Alma College seeks a dynamic student-centered leader to be its next Vice President for Student Life. As the senior student affairs officer, the vice president provides leadership and creative vision for a portfolio that includes student housing, Greek life, spiritual life, recreational programs, student conduct concerns, and counseling, health and wellness services. This position also provides oversight to the college’s Title IX activities and chairs the campus safety committee.
A key member of the executive staff, the vice president for student life reports to the president and works collaboratively with and advises the senior leadership team on policies and practices related to the student body. S/he will be responsible for a sector budget of $2 million employing 19 full-time staff.
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to liberal arts education and an understanding of the interdependence of the curricular and co-curricular aspects of a student’s education. The vice president must have the integrity and vision to inspire the campus community to achieve the college’s goals for a diverse and inclusive residential experience. Additional requirements include: • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Student Affairs, Educational Leadership or a related field plus at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience. A PhD is preferred. • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated experience in building collaborations across the campus and with the local community to provide for a positive and safe student experience. • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple departments using a team approach to creative problem solving.
A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Alma is a selective, residential private liberal arts college of 1400 students. It is dedicated to providing an academically challenging undergraduate education in a supportive environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning. The college is located in the city of Alma, Michigan, less than an hour north of Lansing and two hours from the state’s largest city of Detroit.
The position is available on or after July 1, 2017. Nominations and applications (letter and resume) should be sent to the search committee at this email address: Almafirstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Alma College is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, United States. The enrollment is approximately 1,450 students, and the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.