One of the nation’s leading private research universities, the University of Miami (UM) is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. It is ranked 44th in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Founded in 1925, UM has more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world and includes three campuses: the main campus in suburban Coral Gables with 4,400 students that live in one of UM’s five residential colleges, the Miller School of Medicine located near downtown Miami, and the internationally renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key.
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs and serving as a key member of the Vice President’s executive team, the Executive Director provides vision, leadership and management consistent with the University’s common purpose to transform lives through teaching, research, and service to students and student organizations in support of student engagement and learning. The Executive Director has direct supervision and leadership responsibilities for the following areas: the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, the LGBTQ Student Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, and Student Activities & Student Organizations. There are over 300 registered University student organizations and the student life units manage a significant number of high visibility institutional programs such as Leadership UMiami, Horizons Pre-Orientation program, Orientation, Homecoming, and Family Weekend. The Executive Director also oversees assessment, accreditation, and supports strategic planning for the Division of Student Affairs. This position supervises 21 staff including a management team of five professionals and has responsibility for an annual budget exceeding $1.8 million and a student activities fee budget of $1.3 million.
A master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, enrollment management, or a related field is required; a doctorate is preferred, with a minimum of ten years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs in a higher education setting that includes demonstrated work in student organizations, programming, advising, and working with a diverse student population. Additional knowledge, experience, and capabilities needed for success in the Executive Director position include: a knowledge of best practices in student engagement; experience in counseling and conflict management; familiarity with the development and execution of programs and events; an ability to create an inclusive community in a diverse university environment; and a general familiarity with assessment, particularly with regard to student programs.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website atwww.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Ellen Heffernan at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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