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Vice President for Student Affairs

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
Huntsville, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Requisition:

202300036ES

Title:

Vice President for Student Affairs

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Department:

Office of Student Affairs

Division:

Division of Student Affairs

Open Date:

09/29/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Candidates should demonstrate progressively responsible experience in student affairs roles (including student activities, student organizations, conduct, health services, and residential life). They will also possess knowledge and understanding of student development theory, best practices in student affairs, relevant laws and compliance requirements, and emerging trends in higher education. An advanced degree in higher education administration, student affairs, counselling, or a related field is required, and a doctoral degree is preferred.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Plays a critical role in enhancing the overall student experience and promoting student success by overseeing a wide range of student support services and providing broad direction to university leadership as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Primary Responsibilities:

In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities of the role, the VPSA will have the opportunity to focus on the following:

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for the student affairs division, aligning goals and objectives with the university’s mission and strategic plan;
  • Lead collaboratively, developing a collegial, inclusive work environment, motivating staff and cultivating an effective team by selecting, managing, coaching, and evaluating staff;
  • Build partnerships with stakeholder groups to cultivate trust and promote effective communication to collaborate effectively with stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members;
  • Manage an increasingly complex budget, including student fees, housing, grants, and general funds;
  • Monitor, evaluate, and assess the effectiveness of student affairs programs and services using data and metrics to inform program design, decision-making, and continuous improvement;
  • Foster a vibrant campus life by supporting and overseeing student organizations, leadership development programs, service-learning opportunities, recreation, student activities, and campus events;
  • Promote a sense of belonging and community among students through the creation and delivery of assessable, engaging, co-curricular programs and initiatives;
  • Develop and enforce policies, procedures, and codes of conduct that promote a safe and respectful campus environment;
  • Cooperate and collaborate with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality and interacts with confidence, patience, and integrity to provide professional leadership during emergencies; and
  • Partner with campus and Texas State University System stakeholders to educate and promote student risk management and compliance with Title IX, ADA, Clery Act, and other applicable regulations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Provides leadership within the division; works effectively with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and other outside contacts, and is committed to University initiatives. This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).


Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be sent to SHSU@russellreynolds.com.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

Position Number:

1M9935

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36802

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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