Vice President for Student Life - 509791
Vice President for Student Life - 509791
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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 200006 – OAA Faculty/Staff Affairs
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, significant nights and weekends as needed
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Job Summary: The Vice President provides senior level management, leadership, administrative, and fiscal oversight to the assigned areas.
Additional Department Summary: The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Life. The University, located in the city of Tuscaloosa (www.tuscaloosa.com), is one of the nation’s premier public universities offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study. UA’s more than 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and staff. For the last two years, UA’s enrollment has exceeded 38,000 students, with an entering freshman class between 6,600 and 7,000, and it has been one of the fastest growing flagship universities. Approximately 40 percent of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT.
The University is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently on campus. As the state’s flagship university, UA has recently achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity (formerly R1) status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University has over 1,800 faculty with twenty-six receiving the NSF’s CAREER Award, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences.
The Vice President for Student Life serves as the senior student life administrator, reporting directly to the President of the University. The Vice President will work jointly with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a climate that fosters student learning and development while enhancing a strong sense of community for UA students. The Vice President serves as a strong advocate for students and staff members within the division and advises the President on topics related to student development and engagement. All departments reporting through the Vice President of Student Life can be found here: https://sa.ua.edu/departments/. UA is seeking an innovative and high-energy leader preferably with experience at a comprehensive doctoral-level institution and/or experience in a senior level position in Student Life. The Vice President should possess conflict management and resolution skills, a keen attention to detail and context, the ability to engage staff in learning and development opportunities, the ability to manage multiple high-level priorities simultaneously, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Additional information, including an institutional profile, can be found at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/entry/2934/?search=2934. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to: [email protected]
Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting
Ann Die Hasselmo at [email protected] or Andrea Cowsert at [email protected], consultants with Academic Search, Inc., Washington, D.C. Further information about the University of Alabama is available at https://www.ua.edu/.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree or the equivalent terminal degree and at least 10 years of progressive leadership experiences at a college and/or university.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Should possess conflict management and resolution skills, a keen attention to detail and context, the ability to engage staff in learning and development opportunities, the ability to manage multiple high-level priorities simultaneously, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Requires an innovative and high-energy professional with conflict management and resolution skills, and context, a keen attention to detail, the ability to engage staff in learning opportunities and development, and the ability to manage multiple high-level priorities simultaneously.
The responsibilities for the Vice President of Student Affairs are to provide leadership, administration, and advocacy for the division and for students and represent the institution to both internal and external stakeholders.
Experience working with external stakeholders and cultivating strong relationships is necessary. Proven budget management, strategic planning, and goal achievement are also essential as well as strong communication and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: Progressive leadership and supervision at a comprehensive doctoral-level institution and/or experience in a senior level position of Student Affairs is preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"Poster
Advertised: 09 Sep 2019 Central Daylight Time