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As the University’s chief student affairs officer, the Vice President for Student Affairs provides intellectual and administrative leadership, guiding the University’s student affairs services and programs as well as university wide initiatives. Also providing programmatic, assessment and financial leadership for Student Affairs departments, the Vice President serves as an advocate for all students in the University community. Student Affairs departments include: Career Services and Internships, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residence Life, Multicultural Center, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, Religious Life, Student Development Programs, Student Publications and University Health Center. The position reports to the President, is part of President’s Council and Provost’s Council and works closely with faculty, staff, students and community leaders on all matters affecting the student experience.
The Vice President will serve as one of the most visible representatives of the University and, as such, sustain a high level of direct involvement with students, and to be deeply engaged in their campus experiences. As an advocate for students, the Vice President will support the overall planning and development of a seamless co-curricular and curricular experience of students, with particular emphasis on high impact practices, student development, student wellness, diversity and inclusion, citizenship, and community involvement through leadership education, experiential learning opportunities, student organization involvement, and campus programming.
At present there are eight direct reports to the Vice President and 80 full-and part-time staff in the Student Affairs operation. The Vice President oversees an operational budget of over $16 million. The University is home to four residential halls and forty-three apartment buildings housing over 2,600 resident.
These include, but are not limited to, the following:
To provide the leadership required, the Vice President will need progressive experience (typically 5 or more years) in a higher education setting with demonstrated competence in leadership and administration, student affairs theory and practice, and budget management. A master’s degree is required, and a terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate will be:
The Application Process: Confidential inquiries are welcomed and nominations are invited. The review of candidates will begin in April and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, interested applicants should submit materials before April 21, 2019. Applications must include: letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, statement of candidate’s leadership philosophy (500 words or less) and at least three references with full contact information, including email addresses. (References will not be contacted without consent from the applicant.) Application materials should be submitted via the USI Human Resources website at: usi.peopleadmin.com/postings/7389.
Nominations and questions should be forwarded to Andrew Lenhardt.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.