Vice President for Student Affairs

Gainesville, Florida
Jun 18, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Florida (UF) is a public land-grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities enrolling over 50,000 students, including 36,000 undergraduates. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, 30 combined degree programs, and professional degrees in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The university is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 125,000 residents in North Central Florida.

Reporting to the provost, the vice president for student affairs (VPSA) serves as the university’s senior administrator providing leadership and direction to the division of student affairs, including strategic planning, assessment, and staff development for a comprehensive organization that includes 600 faculty and staff FTE positions, 1,500 part-time employees, and oversight of an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million. The vice president plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment through services, programs, and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom, while encouraging a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff and increasing accessibility of the University of Florida to a wide variety of persons. The VPSA is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: housing and residence education, counseling and wellness center, GatorWell health promotions, career connections center, dean of students office, new student & family programs, student conduct & conflict resolution, disability resource center, J. Wayne Reitz union, recreational sports, multicultural & diversity affairs, student activities & involvement, sorority & fraternity affairs, student legal services, off-campus life, Machen Florida opportunity scholars program, student government, and the center for leadership & service.

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and significant effective leadership experience in a student affairs administrative position at the university level. The ideal candidate will also possess a demonstrated ability to enhance the university experience for diverse student populations; a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with college deans, other vice presidents, the university athletic association, the university police department, and various other university and community support organizations; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will be a recognized national leader with a proven history of being student-centered, collegial, accessible, inclusive, interactive, and able to advocate for students.

Review of applications will begin July 26, 2019, 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 Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.

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