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VP for Student Affairs

Full time
Posted 6 months ago

McPherson College is seeking a collaborative and pioneering leader for the position of VP for Student Affairs.  The VP for Student Affairs designs and coordinates student-driven programs with faculty, Student Life team members and college-wide stakeholders, that attract potential students, enhance student development, promote retention and enrich the academic experience for all its students.  This position leads its team-based approach to support the innovative design and delivery of student life programming in a variety of creative and engaging modalities. This position will effectively leverage existing resources while envisioning the future of a strategically planned residential campus. The VP for Student Affairs will be aware of current trends in higher education and evaluate emerging practices and resources that align with the college’s strategic priorities. The VP for Student Affairs supervises several staff including student life, career, and pastoral services, serves on the college president’s cabinet and reports directly to the college president.

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and will have two or more years of student services/residential life experience.  The ability to work with individual students and student groups as well as the analysis and resolution of complex student services problems is required.  It is essential to possess the skills to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, parents, and the public.  A strong knowledge of organizational, fiscal and personnel management is also required.

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