The Vice President, Student Affairs serves as St. Louis College of Pharmacy's chief student affairs officer. Reporting to the president and serving as a member of President's staff, provides strategic leadership for the institution's academic support and student life functions, partnering with faculty, staff and student leadership to develop a supportive and enriching environment to promote the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of our students. Overseeing the Student Affairs unit, including residence life, student development and engagement, student success center, counseling center, writing center, career center, and global initiatives, the vice president is responsible for student orientation and retention.
SPECIFIC MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides strategic and visionary leadership, coordination and general management of assigned functions (academic advising and support, peer tutoring, student wellness, academic support, disability support services, student orientation, global initiatives, student organizations, Greek life, student conduct, writing center and residential life)
Leads staff to formulate and meet goals and objectives in support of the College's strategic plan
Develops and maintains an understanding of the current issues that impact student retention and academic success
Develops and strengthens an institutional student-centered philosophy and integrates this across campus
In collaboration with appropriate administrators and units on campus, guides student learning and development, promotes professionalism, and nurtures student leadership, fostering a seamless learning and living environment in which students' curricular and co-curricular experiences meld to support academic and personal success
Serves as a member of the College's Strategic Enrollment Management steering committee, and provides administrative leadership to the campus community regarding the student experience, collaborating with internal and external units to plan, organize, implement and evaluate strategies designed to improve the student experience, student success, retention and career preparation
Chairs the College's behavioral assessment and intervention team
Tracks student feedback and concerns, and works to implement and improve meaningful retention, academic success and other co-curricular programs
Utilizes strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence based planning to develop recommendations, reports and other materials
Assists in the development, review, enforcement and implementation of College policies and procedures affecting students
Develops and manages applicable budgets to ensure appropriate fiscal management and compliance for efficient and effective delivery of program and services
Provides leadership, vision, coaching and mentoring for the department leaders in Student Affairs, and creates a culture of personal development and continuous learning among the Student Affairs team
Serves on the President's staff, and develops and maintains effective working relationships with other members of the College's senior leadership team, academic and student life leaders across the campus, faculty, and other relevant parts of the College community
Promotes the College within the community and attends all appropriate events
Completes all other tasks assigned by the president
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
An earned doctorate preferred; master's degree required
Demonstrated effective leadership, 7-10 years progressively more responsible experience in planning, implementing, evaluating and advocating for a wide range of programs in student affairs
Demonstrated experience with budget management, supervision of a large staff and staff development and empowerment
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective teams
Demonstrated sophisticated understanding of college student development
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of student affairs practices and principles
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse campus community and a commitment to equity and inclusiveness in a multicultural and multinational environment
Experience and commitment to enhancing an active and collaborative relationship between Student Affairs and other campus units
Experience managing student retention programs, especially of first-generation, low-income students and those from diverse backgrounds
Ability to communicate a vision for the future of Student Affairs
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of engaging appropriate constituencies in policy and strategy development and transparency
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus, and inform others of policies and plans
Demonstrated knowledge of campus requirements associated with Title IX and the Clery Act and demonstrated ability to work with campus partners
Occasional evening and weekend work
The incumbent generally performs job duties in a normal business office environment. This involves working while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
The job also includes significant event planning and execution, which requires a significant level of physical activity, including standing, walking, and occasionally lifting office supply items that may weigh up to 20 pounds.
Additionally, the incumbent may be required to attend meetings in other offices, or deliver and/or retrieve information from other offices around campus.
The ability to operate basic office equipment such as personal computers, duplicating machines, fax machines and standard office telephones may also be required.
If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:
Follow the steps to apply online and submit a cover letter, and resume/CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
EOE Statement:SEOE Statement: St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, veteran status or sexual orientation. We encourage members of minority groups to apply.