Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Irvine, California
Oct 31, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1965, the University of California Irvine (UCI) is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. UCI is ranked ninth among the nation's best public universities and 42nd among all national public and private universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report “America's Best Colleges” ranking of undergraduate programs at leading universities. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. Students can participate in more than 500 student organizations, including nearly 50 fraternities and sororities. The Pacific Ocean is only 5 miles from campus.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) oversees a comprehensive Student Affairs organization with a $221 million annual budget and a staff of approximately 700. The VCSA is responsible for division-wide strategic planning, assessment, and staff development; promotes an engaged and healthy campus environment through services, programs, and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom; and encourages a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and staff with an emphasis on diversity and civic engagement. The VCSA will foster strong partnerships, particularly with the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor to promote student success. The Division of Student Affairs includes over 30 departments organized into three primary clusters: Auxiliary Services; Student Life & Leadership; and Wellness, Health & Counseling Services.

A master’s degree in counseling, student development, higher education administration or a related field is required as is progressive student affairs senior leadership experience in higher education including significant supervision and fiscal management. The ideal candidate will be a creative, progressive, energized leader with a strong student orientation, and possess a demonstrated commitment to supporting underrepresented students and championing social justice. In addition, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability in being a persuasive, effective, and politically sophisticated advocate for student life and the student body within the larger university community, and be comfortable articulating the value of student engagement and the value of student life contributions to the overall educational experience.

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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