Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (hereafter VPSA).
With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 33,000 students. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one
of America's best college towns. The campus seamlessly merges with Uptown Athens, which is rich with local food culture and walking distance from historic neighborhoods. Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state's first institution of higher education and one of America's oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
The Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) reports to the President and with a strong commitment to equity and social justice will lead, promote, and direct an accomplished, dynamic, and respected student affairs division. Specifically, the position provides leadership and oversight in the following areas: Assist University leaders in achieving the OHIO mission of advancing the intellectual and personal development of OHIO students.
Manage a portfolio of more than 2.4M square feet of space and a total budget exceeding $93M. This includes $79M in auxiliary spending and University-funded departments accounting for $14M of the overall budget.
Actively engage with the University senior leadership team to set University policies and capital and facility planning.
Oversee programs, services, and facilities designed to create a supportive learning environment that is strategically aligned with the University's strategic plan.
Provide oversight of the Division of Student Affairs, including 12 departments, ~300 professional and graduate staff, and 2000+ student employees.
Lead student success and student engagement initiatives in partnership with academic partners supporting retention, persistence, and graduation outcomes.
Guide a high functioning leadership team.
Operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the Division of Student Affairs.
Create and maintain partnership with a broad array of internal and external constituents.
Initiate and implement student success projects, which facilitate and improve the financial, administrative and service productivity for Division of Student Affairs units.
Qualifications Qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, a record of dynamic and visionary accomplishments with a deep understanding of the mission and functions of student affairs in a large comprehensive university, and experience working collaboratively with campus partners.
Leadership Profile Successful candidates will bring to the position a high degree of energy and integrity while inspiring a shared vision; an advocate and champion for student success; experience in strategic planning and financial management including budget and resource development; innovative leader who develops creative solutions within a complex institutional infrastructure; the ability to work with diverse constituents; knowledge of student development theory, current issues, and trends in student affairs; interest in external fundraising; experience in designing, undertaking, and applying an assessment based approach to Student Affairs programming and practices; extensive supervisory experience; and excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. For full details, please refer to the detailed opportunity profile.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: VP For Student Affairs
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: For additional information, please refer to the detailed opportunity profile linked above. Prospective applicants with questions or those seeking to provide nominations may contact Cat Russell at [email protected]
Employment Type: full-time regular
The Vice President for Student Affairs is an executive position at OHIO and, as such, salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the student affairs field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.
In addition to a competitive, data-driven approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, and more.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.