Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
WittKieffer is assisting San Diego State University in this search. Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer's candidate portal: APPLY NOWPosition Summary
San Diego State University (SDSU) invites nominations, applications and expressions of interest in its search for the next vice president for student affairs and campus diversity. The university seeks an experienced, accomplished and highly collaborative leader who will strategically vision and guide university efforts to provide students with the rich and distinctive experience that is the hallmark of an SDSU education. Focused on creating communities and inspiring students to break down barriers and transform lives, the next vice president will innovate student supports that best navigate their academic, personal and professional success to emerge as SDSU's dynamic and global leaders of tomorrow.
Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university, and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Each year, SDSU provides more than 36,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego, uniquely situated only 30 minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border on Kumeyaay land. The SDSU community is fully committed to excellent teaching, meaningful research and service to the regional community and those the university serves throughout the state, across the nation and internationally.
Reporting to President Adela de la Torre
and working in close collaboration with the senior vice president and provost and other vice presidents, the vice president for student affairs and campus diversity will offer vision and leadership to ensure the coordination and integration of student affairs and diversity, equity and inclusion services into the fabric of the university. Overseeing the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
‘s annual budget of $53.5 million and over 350 faculty and staff employees, the vice president will initiate, develop and maintain programs and services that support students in their academic pursuits, campus life, civic and social responsibilities as well as promoting an atmosphere of inclusiveness and support for the campus's diverse community. Additionally, the vice president will build on the inclusive excellence of SDSU, monitoring and maintaining campus climate, supporting a diverse faculty community across all disciplines and enhancing diversity within the pathways through higher education for all students, faculty and staff.
The vice president will be skilled in understanding and utilizing proven strategies to navigate complex organizational structures and hold a deep commitment to relational leadership, creative problem solving and thinking and commitment to continually enhancing a seamless student experience. The vice president will demonstrate exceptional administrative, financial, managerial and political acumen coupled with a strong professional presence and superior interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates will possess an advanced degree and relevant faculty and higher education administration experience, with the ideal candidate being a recognized leader who has both faculty and student affairs leadership experience.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting San Diego State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 21, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer's candidate portal: APPLY NOW
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D., and Lauren Bruce-Stets at SDSUVicePresident@wittkieffer.com
. Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that includes: Extensive leave benefits: 15 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension and retiree healthcare benefits An array of health, dental and vision coverage at no- or low-cost to the employee California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for employee or qualified dependent
Anticipated hiring range: $260,000-$300,000 annually Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here
.Principles of Community
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. Supplemental Information
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Casie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 09, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Aug 20, 2023 (11:55 PM)
To apply, visit https://careers.sdsu.edu/en-us/job/528920/vice-president-for-student-affairs-and-campus-diversity
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