Vice President, Student Affairs

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Posting Number2020326Posting/Functional TitleChief ExecutivesUniversity Pay Plan TitleVice President, Student AffairsLocationSan MarcosDepartmentVP for Student AffairsRecruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly SalaryCommensurate with experienceJob Category ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Advise the President and other VPs on University issues, policies, and strategic plans.
Oversee the operation, development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the student affairs departments of the VPSA office.
Coordinate and foster the development of the student services mission of the University by providing leadership in the areas relating to student conduct, development, and policies.
Oversee the development of new or modifications of existing student support services by researching student needs and implementing services.
Oversee the University’s enrollment management efforts.
Speak to groups as requested regarding the division’s operations.
Supervise departmental budgets and salary review within the division by reviewing, allocating, and authorizing expenditures.
Approve personnel actions within the division.
Direct the development of short range and strategic plans for the division.
Ensure that student conduct, development, and student-related policies and services are in compliance with applicable federal, state, local laws, and regulations.
Respond on University’s behalf to requests for information.
Oversee planning of new and renovated student service facilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of: University and division policies; of federal, state, and local laws related to the student services provided by the division; of the strategic planning process; and of enrollment management.

Skill in: providing leadership for the division; in working with the President’s Cabinet in an
effective manner, as well as with staff, faculty, students and external entities.

Ability to: understand complex policies & procedures, contracts, correspondence, and reports; to write policies, reports, correspondence; to manage multiple budgets; to oversee the development and implementation of effective policies; to speak to individuals and groups about the student services offered by the University; to provide leadership for division and within the University in general; to make effective decisions; to manage diverse groups in collegial & effective manner; to serve on committees and workgroups.

Experience and Education
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Description

Texas State University invites nominations and applications for the next vice president for student affairs. The vice president for student affairs (VPSA) will join the university as it continues to evolve and will have the opportunity to build upon an excellent foundation laid by the Division of Student Affairs’ long-serving vice president. An experienced university-wide leader and student affairs professional, the next vice president will bring an enterprising, motivated, student-centered and agile spirit to promote a culture of academic success and student development rooted in inclusion, equity and diversity.

Job Duties

The vice president for student affairs is the senior student affairs officer at Texas State University, reporting directly to the president and serving as a trusted advisor and member of the president’s cabinet. The VPSA provides vision, leadership and strategic direction for a comprehensive portfolio of programs, services and strategic initiatives, including Campus Recreation; Career Services; Counseling Center; Dean of Students Office; Office of Disability Services; Housing and Residential Life; LBJ Student Center; Retention Management and Planning; Student Affairs Technology Services; and Student Health Center. The Division of Student Affairs has a budget of nearly $83 million and employs 431 staff, 39 graduate assistants and 675 student staff.

Additional Information to Applicants

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be
received by August 7, 2020. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D., at [email protected] The consultants can be reached through the desk of Marietta DeMauro, executive search coordinator, at 630-575-6975.

Job Open Date05/26/2020Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesLegal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions


By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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