Assistant Vice President, Student Engagement (14844)

Washington D.C.
Feb 28, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Assistant Vice President serves as a senior administrative officer of the Office of Campus Life with responsibility for the strategic direction and administration of programs and services related to student engagement and intercultural learning. The Assistant Vice President exercises functional supervision over six administrative units: Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES), Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Kay Spiritual Life Center, Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Director of Military- Affiliated Student Support and Special Initiatives.

Work Environment

The Assistant Vice President reports directly to the Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence and works collaboratively with three other Assistant Vice Presidents, and the Special Assistant to the Vice President
Reporting to this position are: the University Chaplain - Kay Spiritual Life Center, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service; the Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Director of Student Activities, Director of Residence Life, and the Director of Military- Affiliated Student Support and Special Initiatives
Responsibilities include leading the strategic direction of the portfolio focused on student engagement and intercultural learning, formulating policies and developing goals for providing high quality student services and programs that are inclusive of the university's diverse population and appropriate for a global university
This position is indirectly responsible for approximately 35 full-time staff, 140 work study students and part-time staff, 20 contributing faith community chaplains/representatives, and oversees budgets and restricted accounts in excess of $6,000,000
Expected to develop and promote/lead training, learning and development for students, professional staff and faculty in partnership with the Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Division Leader C

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree and a minimum of 10 + years in Student Affairs, to include progressively responsible experience in diversity and inclusion work in a University setting, student development, and in meeting the needs of a culturally diverse community
Must have prior management experience leading a diverse team of professionals
Must demonstrate cross­ cultural competencies and computer literacy skills sufficient to carry out job-related responsibilities

Preferred Education and Experience

Doctoral degree in related field
Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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