • Establish, monitor, evaluate, and modify processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the University’s mission, values, goals, and objectives, as well as local, state, federal laws and regulations.
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of the short and long-term goals as outlined in the University’s Enrollment Management Plan.
  • Ensure recruitment goals, policies, practices and actions produce successful student recruitment results, consistent with Saint Augustine’s mission, strategic goals and the Enrollment Management Plan. 
  • Utilize state, regional and national data to create predictive models of enrollment trends and results.
  • Coordinate an annual review of the Enrollment Management Plan and implement revisions as needed.
  • Develop and administer departmental budgets and monitor the budget allocation process to ensure equity and responsible use of resources needed to meet student needs and University goals.   
  • Develop financial aid strategies and policies to utilize all financial aid resources each academic year that will contribute to student success across the University.
  • Represent the University to various external entities in matters relating to the University’s student affairs initiatives.
  • Recommend, develop and implement policies and procedures that foster and promote student success, and ensure a student-centered environment at all levels. 
  • Prepare appropriate reports; analyze and evaluate data, outcomes and metrics to be used in strategic decision making.

Professional Competencies:      

  • Demonstrated knowledge of enrollment, critical student issues, and theories related to student affairs and enrollment management and retention.
  • Experience developing strategic enrollment management and student retention plans.
  • Expert professional knowledge in the areas of goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of management and supervision.
  • Record of data informed decision-making with a focus on best practices in enrollment management and student retention and success.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Reputation as an outstanding communicator and inclusive decision maker who is successful in being transparent with students and staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Excellent demonstrated judgment and diplomacy in working with cross-functional teams to address complex issues.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and information with tact, and to act calmly and objectively in both sensitive and crisis situations.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple (often competing) commitments and responsibilities.


Master’s degree in student affairs, educational leadership, or a related discipline. Seven to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience at a college or university.

Physical Requirements:

Walking, bending, squatting, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Saint Augustine’s University

Office of Human Resources

1315 Oakwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27610-2298        OR

Email: [email protected]            OR

Fax: 919-516-4413

 Notices and Disclaimers

Saint Augustine’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We invite applications from individuals of all ethnic origins, disabled persons, and veterans.

No Phone Calls Please.




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Job No: VPSA - 20180822
Posted: 8/22/2018
Application Due: 10/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive salary with medical, dental and vision benefits